Aviation Magazines in United Kingdom – Partworks

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Air Combat Collection (1)

[GE Fabbri,  ISSN None]
Frequency: Fortnightly

Fortnightly partwork comprising a 16-page magazine and a 1/100th scale model of one of the featured aircraft.

Ceased


Aircraft of the Aces: Men and Legends

[Delprado Publishers/Osprey Publishing,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Fortnightly

Published from 1999 to 2001. This was a series of 60 booklets published fortnightly. Every second issue included a 1/100 scale diecast metal model of an aircraft – usually related to the subject of the booklet.

Ceased


Airplane

[Aerospace Publishing/Orbis Publishing,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Weekly

‘Airplane’ was a slightly updated version of ‘The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft’, with the addition of some new features on major airlines and selected extracts from ‘Warplane’.

Ceased


Fighter Aircraft Collection

[AmerCom,  ISSN Not applicable]
Frequency: Fortnighlty

‘Fighter Aircraft Collection’ was a fortnightly partwork which comprised a 16-page full colour magazine and a diecast scale model of an aircraft. The complete UK collection consisted of 60 models over a 2 year period from September 2010.

Ceased


Giant Warplanes

[Amermedia,  ISSN None]
Frequency: Fortnightly

Fortnightly partwork collection of the world’s most iconic giant warplanes – 1:144 or 1:200 scale diecast model with each issue.

Current


Helicopter Magazine

[Amermedia,  ISSN None]
Frequency: Fortnightly

Fortnightly partwork collection of the world’s most important helicopters – 1:72 scale diecast model with each issue.

Current


History of Aviation

[New English Library,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Weekly

Published in 72 weekly parts of 16 pages each, circa 1970-1972. This series gave a good general history of aviation, with plenty of illustrations – mostly b+w and colour photographs, but also including some 3-view silhouettes of major aircraft types.

Ceased


Take-Off (7)

[Aerospace Publishing/Eaglemoss Publications,  ISSN 0953-7473]
Frequency: Weekly

Subtitled ‘Experience the World Of Aircraft’. Published in 132 weekly parts of 28 pages each, between May 1988 and January 1990, making a total of 11 bound volumes with 3700 pages. This was a more wide-ranging publication, covering with world of aviation in several different sections within each issue.

Ceased


Take-Off (8)

[Aerospace Publishing,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Weekly

Published in 132 weekly parts of 28 pages each, between January 1994 and 1996. This was a slightly revised version of the earlier title, with the addition of several features on the recent Gulf War, but an unchanged reference section.

Ceased


The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft

[Aerospace Publishing/Orbis Publishing,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Weekly

Published in 216 weekly parts of 20 pages (excluding covers) each, between 1982 and 1985, making a total of 18 bound volumes. Each issue included features on the History of Aviation, profiles of major aircraft types (World’s Greatest Aircraft), and a detailed A-Z of aircraft.

Ceased


War in the Air: Aerial Wonders of Our Time

[The Amalgamated Press Ltd,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Weekly

A survey of military aviation, past and present, around the world. A complete set comprised 25 parts. Published between November 7th, 1935 and April 23rd, 1936.

Ceased


War Machine

[Aerospace Publishing/Orbis Publishing,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Weekly

Published in 144 weekly parts of 20 pages each between 1983 and 1986. This was a comprehensive survey of the world’s military equipment in the 20th century.

Ceased


Warplane

[Aerospace Publishing/Orbis Publishing,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Weekly

‘Warplane’ was published in 120 weekly parts of 24 pages each, between 1985 and 1988, making a total of 10 bound volumes. Focusing on modern military aviation, this partwork adopted a similar format to ‘The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft’.

Ceased


Wings – Encyclopedia of Aviation

[Orbis Publishing,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Weekly

Published in 150 weekly parts of 20 pages each, between 1976 and 1979. Each issue provided part of an A-Z survey of famous aircraft manufacturers, aircraft types, aviation personalities and air battles.

Ceased


Wonders of World Aviation

[The Amalgamated Press Ltd,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Weekly

Subtitled ‘The Conquest of the Air in Story and Picture’. A complete set comprised 40 editions. Published weekly from March 1938 onwards.

Ceased


World Aircraft Information Files

[Bright Star Publishing,  ISSN 1369-6483]
Frequency: Weekly

Published in 218 weekly parts, from early 1998 until 2002. Each issue comprised 32 pages, the same large page size as ‘World Air Power Journal’, organised as a series of pull-out reference files to be slotted into ring binders.

Ceased



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