Air Enthusiast (2) – Contents Listing

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1 1/1976
[Air Enthusiast Quarterly] Soviet Flies in Spanish Skies by the editors (Polikarpov I-16 in Spain, cutaway, 2 pages col drwgs); The Day of the Dewoitine by Pierre Leyvastre (Dewoitine D.500-D.510 series, competitor side-view line drwgs, variants side-view line drwgs, cutaway, 1 page col drwgs, 3-view line drwg); Westland’s Winged Dragon by the editors (Wyvern, variants side-view line drwgs, 2 3-view drwgs, cutaway, pilots notes); The Agile & Aggressive Albatros by Peter Grosz (Albatros D.I to D.Va, 4 3-view line drwgs, cutaway); Wackett’s Wonder by Keith Isaacs (Woomera torpedo-bomber, 2 3-view line drwgs, cockpit drwgs, 1 page col drwgs); Brewster’s Benighted Buffalo by the editors (F2A Buffalo, 2 pages col drwgs, cutaway); Dora-9 and the Tank Fighters by Eberhard-Dietrich Weber (long-nosed Fw 190 and Ta 152, variants table, 3 variants side view line drwgs, 3 3-view line drwgs, cutaway, pilots notes) [112 pages]
2 2/1976
Flying the “Wooden Warrior” by Ladislav Valousek (Lavochkin La-5, cutaway, 1 page col drwgs, cockpit drwg); Vampire on a Trampoline by Eric Brown (RAE undercarriageless landing tests); Those Classic Nieuports by J M Bruce (Nieuport 16, 17, 17bis and 23, cutaway, 1 3-view drwg); Pentagon Over The Islands (Indonesian military aviation); Annals of the Gauntlet (Gloster Gauntlet, 2 pages col drwgs, cutaway); Convair’s Delta Alpha by Richard P Hallion (Convair XP-92 3-view line drwg, XF-92A flight testing, 3-view line drwg); The “Folding Fighters” of the ‘Forties (Nikitin-Shevchenko IS-1, IS-2, IS-4 etc, cutaway, 3-view line drwg, variants side view line drwgs); Talkback (readers letters: I-16 in Spain corrections, F2A registrations, British D.510A photo); The Allison-Engined Mustang – A Fighting Combination by Christopher Shores (early P-51s, cutaway, 2 pages col drwgs); The Green Hell Air War by Georg von Rauch (Bolivia vs Paraguay in 1930s, 1 page col drwgs); Reggiane and I…A Fighter Designer Recalls by Roberto Longhi (Re 2001 cutaway, Re 2007 cutaway, Re 2006 3-view, Re 2007 3-view, Re 2008/Ca 8000 3-view) [112 pages]
3 1/1977
Barrier-Breaking Fury (2 pages col drwgs, 3-view line drwg, cutaway, variants side view line drwgs, Fury monoplane 3-view line drwg); X-4 – The Bantam Explorer by Richard P Hallion (cutaway, 3-view line drwg); Sustained Supersonics – Soviet Style (MiG-19, cutaway, 3-view line drwg, variants side view line drwgs); The Benighted Rolands by Peter M Grosz (LFG Roland fighters – especially D.VI, cutaway, 3-view line drwg); Grumman’s Willing Wildcat (XF4F-1 biplane 3-view line drwg, variants side view line drwgs, 3-view line drwg, cutaway, pilots notes, 2 pages col drwgs, cockpit drwg); The Annals of the Kiwi Kittyhawks by Christopher Shores (RNZAF P-40s, 1 col profile); RCT Armament in the Boeing B-29 by John Brown (Remote-Controlled Turret system); Talkback (readers letters: Indonesia corrections, Green Hell Air War correction); Fighters a la Francaise – Part One by Georges Bruner (French inter-war fighter development, 15 3-view line drwgs, 11 col profiles, 4 diagrams); End of a Line… The Last Curtiss Navy Fighter by Hal Andrews (XF15C-1, 3-view line drwg, variants side view line drwgs); The Canadian Junkers – An Arctic Odyssey by William Paul Ferguson (Junkers F 13 3-view line drwg) [112 pages]
4 2/1977
Tiger in the Sky…the Saga of the AVG by Mike Minnich (American Volunteer Group in WW2, 1 page col drwgs, victory list); Serendipity at Santa Monica – The Story of the Douglas X-3 by Richard P Hallion (3-view line drwg); The Widow from Hawthorne by Warren Thompson (P-61 Black Widow personal recollections, 1 col profile, cutaway, cockpit drwg); Canadian Innovation – The CF-100 Story by Robert Bradford (cutaway, 3-view line drwg & variants side views); The Postwar Messerschmitt (Me 262 in Czechoslovakia, 1 page col drwgs); Tupolev’s Tractable Twin – The Story of the Tu-2 Family (variants side view line drwgs, 1 page col profiles, two 3-view line drwgs, cutaway); Talkback (readers letters: Spanish Fury comments, F4F Wildcat comments, Roland caption error, DH.86 in Indonesia correction); Sopwith’s Pedigree Pup by J M Bruce (cutaway, 3-view line drwg); The Super 71…A Canadian Fairchild by William Paul Ferguson (3-view line drwg); Fighters a la Francaise – Part Two by Georges Bruner (French inter-war fighter development, 22 3-view line drwgs) [112 pages]
5 November 1977-February 1978
[Air Enthusiast] Uncle Sam’s Last Combat Biplane (Curtiss SBC, 3-view line drwg & variants side views, cutaway, 2 pages col drwgs, pilots notes); More Nieuport Classics by J M Bruce (Nieuport 24 and 27, 1 page col drwgs, cutaway, 3-view line drwg); Diving Vengeance by Christopher Shores and Frank F Smith (Vultee V-72 Vengeance service use, 6 col profiles, pilots notes); The Disappointing Defiant by Les Whitehouse (Boulton Paul Defiant, three 3-view line drwgs & variants side views, 5 col profiles, cutaway); The Lovelorn Libellula by Eric Brown (Miles M.35 and M.39 Libellula, 4 3-view line drwgs, cutaway); By ‘Scrutator’ to Sweden by J H ‘Jimmy’ Orrell (BOAC Hudsons on the Leuchars-Stockholm route, map); Saga of the Rocket Ships by Richard P Hallion (Bell X-1, Douglas D-558-2, Bell X-2: two 3-view line drwgs & variants side views); Talkback (readers letters: RCAF Fairchild Super 71, AVG P-40E delivery flights, Italian Aeronautical Mission to China 1937, Allison Mustangs update); Sixty Years on… by Jeremy Howard-Williams (RFC encounter in Bloody April 1917) [80 pages]
6 March-June 1978
The Agile Asian…Japan’s Type 97 Fighter (Nakajima Ki-27, variants side view line drwgs, cutaway, 3 col profiles, 3-view line drwg); Saga of the Rocket Ships by Richard P Hallion (X-15, cutaway, 3-view line drwg); The Uncompetitive Condor by H A Taylor (Curtiss Condor, 13 col profiles); The Desert Sharks by David B Brown (No.112 Sqn with Kittyhawks in the Western Desert, 4 col profiles, cockpit drwg); F-82: Killers over Korea by Warren Thompson (F-82 Twin Mustang, cutaway, 3-view line drwg, variants side view line drwgs); The RAE’s S.E.5A…A Significant Survivor by R J Spiers (Shuttleworth’s S.E.5a restoration, cutaway, 3-view col drwg, pilots notes, cockpit drwg); The Long Aerial Mine: Failure or Unrealised Potential? by Alfred Price (RAF WW2 experimental anti-bomber weapon, 3 diagrams); Helicopter Pioneers of World War I by Peter M Grosz (Austro-Hungarian pioneers, 4 drawings); Talkback (readers letters: Vengeance criticisms, CF-100 comments, Miles supersonic airliner libellula project) [80 pages]
7 July-September 1978
