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Availability: News-stand           Issues per Year: 12
ISSN: xxxx-xxxx           Barcode:
First Year: 1981           Last Year: 1985

Publisher: Vintage Aviation Publications Ltd
Country: United Kingdom         Language: English

Main Genre: general
Exclusively Aviation?: Yes

Status: Ceased

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Initially published quarterly, with the first issue dated Summer 1981, but went bi-monthly in early 1984 and then monthly from October 1984. It was known as ‘Planes incorporating Wingspan’ from issue 15 or so, and retitled ‘Wingspan incorporating Planes’ in 1985 (from issue 20). VAP was the publisher of the Data Plan and Aerodata series of booklets on various aircraft types, and this magazine reflected a similar style of content and design.

A glossy A4 size publication with 28 (later 32) pages in each issue. The content was highly pictorial, with b+w and colour photographs often reproduced full page or half-page, and several pages of detailed scale line drawings. Many of the feature articles were also largely pictorial, with an emphasis on historical British aircraft. Ceased publication mid 1996 after issue 136. Founded and edited by Philip J R Moyes, with editorial input from Derek N James and scale drawings by Alfred Granger. The editorship was later delegated to Alan Forberg.

[*] Contents Listing, No.1 – No.136

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