The Saga of the Ubiquitious Breguet by Pierre Leyvastre (Breguet 19, variants side view line drwgs, two 3-view line drwgs, cutaway, wing shape diagram, 2 pages col drwgs); Messerschmitt Over Spain (Legion Condor Bf 109s, 4 col profiles, cutaway, map); The Incredible Inflatable by Terry Heffernan (ML Utility, 3-view line drwg); The Trisonic Titanium Republic by Richard A DeMeis (Republic XF-103, cutaway, diagram, 3-view line drwg); Adios to the Mustang (F-51s retired by Bolivia, 2 photos); A Bomber That Almost Missed its War! – The Douglas Invader Story by Rene J Francillon (A-26/B-26, 2 pages col drwgs, cutaway, 3-view line drwg & variants side view drwgs, pilots notes); Bruno Baade’s “Stratojet” (EF 150, 3-view line drwg); Talkback (readers letters: Curtiss SBC colours, No.4 BFTS memories, CF-100 errors, NASA hypersonic projects) [80 pages]
8 October 1978-January 1979
The Annals of Sugar Baker Two Uncle (Vought SB2C Vindicator, 2 pages col drwgs, cutaway, 3-view line drwg); The Fokker Dr I – A Reappraisal by Peter M Grosz and A E Ferko (2 pages col drwgs, cutaway); Night Intruder, Korean Style by Robert C Mikesh (B-26 Invader operations in Korean War, cockpit drwg, map); Ford’s Stout-Hearted Trimotor by H A Taylor (3-view line drwg, cutaway); Saga of the Rocket Ships by Richard P Hallion (M2-F1, X-24 & HL-10 lifting bodies, map); The Last Fighting “Forts” (Israeli B-17s, 1 col profile); Avro’s Fallen Arrow by Robert Bradford (Avro CF-105, cutaway, 3-view line drwg); Talkback (readers letters: Buffalo production, Brewster 340 photo, First Australian casualty in Pacific War, Breguet 19 & 280T memories, RAF M serial aircraft) [80 pages]
9 February-May 1979
Boeing 100: An Admirable Airworthy Antique by Lew Wallick; Armstrong-Whitworth’s Willing Whitley (2 pages col drwgs, 3-view line drwg & variant side view line drwgs, cutaway, pilots notes); A Grumman By Any Other Name… (Grumman G-23/SF-1/FF-1, cutaway, variants side view line drwgs, 2 pages col drwgs); Tip-Tow and Tom-Tom by Jay Miller (USAF experiments in wing-tip coupling of fighters and bombers); The Trend-Setting 247 by H A Taylor (Boeing 247, cutaway, 3-view line drwg); Soviet Stovepipes by Richard P Hallion (Russian ramjet flying test beds); The Bullets and the Guns by J M Bruce (Morane Saulnier Type N, cutaway, two 3-view line drwgs); The Last of Die Grossen Dessauer (Ju 290 in Spain); Talkback [80 pages]
10 July-September 1979
An Ill-Fated ‘Swallow’…But a Harbinger of Summer by Eric Brown (flying the DH.108 Swallow, cutaway, 3-view line drwg & variants side view line drwgs); The End of the Begining…The Seversky P-35 (variants side view line drwgs, cutaway, 2 pages col drwgs); Prestwick’s STOL Pioneer by N J Capper (Scottish Aviation Pioneer); The Fight for Iraq – 1941 by Christopher Shores (map, 11 col profiles); The Ten Long Years of the Short Stirling (3-view line drwg & variants side view line drwgs, cutaway, 1 page col drwgs); The First “Wooden Wonder” by H A Taylor (DH.88 Comet, cutaway, 3-view line drwg); Ten Big Boeings…The Stratoliner Saga by H A Taylor (Boeing 307, cutaway, 3-view line drwg & variants side view line drwgs); Contraband Wings of the Spanish War…Britain’s Clandestine Contribution by Gerald Howson (British aircraft clandestinely exported to Spain in 1936); Talkback (readers letters: Trimotor corrections, Israeli B-17s correction, A-26 memories, Boeing 247 update, Breguet 19 & Grumman FF-1 in Spain, DH.9 ‘Patria’ & Bre 19 at Karachi pics)[80 pages]
11 November 1979-February 1980
HA-300: Egypt’s Cosmopolitan Status Symbol by Kapil Bhargava (Helwan HA-300, 3-view line drwg); Of Chaika And Chato…Polikarpov’s Fighting Biplanes (I-15, I-152, I-153, three 3-view line drwgs & variants side view line drwgs, two cutaways, 15 col profiles); Talkback (readers letters: Stirling comments, DH.9A ‘Patria’ & Breguet 16); Eyes for the Artillery…Flying Austers in World War II by Eversley Belfield (British Army AOP flying, cutaway); Structural Failures in Wartime…And Some Solutions by Paul Jenkins (some problems afflicting famous RAF aircraft of WW2, 7 diagrams); Keeping the Old Birds Flying by Tom Cleaver (the US vintage aircraft scene); Lockheed P-80: The Story of a Star by Richard P Hallion (two 3-view line drwgs & variants side view line drwgs, 1 page col drwgs, cutaway); Saga of the C-Class ‘Boats by H A Taylor (Short S.23 C-Class, cutaway, 3-view line drwg) [80 pages]
12 April-July 1980
The Annals of Ilyusha…Ilyushin’s Proliferous Shturmovik (Il-2, 1 col profile, variants side view line drwgs, 2 pages col drwgs, cutaway, two 3-view line drwgs); T-33 and F-94…More Stars in the Lockheed Galaxy by Richard P Hallion (three 3-view line drwgs with variants side view line drwgs, F-94 cutaway); Fokker’s “Lucky Seven” by H A Taylor and Peter Alting (Fokker F VII, cutaway, 2.5 pages col drwgs); The Aerial Art of Arthur Gibson by Chris Wren (air-air photography); Talkback (readers letters: GE-23 Goblin, HP Harrow of Flight Refuelling, Portuguese DH.88 Comet, F-80 note & P-12E survivor & Tom-Tom EF-84Ds, B-26 pics, Boeing 307 pic, Bolivian F-51D pic, Boeing 247 to China, British Aircraft to Spain update, Pioneer correction, Ford Trimotor in PNG and Spain); “Operation Ball” USAAF Operations in Sweden 1944-45 by Bo Widfeldt; Vicker’s First Fighters by J M Bruce (Vickers F.B.1 to F.B.9, two 3-view line drwgs) [80 pages]
13 August-November 1980
Do X – Dr Dornier’s Great White Wal by John Weal (3-view line drwg, cutaway); Fighters of the Cross of Christ by Mario Canongia Lopes (Portuguese AF fighter units 1940-1952, 8 col profiles); Ilyushin’s Proliferous Shturmovik II (Il-2/Il-10 family, 1 col profile, two 3-view line drwgs, 2 pages col drwgs, cutaway); Miles M.52 – The Supersonic Dream by Eric Brown (3-view line drwg, cutaway, 2 diagrams); Fokker’s Trimotors Go To War by Gerald Howson (Spanish civil war use, 2 col profiles); Old Rhinebeck’s New Dolphin by Peter Kilduff (Sopwith Dolphin replica); World’s Fastest Mustangs by Chuck Aro (1979 Reno air races); Under Cover of Darkness…The Wellington At War by Rupert Cooling (RAF Wellington ops in WW2, cutaway); An Airline At War by Herman De Wulf (Sabena in WW2); Talkback (readers letters: Fight For Iraq comments, Operation Ball Finnish fighters, Short S.31 half-scale Stirling, Keeping The Old Birds Flying corrections, No.216 Sqn incident in Libya 1926, Tip-Tow update, Fokker F VII update) [80 pages]
14 December 1980-March 1981
Boeing’s Fighter Finale…The Peashooter Chronicle (Boeing P-26, 2 col 2-view drwgs, 9 col profiles, cutaway); TSR 2: Yesterday’s Answer to Tomorrow’s Problem by Graham Wilmer (BAC TSR 2, two 3-view line drwgs, 10 diagrams, cutaway); Constellation: Lockheed’s “Queen of the Skies” by H A Taylor (Lockheed Constellation, two 3-view line drwgs and variants side view line drwgs, cutaway); Back From The Graveyard by Tom Cleaver (F4U-7 Corsair restoration); A Revelation – Handley Page’s Flying Suitcase by Rupert Cooling (flying the Hampden, 1 page col drwgs, cutaway); Biplanes For The Fliegertruppe by Peter Grosz and A E Ferko (Halberstadt D series, no drwgs); Rescue At Ban Phanop by Earl H Tilford (rescue of USAF F-4 crew shot down over Vietnam); Talkback (readers letters: Vickers fighters comment, Reno racing comments, Il-2 corrections, An Airline At War – Ensign not S.73, Sabena aircraft corrections, Lufthansa Ju 290s) [80 pages]
15 April-July 1981
Supermarine 510 and Hawker P.1052…Their Lives And Violent Times by Charles Burnett and Eric Morgan (2 cutaways, 2 3-view line drwgs with variant details, 1 diagram); Halifax: Bomber Command’s Second String…The Halifax (Handley Page Halifax, two 3-view line drwg with variants side view line drwgs, 12 col profiles, cutaway); Talkback (readers letters: Sabena corrections, Iraq 1941 comments, Operation Ball corrections, Fokker F VII comments); C-Class ‘Boats at War by David Vincent (Short C-Class operations with RAAF); Skymaster Story…the Fourth Douglas Commercial by H A Taylor (DC-4, cutaway, 3-view line drwg with variants side view line drwg); Mustangs in Korea by Warren Thompson (P-51 operations); The First Fighting SPADs by J M Bruce (SPAD 7/SPAD VII, 8 col profiles, cutaway) [80 pages]
16 August-November 1981
The Rise…And Fall of the Vietnamese AF by Jim Mesko (VNAF history, 1 map); America’s Spitfires by Christopher Shores (Spitfire in USAAF service, 6 col profiles); The RAF in Greece – 1940-41 by Eric Bevington-Smith; CW-21: The St Louis Lightweight by Gerard Casius (Curtiss-Wright CW-21, 1 map, cutaway, 3-view line drwg); Sixes And Sevens – Piston-Engined Transports That Ended A Douglas Dynasty by H A Taylor (DC-6 & DC-7, 2 3-view line drwgs); The Blenheim in Yugoslavia by Zoran Jerin (JKRV Bristol Blenheim operations, cutaway, 3 col profiles); Talkback (readers letters: Supermarine 510 correction, SPAD 7 additional info, P-26 comments); Junkers F 13…The Pioneer From Dessau by John Stroud (3-view line drwg, variants side view line drwgs, cutaway) [80 pages]
17 December 1981-March 1982
Armstrong Whitworth’s Flying Wings…A Tale of No Tails by Ray Williams (A.W.52, 7 3-view line drwgs, 2 cutaways); Walrus…Amphibious Angel of Mercy by Eric B Morgan and Charles Burnet (Supermarine Walrus, 10 col profiles, 3-view line drwg, 1 col plan view, 1 diagram, cutaway); PR Flying and the Spitfire by David B Brown (7 col profiles); Talkback (readers letters: Fokker F VII comments, Halberstadt comments, Junkers F 13 additional info); “Britain Captures Schneider Trophy” by David Mondey (story of Schneider Trophy races, 17 3-view line drwgs, S.6B cutaway); The MiG Killers Of Korea by Warren Thompson (F-86 Sabre in Korean War); Fokker’s D VII… The Reluctant Razor by Peter M Grosz (3 col profiles, cutaway, 3-view line drwg); Caught By The Wing-Tip by C E “Bud” Anderson (more USAF tip-tow experiments, 4 diagrams) [80 pages]
18 April-July 1982
The Bombay: Pegasus Draught, Bristol Dray by Rupert Cooling (Bristol Bombay, cutaway, 3-view line drwg & variants side view line drwgs); Quest For Altitude…The First Generation MiGs (MiG-1, MiG-3, MiG-5, six 3-view line drwg & variants side view line drwgs, 2 pages col drwgs, cutaway); Return of the Razorbacks by Tom Cleaver (P-51A & A-36 restorations in USA); A Seversky in the Spanish War by Gerald Howson (Seversky SEV-3); Stratocruiser…Ending an Airline Era by H A Taylor (Boeing 377/C-97, cutaway, 3-view line drwg, variants side view line drwgs, Guppy 3-view line drwg & variants side view line drwgs); Destination: Disaster by Lennart Berns (SAAB B 18B recovery and restoration, 1 map, Malmem preserved aircraft photos); Estonian Air Power, 1918-1945 by F Gerdessen (5 col profiles, map); Talkback (readers letters: CW-21 additional info, USAAF Spitfire V photo, Junkers F 13 in Finland, Soviet Union and Latvia, Junkers F 13 first prototype fate in Lithuania, Junkers F 13 more info, DC-4 water bombers, Fokker F VII in Japan, Walrus colour profile comments) [80 pages]
19 August-November 1982
The Predacious Parasite (Soviet Zveno parasite fighters); The Vulcan…(Almost) A Valediction (Avro Vulcan, 4 col profiles, cutaway, four 3-view line drwgs, variants side view line drwgs, 1 diagram); The Zero Precursor…Mitsubishi’s A5M (6 col profiles, 3-view line drwg & variants side view line drwgs, cutaway); Thunderjets in Korea by Warren Thompson (Republic F-84 operations, cutaway); Talkback (readers letters: Portugal Walrus order, BOAC Constellation variant, Canadian Junkers F 13 & Walrus, Fokker F VII additional info, USAAF Spitfire V); The Douglas Commercial Two by Arthur Pearcy (DC-2, 4 col profiles, 3-view line drwg & variants side view line drwgs, cutaway); A Siamese Experimental by Edward M Young (Boripatra bomber, 3-view line drwg) [80 pages]
20 December 1982-March 1983
Fighter Biplane Finale… The Falco (Fiat CR.42, 12 col profiles, variants side view line drwgs, 3-view line drwg, cutaway); Junkers Ju 86… The Dimorphous Dessauer (1 page col drwgs, 2 cutaways, variants side view line drwgs, two 3-view line drwgs); Britannia… End of The Bristol Line by H A Taylor (Bristol Britannia, 3-view line drwg, cutaway); Clementine And The Big Mother by Frank Colucci (US Navy SAR helicopters in the Vietnam War); Talkback (readers letters: Australian & Soviet Antarctic aircraft, Soviet MiG-15 pilots in Korea, Fokker D VIII comments, Boeing 377 memories, Estonia update, Finnish Junkers F 13 was Junkers K 53); The American Moth Flies Again by Tom Cleaver (1920s Vulcan American Moth restored in USA); The Saga Of The T VIIIW – The Last Fighting Fokker by Theo Wesselink (Fokker T.VIIIW, 3 col profiles, two 3-view line drwgs, variants side view line drwgs, cutaway); Tom Sopwith And His Aeroplanes 1912-1914 by Tim Mason (pre-WW1 Sopwith aircraft, no drwgs) [80 pages]
21 April-July 1983
The Era-Ending Gamecock (Gloster Gamecock, cutaway, 3-view line drwg with variants side view line drwgs, 3 col profiles); The Cosmopolitan Dornier… Last of the Sponson ‘Boats (Do 24, 3-view line drwg, cutaway, 2 pages col drwgs); The (Shooting) Stars of Korea by Warren Thompson (Lockheed F-80 in the Korean War); The TBM Avengers of Fredericton by Karl Hayes and Eamon Power (Avenger water bombers in Canada); The Viking… Vickers Commercial One by H A Taylor (Vickers Viking, cutaway, 3-view line drwg); Snowbird Through The Lens by Bill Johnson (photographing the Canadian aerobatic team); Aviatik D I – Austria-Hungary’s First Indigenous Fighter by Peter Grosz and George Haddow (Aviatik(Berg) D I, 3 col profiles, three 3-view line drwgs, cutaway); Talkback (readers letters: Mitsubishi A5M comment, F-84 corrections, Junkers F13 corrections corrected, Vulcan memories & preserved example in USA, Estonian pilots in WW2 RAF, Fiat CR.42 in Sweden, Fokker T VIII comments, Douglas DC-2 additional info) [80 pages]
22 August-November 1983
Batavia’s Big Sticks by Gerald Casius (Martin 139 in Netherlands East Indies, cutaway, map, 6 col profiles); The Colonel’s Air Force by Eddy Rubinstein (Confederate Air Force); A Fork-Tailed Swede by Peter Billing (SAAB 21, two 3-view line drwgs, 3 col profiles, cutaway); The Sea-Going Bison by Eric Harlin (Avro Bison fleet spotter, variants side view line drwgs, three 3-view line drwgs, 3 col profiles); The Facile Fiat… Rosatelli’s “Italian Fighter” (Fiat CR.32, 1 page col drwgs, cutaway, 3 col profiles, 3-view line drwg); When Boeing Flew The Mails by H A Taylor (Boeing Model 40 and Model 80, two 3-view line drwg, variants side view line drwgs, cutaway); Talkback (readers letters: Ju 86 comments, US Navy SAR comments, DC-2 corrections, Dutch & Spanish Do 24s, Junkers F 13 O-BACC, Belgian Fokker F VIIs, Sopwith Tabloid? in Belgium, Whitley comments, Avro Lincoln ‘Aries II’, Snowbirds corrections) [80 pages]
23 December 1983-Mach 1984
The RAF’s Little Indians by Christopher Shores (Curtiss Mohawk IV operations, cutaway); Finland’s Fighter Finale by Kari Stenman (VL Myrsky, cutaway, 3 col profiles, 3-view line drwg); SAAB’s Jet Debutant by Peter Billing (SAAB J 21R, two 3-view line drwgs, cutaway, 2 col profiles); Airspeed’s Elegant Elizabethan by H A Taylor (Airspeed Ambassador, five 3-view line drwgs, cutaway); A Duck Without Feathers by Francis J Allen (Grumman JF/J2F Duck, 4 col profiles, cutaway, 4-view line drwg); Chino Planes of Fame by Frank B Mormillo (US Air Museum collection); Into Battle, Under Tow by B Cornthwaite (British WW2 experiments in towed fighters, 2 diagrams, slipwing aircraft photos); Photographer Extraordinary (RAF aircraft photos 1937-1943); Talkback (readers letters: Gamecock in Finland, Spanish Do 24s, Do 24 in Australia remembered DC-2 in Australia, Fiat CR.42 in Belgium) [80 pages]
24 April-July 1984
Folland’s (G)natty Fighters by Charles Burnet (Folland Midge & Gnat/Ajeet, five 3-view line drwgs, cutaway, 2 diagrams, 4 col profiles); The Interim Veltro…The Ultimate Castoldi (Macchi C.205V Veltro, cutaway, two 3-view line drwgs, 6 col profiles, pilots notes); The Iberian Arrow by Salvador Mafe Huertas (Hispano Saetta, no drwgs); Die Junkers Grossflugzeuge by John Stroud (Junkers G 38 & Ki-20, 2 col profiles, six 3-view line drwgs, cutaway, variants side view line drwgs); The Fairey IIID In Australia by Keith Isaacs (1 map, 1 page col drwgs); Douglas B-26s in Korea by John E Horne (Invader operations); The MB-3: America’s Forgotten Fighter by Peter M Bowers (Thomas-Morse MB-3, cutaway, 3-view line drwg) [80 pages]
25 August-November 1984
Vickers’ Peer Without Peer by H A Taylor (Vickers Viscount, 3-view line drwg with variants side view line drwgs, cutaway, 3 col profiles); Props And Jets Over Chino by Frank Mormillo (vintage prop & modern jet formations photo essay); France’s Forgotten Air War by Edward Young (French Indochina vs Thailand 1940, map, Thai AF Museum photos); Flight Refuelling… The Wartime Story by Brian Gardner (UK & US experiments, 5 diagrams); The Night-Fighting Meteors by Ray Williams (Armstrong Whitworth Meteor, 3-view line drwg with variants side view line drwgs, cutaway, 3 col profiles); The Way To The World’s First All-Metal Fighter by Peter M Grosz and Gerard Terry (Junkers J1 to J10 and D I, 9 3-view line drwgs, cutaway); Talkback (readers letters: RAF Mohawk comments, Bristol Bombay memories, Airspeed Ambassador in Australia, Grumman J2F Duck with VMS-3, Austrian production of Albatros D III and Aviatik D I corrections, DC-2 corrections & MLD Do 24 fate correction, early aircraft with ejection seats, Saab J21 & J21 production sites, Do 24 houseboat) [80 pages]
26 December 1984-March 1985
The Leticia Conflict by Georg von Rauch (Colombia vs Peru 1932); Bell’s Early Hueys and the Vietnam Connection by Bob Chenoweth (UH-1A & UH-1B in Vietnam, cutaway, 1 page col drwgs); Shackleton: Ending An Era by John Chartres (Avro Shackleton, 3 col profiles, cutaway, two 3-view line drwg with variants side view line drwgs); Dutch Mitchells in the Far East by Geoffrey J Thomas (North American B-25s with the ML-KNIL, 1/2 page col drwgs); The Famed Curtiss Hawks by Peter M Bowers (PW-8 to XP-23 and especially P-6 variants, six 3-view line drwg with variants line drwgs, 4 col profiles, cutaway); Brabazon… The Work of the Committees by H A Taylor (British post-war civil aircraft planning, 1 3-view line drwg); Talkback (readers letters: RNZAF roundel on Vulcan, Thomas-Morse MB-3 photos, Portuguese Fairey IIIDs & Puss Moth ‘Marao’, No.60 Sqn Meteors correction, fate of 117 Sqn Bombay & Ca 133, more RAF B-26 photos) [80 pages]
27 March-June 1985
Brabazon… Evolution of the Aircraft by H A Taylor (Bristol Brabazon, cutaway, 3-view line drwg with variants line drwgs); The Anti-Soviet Tupolevs – Finland’s Russian Bombers by Kari Stenman (Tupolev SB-2 in Finnish AF, cutaway); Museum Masterpiece by Joseph A Ventolo & Michelle Crean (restoration of Boeing P-12E for USAF museum); The Butcher Bird in Combat W J A ‘Tony’ Wood (Focke-Wulf Fw 190 combat career, 12 col profiles, variants side view line drwgs, cutaway); Vixen, Venture, Valparaiso – A Forgotten Family of Vickers Biplanes by Mario Canongia Lopes (Vickers biplanes in Portugal and Chile, 1 page col drwgs); Sea Fury, Low And Fast by Bill Johnson (air racing with the Sea Fury); The Nocturnal Nighthawk by Warren Thompson (Douglas P-70 combat career, 3-view line drwg with variants line drwgs); Talkback (readers letters: Seversky P-35 comments, Danish Meteor NF.11 deliveries, Gnat memories, USCG JF-2 Duck correction, RAF Mohawks comment, Fairey IIID in Australia) [80 pages]
28 July-October 1985
In Defence of India by D W ‘Joe’ Warne (Coastal Defence Flights in India and Burma, 1 map); Blenheim – Bristol’s Trim Twins (Bristol Blenheim, three 3-view line drwg with variants line drwgs, cutaway, 2 pages col drwgs); Museum Par Excellence (Museu Aeroespacial Brasileiro photos); Conair… Piston Power Against Forest Fires by Robert Stitt (Conair fire bombers); The Era of the Gulls – The Chronicles of the Pulawski Fighter Line (PZL fighters, five 3-view line drwgs with variants line drwgs, cutaway, 6 col profiles); The Audacious Caravelle (Sud Aviation Caravelle, 5 col profiles, cutaway, two 3-view line drwg with variants line drwgs); Ballast For Wiley Post by Gordon S Williams (memories of the last days of Wiley Post); Talkback (readers letters: Fairey Transatlantic Seaplane, Shackleton comments, Viscount in Poland, racing Sea Fury caption correction) [80 pages]
29 November 1985 – February 1986
Monino: A Legendary Museum by Carl-Frederick Guest (Russian aviation museum); Canada’s Thunder Chicken by Robert S Grant (Noorduyn Norseman, 4 col profiles, two 3-view line drwg with variants line drwgs, cutaway); First of the V-Bombers by Jack Bruce (Vickers Vimy, two 3-view line drwgs, cutaway, 4 col profiles); Army Neptunes… Over South East Asia by Wayne Mutza (US Army RP-2E operations); Der Schnellbomber …the Saga of the Ju 88 Bomber (Junkers Ju 88, four 3-view line drwg with variants line drwgs, 9 col profiles, cutaway); The Annals of Lithuanian Aviation by C Vistakas (four 3-view line drwgs); Talkback (readers letters: PZL fighters additional info, Portuguese Blenheims & Fairey IIIDs, P-70 radar, Shackleton comments, Meteor correction & photos, Caravelle correction) [80 pages]
30 March-June 1986
De Havilland’s War Orphan (de Havilland D.H.95 Flamingo, cutaway, 3-view line drwg with variants line drwgs); Huey “Deltas” and “Hotels” by Bob Chenoweth (Bell UH-1D & UH-1H in Vietnam, cutaway, 1 page col drwgs); The Seawolves of HAL-3 by Peter Mersky (US Navy UH-1B operations in Vietnam); The Reporter Reported by Warren Thompson (Northrop F-15A Reporter service career); Swing-Wing Phantom by Mike Spick (McDonnell Douglas F-4 projects, 2 3-view line drwgs, 3 diagrams); The Annals of the “Pencil” – The Story of the First-Generation Dornier Do 17 (cutaway, 2 3-view line drwgs, variants side view line drwgs, 6 col profiles); Recording History Down Rio Way… Brazil’s Museu Aeroespacial (museum report); Tante Ju Revival – Que esta loco? by Mark Edwards (Junkers Ju 52 ferry flight Spain to UK) & Canada’s Corrugated Classic by Robert S Grant (Ju 52 in Canada, cutaway); Talkback (readers letters: US Army’s heaviest aircraft, Waco photo caption error, US Army aircraft with names, Conair correction, Letitia War & Curtiss P-6 comments, Lithuania additional info, Italian corrections, Blenheim in India, Blenheim night fighter kills) [80 pages]
31 July-November 1986
Vought’s Third Crusader by Jay Miller (Vought XF8U-3, 3-view line drwg); The Fighting Floatplanes of the Japanese Imperial Navy by Yasuho Izawa and Christopher Shores (cutaway, 3 col profiles); Canberras Over Suez by Ken Delve (Canberra in Operation Musketeer, 2-view col drwg, cutaway); A Gathering of Warbirds by Barry Smith (warbirds at Madera, California); Big Bombers From Brooklands – The RAF’s Virginia Family by Eric Morgan (Vickers Virginia, two 3-view line drwgs, variants side view line drwgs, cutaway); Portugal’s Fighting Thunderjets by Mario Canongia Lopes (Portuguese AF F-84 use, 6 col profiles); From Caudillos to COIN by Dan Hagedorn (Honduras military aviation); Talkback (readers letters: Yugoslav/Italian Do 17, Coastal Defence Flights correction, Vickers Vimy photos, Monino Sopwith Triplane comment, Lithuania comments) [80 pages]
32 December 1986-April 1987
Bristol’s Fighter Manqué by J M Bruce (Bristol Scout, cutaway, 2 col profiles, 3-view line drwg); Covertly to Cambodia by Wayne Mutza (USAF 20th SOS in Vietnam with UH-1s); Some Damn Good Airplanes by Sue J Bushell (Howard Aircraft Corporation, no drwgs); Los Katiuskas by Luis Garcia Martinez (Tupolev SB-2 in the Spanish Civil War, cutaway, 5 col profiles); Triple Treat Over Chino by Frank Mormillo (3 P-47 restorations to flying condition); Turkey’s Hava Müzesi by Robbie Shaw (Turkish aviation museum); Northrop’s Failed Fighter (Northrop XP-56, cutaway, 4-view line drwg); The “Black Ponies” of VAL-4 by Peter Myrsky (US Navy OV-10 Bronco operations in Vietnam); Talkback (readers letters: Lithuanian aviation comments, Ju 88 & Do 17 surviving examples in 1945, UH-1 in Vietnam comments, Vickers Virginia photo, Syrian Meteor kill on Canberra) [80 pages]
33 May-August 1987
A Study in Contrasts – German Submarine Aircraft Of World War One by Peter M Grosz (Brandenburg W 20 & LFG V 19, 3 3-view line drwgs); From Seventeen to Thirty-Nine – A SAAB Half-Century (history of SAAB aircraft, 11 small 3-view line drwgs, J 29 cutaway, 12 col profiles, J 35 Draken cutaway, J 37 Viggen cutaway – includes unbuilt projects artists impressions); Vickers’ Versatile Wellington (8 3-view line drwgs with variants side view line drwgs, cutaway, 6 col profiles); Air Canada’s Lockheed Revival by William J Cumming (Lockheed 10A Electra celebration flight for TCA 50th anniversary); A Museum With a Mission by Jeffrey Ethell (Mid-Atlantic Air Museum and recovery of a Northrop P-61); The Blenheim – Triumph and Tragedy by Chris Burkett (first flight or restored Blenheim and it’s later crash); Lucky or Not? The Story of the Miles Magister in Turkey by Ole Nikolajsen (Miles Magister and MKEK Ugur in Turkey, no drwgs); Thirty-Three Hours to Fame by Jeffrey Prest (Charles Lindbergh’s trans-Atlantic flight, Ryan NYP sectional drwg) [80 pages]
34 September-December 1987
The Short Saga of Battle Unit Kuhlmey by Kari Stenman (Luftwafe unit in Finland 1944); Air War Over China by Edward R Hooton (Republic of China Air Force to 1945, 12 col profiles); Commando: A Dove From Curtiss-Wright (C-46 Commando, 9 col profiles, cutaway, 3-view line drwg with variant side view line drwgs); Prelude to “Stand-Off” (Luftwaffe Mistel piggy-back bombers, four 3-view line drwgs, variants side view line drwgs); Convair B-58: Decade of a Delta by Paul Jackson (1 col profile, cutaway, 3-view line drwg); Treasure Trove at Beijing University by Mark Wagner (preserved aircraft collection photos); Talkback (readers letters: more Mid Atlantic Air Museum photos, XP-56 comments, first smooth-skin monocoque fuselage); The Ambitious Amiot (Amiot 350 bomber, two 3-view line drwgs with variant side view line drwgs, cutaway) [80 pages]
35 January-April 1988
Chronicle of the Remarkable ANT-6… Progenitor of Blackjack by Alex Vanags-Baginskis (Tupolev ANT-6, two 3-view line drwg with variant side view line drwgs, cutaway); Did Whitehead Fly? by G K Weissenborn (US pioneer Gustave Whitehead’s attempts to fly in 1901, 3-view line drwg); MiGs Galore! by Arnold Swanberg (flying MiG warbirds in the USA); Bristol’s Fighter Par Excellence by J M Bruce (Bristol F.2B, three 3-view line drwg with variant side view line drwgs, 2 col profiles, cutaway); Skywarrior – The US Navy’s “Ultimate” Nuclear Bomber by Norman Polmar (Douglas A-3, 1 col profile, 3-view line drwg, variants side view line drwgs, cutaway); The Brazilian Air War by Jackson Flores (aircraft use in Brazilian civil war of 1932); Talkback (readers letters: Amiot 340 correction, Vickers Wellington in Portugal, Air War Over China corrections); Early Days at El Al by Gordon Levett (birth of the Israeli airline) [80 pages]
36 May-August 1988
Southeast Asian “Spad” …The Skyraider’s War by Robert F Dorr (A-1 Skyraider in Vietnam, 5 col profiles, cutaway); The Cadre Creator… Heinkel’s Last Fighting Biplane (Heinkel He 51, 2 2-view col drwgs, 4 col profiles, cutaway, 3-view line drwg & variants side view line drwgs); A-20 Havoc: A Douglas “Great” (Boston & Havoc family, two 3-view line drwgs, variants side view line drwgs, cutaway, 2 pages col drwgs); Il-28… A Quadragenerian Ilyushin (cutaway, Il-22 3-view line drwg, 3-view line drwg, 7 col profiles); Signal Corps Number 2: Building a Curtiss Biplane – 75 Years On by Michelle Crean and Joseph Ventolo (USAAS’s first Curtiss biplane); Portugal’s “Ginas” by Mario Canongia Lopes (Fiat G.91 in Portugal, 1 page col drwgs); Talkback (readers letters: Whitehead comments, XP-56 accident, C-46 in US Coast Guard, Rich International C-46 colour comments, Italians in 1930s China, Air War Over China additional info) [80 pages]
37 September-December 1988
Fairey’s First Fleet Fighter by Ray Sturtivant (Fairey Flycatcher, cutaway, 3-view line drwg); Ouragan: Ancestor of Rafale by Paul Jackson (Dassault Ouragan, 3-view line drwg, cutaway, 4 col profiles); Das Fliegende Auge… Focke-Wulf’s Versatile Owl (Fw 189 Uhu, 1 2-view col drwg, 7 col profiles, cutaway, cockpit drawing); L’Aviation Royale Khmere – The First 15 Years of Cambodian Military Aviation by Albert Grandolini (Cambodian Air Force); The Veterans of Yogyakarta by Robbie Shaw (Indonesian aviation museum); Resurrection of a Norseman by Wanda Courtwright (restoration of a UC-64A); Farewell, Delta Dart by Bob McIntyre (flying the Convair F-106A, cutaway); Whatever Happened to Amelia Earhart? by Roy Blay (1 map); Talkback (readers letters: A-3 Skywarrior comments, wartime aircraft force-landed in Portugal, USS Franklin D Roosevelt in Vietnam war, B-58 corrections, Whitehead comments) [80 pages]
38 January-April 1989
In Praise of the Consolidated PBY… The Magnificat (PBY Catalina, three 3-view line drwg & variants side view line drwgs, cutaway, 3 col profiles); Biafran Babies… the five-aircraft air force by Lennert Berns (SAAB MFI-9Bs in Biafran war); Museum Down Under by Tony Holmes (Museum of the RAAF Association in Perth); Stratojet – Progenitor of a Dynasty by Lindsay Peacock (Boeing B-47, 1 page col drwgs, cutaway, 3-view line drwg & variants side view line drwgs); Sunderlands Up The Yangtze by Ken Delve (the Amethyst incident); Airborne in the D VII by H J van Overvest (flying a Fokker classic, cutaway, 2 pages col drwgs); Heinkel’s High-speed Hoaxer – The Annals of the He 100 (Heinkel He 100, 11 col profiles, 3-view line drwg & variants side view line drwgs); The Mynarski Lancaster by Bill Cumming (restoration of a Lancaster in Canada); Defeat by Design by John A Chionchio (WW1 Albatros structural failure, several diagrams); Talkback (readers letters: Dutch A-20 use, Blenheims in Malaya, Air War Over China additional info, Cambodia AF additional info, A-3 article error: wrong B-29, Indonesian A6M Zero false markings, Soviet Boston use) [80 pages]
39 May-August 1989
Horten Exotica …to the H IX and beyond (Horten aircraft, 10 3-view line drwgs, cutaway); The Magnificat: In Praise of the Consolidated PBY Part Two (Consolidated PBY Catalina, 1 page col drwgs); The Unloved Albemarle by Ray Williams (Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle, two 3-view line drwgs, 1 col profile, cutaway); Singapore… Short’s Last Biplane ‘Boat (Short Singapore, cutaway, 1 col profile, 3-view line drwg); How They Searched For Amelia Earhart by Francis D Foley (account of the US Navy search operation); The Kbely Collection by Mark Wagner (Czech aviation museum + Airshow at Kbely short report); Balkan Interlude – The Bulgarian Air Arm in WWII (1 col 2-view drwg, 6 col profiles, three 3-view line drwgs); Talkback (readers letters: Albatros D V wing structural failure, US Army & Navy P-2 Neptunes in Vietnam, RAF Catalinas, surviving SAAB 17 in Denmark) [80 pages]
40 September-December 1989
The Hasting… Last of the Transport Line by Paul Jackson (Handley Page Hastings, cutaway, 3-view line drwg & variants side view line drwgs); Heinkel’s Nocturnal Predator …The He 219 (two 3-view line drwg & variants side view line drwgs, cutaway, 1 page col drwgs); Poland’s Store of Treasures by Bob Ogden (Polish aviation museums); Latin Harpoons – The Lockheed PV-2 in Brazilian and Portuguese Service by Mario Canongia Lopes (1 page col drwgs); Fairey’s Stalwart Swordfish (11 col profiles, 3-view line drwg & variants side view line drwgs, cutaway); Talkback (readers letters: Israeli Ouragans, A-3 Skywarrior on USS Franklin D Roosevelt in Vietnam war, Soviet PBY-1, PBY-5A cruise speeds, Fokker D VII restoration & comments, B-47 corrections, NACA B-47s, Niagara Falls error); Bookscan (book reviews) [80 pages]
41 Midsummer 1990
Donald Douglas’ First Successes: DT and DWC by Rene Francillon (Douglas World Cruiser family, 3-view line drwg, cutaway, 1 col profile); The “Tell Two” Statojets by Robert S Hopkins (USAF EB-47E(TT) intelligence operations); Stratofortress… The Big One From Boeing by Robert F Dorr (Boeing B-52, 5 col profiles, cutaway, 3-view line drwg and variants side view line drwgs); Secret Luftwaffe: German Military Aviation Build-up Between the Wars by Lennart Andersson (aircraft used lists); The Mississippi Marvel by Jos Heyman (Mississippi University XV-11A & XAZ-1, no drwgs, US Army designation system explained); Re 2000: The “State of the Art” Reggiane (4 pages col drwgs, 3-view line drwg, cutaway); Talkback (readers letters: He 100 comments, Hastings comments, Brazilian Air War comments, Catalina in Brazil & Portugal, Portuguese PV-2 & SB2C-5 photos, Soviet Catalinas, FAW-7 Catalina operations, Albemarle comments, Kbely Museum WW1 aircraft, EKA-3B cutaway criticisms, Cambodia/Khmer update, Swordfish memories, correct spelling of Bowmoor flying boat base); Bookscan (book reviews) [80 pages]
42 1991
Farnborough’s First: The Story of de Havilland’s S.E.1 by Philip Jarrett (2-view line drwg, side view line drwg, 3-view line drwg & variant line drwgs); Vautour – A Classic of Compromise by Jean-Jacques Petit (Sud Est Vautour, 2 col profiles, cutaway); Singapore Stand-By by Ken Delve (Short Singapore deployment in 1937 to Malta & Algeria, 1 map); Operation Bolo by John T Smith (Vietnam War USAF anti-MiG operation); Avro Anson: The Chronicles of ‘Faithful Annie’ by Ray Sturtivant (3 col profiles, cutaway); How to Fly a Citroen! by Mark Edwards (car on a Boeing 707 advertising gimmick); Airfield Development by Ken Delve (RAF airfields development history); Bookscan (book reviews); Talkback (readers letters: secret Luftwaffe additional info, Italian contribution to secret Luftwaffe, B-52 comments, Douglas DT-2C in Norway, RNZAF Hastings comment) [80 pages, now A4 size]
43 May 1991
What Became of Louis Strange? by Peter Hearn (career of classic WW1 author); Neutral Warriors – The Morane Saulnier MS.406 in Swiss Service by Peter Gunti (D-3800 family in Switzerland, cutaway, 3-view line drwg); BOAC Flying Boats at War by Lettice Curtis (memoirs of a BOAC flying boat pilot, 2-view col drwg); Turboméca – European Power-House by David Godfrey (French gas turbine company); A Demon Possessed by Mike Spick (McDonnell F3H Demon, variants side view line drwgs, cutaway); Babies, Kittens and Griffons by David Collyer (PV aircraft at the Isle of Grain Naval Aircraft Experimental Depot, 1 3-view line drwgs); German Magpie by Rolf Wurster (Pützer Elster, 3-view line drwg); Armstrong Whitworth ‘Paper Planes’ by Ray Williams (unbuilt aircraft projects, many 1-view, 2-view and 3-view line drwgs); Talkback (readers letters: Vautour photo, Anson with canon, Greek Ansons) [80 pages]
44 November 1991
The Spirit of Saint-Exupery by Hugh Murland (career of the famous French pilot); Mapping By Monospar by Matthew Wright (use of a General Aircraft Monospar in New Zealand); Can-Car – Canada’s Largest by David Kemp (history of Canadian Car and Foundry Company Ltd, CCF); The ‘Other’ Airlift by Gordon Levett (1948 airlift from Czechoslovakia to Israel, 1 map); The Pipit’s Tail by Philip Jarrett (Parnall Pipit, 2-view line drwg); First Generation by John Downey (first generation jet trainers comparison, 4 col profiles, 4 3-view line drwgs with variants side view line drwgs); Who was ‘Dinghy’ Young? by Ray Leach (career of 617 Sqn bomber pilot Sqn Ldr Henry Young); In A ‘New’ Country by Hans-Heiri Stapfer (Army Museum in Dresden); Australian ‘504s by Colin Owers (RAAF’s founding aircraft: Avro 504, cutaway); Junkers Two-Seaters by Lennart Andersson (inter-war Junkers warplanes); Talkback (readers letters: Armstrong Whitworth Paper Planes comments & model photos, Louis Strange Sea Hurricane identity, BOAC Flying Boats comments, F3H Demon comment) [80 pages]
45 March-May 1992
China Diary by Stuart Howe (RCAF DH Mosquito pilot in Nationalist China, 1 diagram); Day of the ‘Top Guns’ by John T Smith (May 10, 1972 – greatest number of air-air victories in Vietnam War, 2 maps); Turkey… or Thoroughbred? by Mike Spick (early MiG-21 development, variants side view line drwgs, 3 col profiles, cutaway); Junkers Two-Seaters Part 2 by Lennnart Andersson (inter-war Junkers warplanes + additional information on subjects in Part 1); Adios Muchachas! by Roger Soupart (DHC-4 Caribou retires from Spanish service, 1 col profile, 1 3-view line drwg); Taylorcraft – A Complex Classic by J M G Gradidge (short company history); Taylorcraft – A Modern Classic by Paul Ochadlick (visit to present day Taylorcraft company); A Question of Capacity by Brian Cocks (Caudron racer and fighter Renault engines mystery, 1 3-view drwgs); Curtiss Types in Latin America by Dan Hagedorn (inter-war aircraft sales, 3 col profiles); Talkback (readers letters: Fokker S.14 comments, East German insignia correction, possible sale of Mexican P-47s to Israel, Can-Car Trainers to Mexico, DHC-4T Turbo-Caribou photo, corrections to MS.406 cutaway, Tzukit photos, 33 ER AdlA use of Saint-Exupery insignia) [80 pages]
46 June-August 1992
To Join The Allies: The Mexican Expeditionary Force by Santiago Flores (Mexican fighter unit in Europe WW2); Zimbabwe’s Treasure by Brian Connolly (Gweru museum); Swords Into Ploughshares by James Ritchie Grant (Bristol Type 28 Tourer and early Australian bush flying); Starfighter – The Early Years by Mike Spick (F-104 as an interceptor, 3 col profiles, 2 side view line drwgs, cutaway); Early Days On Argus by Jim Halley (HMS Argus aircraft carrier); 38 to 1 – The Brewster 239 in Finnish Service by Kari Stenman (Brewster 239 Buffalo, map, 1 col profile, 3-view line drwg); The World’s Second – North America’s First by William Mellberg (Avro Canada C102 Jetliner, 3-view line drwg); Foremost Four by Norman Gillman (the Royal Navy’s first 4 aviators, 1 Sopwith Camel col profile); Pedigree Fortress by Nick Veronico (history of the B-17 at March Field Museum); The All Metal Airship by Patrick Abbott (airship development to 1930s, 2 diagrams); Talkback (readers letters: CCF additions, CCF CBY-3 photo, Friends of Saint-Exupery society, MiG-21 corrections, DHC-4A Caribou correction) [80 pages]
47 September-November 1992
Forgotten Founder by Francois Prins (Sir David Henderson – paved the way for the creation of the RAF); Master of the Oceans by David G Powers (career of Edwin C Musick – Pan Am flying-boat captain); Alpine Auntie by Peter Gunti (Swiss surviving Ju 52s still flying, 1 col profile, 1 3-view line drwg); Alpine Avenger by Peter Gunti (D-3802/D-3803 fighters, 3-view line drwg, 2 side view line drwgs); Australia’s First Museum by Colin Owers (fates of WW1 aircraft shipped to Australia); A Noble Twin by John Silvester (Percival Prince, 1 col profile, 3-view line drwg, cutaway); Santiago Relics by Peter Steinemann (aviation preservation in Chile); Honing The Breed by Mike Spick (later MiG-21 development, variants side view line drwgs, 4 col profiles); Long Range Weathermen by Paddy Porter (RAF weather recce flights from WW2); Wilderness Commuter by Robert S Grant (de Havilland DH.61 Giant Moth in Canada); Talkback (readers letters: HMS Argus photo, Mosquito training in Canada memories, Mexican fighter unit additional info, Curtiss Types in Latin America comments) [80 pages]
48 December 1992-February 1993
‘Thunderscreech’ – Republic’s XF-84H turbo-fighter by Ed Davies (3-view line drwg; Supermarine Origins: Pemberton-Billing Flying-Boats by Philip Jarrett (2-view line drwg); Birdmen of British Columbia by Peter Corley-Smith (pioneer aviators around Vancouver); First Across ‘Oz’ by James Ritchie Grant (B.E.2 flight across Australia, map); Air Superiority: A Case Study – 122 Wing by John T Smith (RAF Tempest V equipped 122 Wing 1944-45, 5 col profiles, cutaway); Medway Dynasty: Shorts at Rochester by Philip MacDougall (Sunderland III cutaway); A Tale of Two Tails by Daniel Ford (Short SB.5, 1 col profile, 4-view line drwg); Rival To The B-29 by Alan Crouchman (Convair B-32 Dominator, 1 col profile, 3-view line drwg, variants side view line drwgs); Greek Guardians by Robbie Shaw (preserved aircraft in Greece); Latvia’s Little Hawk by Chuck Davis (VEF Irbitis I-16 fighter, 4-view scale drawing, 4 tone profiles); Fleet’s Final Fling by Bill Cumming (Fleet Model 80 Canuck); First Encounter by Jerzy B Cynk (Poland vs Luftwaffe, 1 September 1939); Signed by Orville Wright by Francis Joseph (career of pioneer Delbert Koerner); Talkback (readers letters: Pan Am Fokker F.VII correction, 521 & 202 Sqn weather flights, David Henderson comments, MiG-21 comments, Caudron aircraft additional info, AE46 photo a DH.50 not Bristol Tourer) [80 pages]
49 March-May 1993
In and Over ‘The Drink’: Experimental Work at the Isle of Grain by David Collyer; Improbably Inflexible by Peter Cooksley (Beardmore Inflexible); Poland’s MiGs – The Story of the Lim Family by Piotr Butowski (MiG-15 & MiG-17 in Poland, 14 variants side view line drwgs, 3-view line drwg, cutaway); Mexico and the Dauntless by Santiago Flores (A-24B Dauntless in Mexico, 1 col profile, 3-view line drwg); Indonesia’s Armed Forces Museum by Jim Grant; The FAA’s Flying History Machine by Ed Davies (FAA flight checking service DC-3 flying memorial); Flamant – Dassault’s Workhorse by Rene J Francillon (1 col profile, 3-view line drwg, 6 variants side view line drwgs, 1 project 3-view line drwg); ‘Super’ Lightning: Lockheed’s XP-49 by William Jesse (3-view line drwg); Heinemann’s Short-Lived ‘Ford’ by Mike Spick (Douglas F4D Skyray & F5D Skylancer, cutaway, 5 diagrams, two 4-view line drwgs); Guiseppe’s Inspiration: The Bellanca Cruisair Family by Mike Gradidge (Bellanca Cruisair); Talkback (readers letters: 122 Wing Tempests correction & Typhoon use, Delbert Koerner error, Mexican Dauntless additional info, First Encounter comment, XF-84H comments, Santiago Chile museum correction, Short Mayo composite comment, 521 Sqn Spitfire comment, Bismark Catalina comment, icing trials Hastings) [80 pages]
50 May-July 1993
Death of the Baron by T F Neil (Manfred von Richthofen, 1 map); Argentina’s Demobbed Fortresses by Scott Thompson (civil use of B-17 in Argentina); Wirraway: Australia’s Warlike Trainer by Colin Owers (CAC Wirraway, 2 3-view line drwgs, 1 col profile); Far From Standard by Fran B Mormillo (restored Standard J-1); Italian Excellence – A History of the Macchi/Aermacchi Dynasty by Roy Braybrook (MC.200 col profile & 3-view line drwg & cutaway, MC.205V col profile & 3-view line drwg, MB.339 col profile & 3-view line drwg); The Jet Age – Gloster Meteor in Israeli Service by Shlomo Aloni (3 col profiles & unit badges); Stop-Gap Fighter – The LUSAC Series by Colin Owers (Le Pere LUSAC fighter series, 3-view line drwg); Finland’s Frontline – The Bf 109 in Finnish Service by Kari Stenman (Bf 109G use, 1 col profile); USAF Armament Museum – Eglin AFB Florida by Bill Taylor (museum visit); SEAC’s Liberators by Jim Fail (RAF B-24 Liberators against Japan, 2 col profiles & fin markings); No Rope or Railing – Canada’s Curtiss HS-2Ls by Robert S Grant (use in northern Ontario); Talkback (readers letters: Bismark Catalina again; Percival Prince in Brazil, XF-84H flag error, Inflexible photo caption error, Beardmore company additional info, SBLim-2 photo, HMS Argus more photos, Hansa Brandenburg W.33 photo) [80 pages]
51 August-October 1993
PB’s Dream Machines by Philip Jarrett (Noel Pemberton Billing aircraft projects, 1 3-view line drwg, 2 2-view line drwgs, 1 side view line drwg, 1 diagram); A Step Too Far… by Arnaud Boxman (Baade BB-152 jet airliner, no drwgs); Ascent – Tail-First by Francis Allen (Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender, 3-view line drwg); Yugoslavia’s Naval Moths by Vladimair Isaic (DH.60 Moth in Yugoslav Navy, 2 col profiles); ‘Primrose’ and Friends: The Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer by Nick Hemming (1 col profile, 2 3-view line drwgs, 1 2-view line drwg, 1 side view line drwg); Rivolto’s Guardians by Mauro Ottogalli (Italian base gate guardians, photo feature); Italian Excellence: Macchi/Aermacchi Pictorial (yellow photos now b+w & unbuild projects photos); Canada’s Mailmen by Clarence Simonsen (168 Sqn RCAF flying mail across the Atlantic, colour insignia drwg); Aeroengineer Extraordinary by Nicholas Thornton (career of Henry Royce); Electronic Warrior by Mike Badrocke (Douglas F3D Skyknight, cutaway, 3-view line drwg, XF6D-1 side view line drwg); Long-Legged Fairey by Peter Cooksley (Fairey Long Range Monoplanes, 3-view line drwg, variant side view line drwg); A Meaning In The Tail: Bomber Command Tail Markings by Martin Giles (RAF WW2 formation markings, 3 pages col drwgs); Dornier’s Flying Boat Dynasty by Ken Wixey (history of Dornier flying-boat development); SEAC’s Liberators: The Sequel by Jim Frail (additional tabular info & photos); Talkback (readers letters: SEAC Liberators comment, Polish MiG/Lim exports, Brandenburg W.33 caption correction, CAC Wirraway additional info, Mexican A-24 Dauntless corrections & Brazilian A-31/A-35 Vengeance use, XP-55 photo, RCAF B-17F photo) [80 Pages]
52 Winter 1993
Neutral Allies: The Royal Egyptian Air Force in World War Two by David Nicolle; The Ultimate Escort? McDonnell XF-85 Goblin by Francis Allen (exploded view, 3-view scale drwg); Gull Reborn by Vincent Jacobs (Percival Gull Four restoration); Brisbane’s Heritage by Francois Prins (Brisbane airport Fokker F.VII & Queensland museum); Cyclone 5: The Canberra in Rhodesian/Zimbabwean Service by Micheal Hammence (3 col profiles); Of ‘Cygnus’ & ‘Tagboard’: The era of the Lockheed A-12 by Paul Crickmore (early days of the SR-71); Finland’s ‘Elephant’: A Norseman’s Life by Robert S Grant (Noorduyn Norseman in Finland); Double-Headed Arrow: Dornier Do 335 ‘Pfiel’ by Francois Prins (Go 9 3-view line drwg, 1 col profile, 3-view line drwg + variant side view line drwg); Testing The Victor by Don Middleton (HP Victor test flying, cutaway, 3 diagrams); Canada’s Forest Scout: The Canadian Vickers Vedette by William Jesse (flying boat use); Talkback (readers letters: SEAC Liberators Canadian geography errors & additional info, RCAF B-25 Mitchell use, more SEAC Liberator comments, Fairey Long Range Monoplane photo, BB-152 comments) [80 pages]
53 Spring 1994
Albatross – de Havilland’s Long-Legged Beauty by Ken Wixey (DH.91 Albatross, 3-view line drwg + variant side view line drwg, cutaway); Counter-Air: 2nd Air Commando Group in Burma & Thailand by Edward Young (USAAF 2nd Air Commando Group in WW2, 1 2-view col drwg); Return of the ‘Bull’: Stearman 4E Junior Speedmail by Joe Cupido (restored vintage aircraft photos); ‘Bat’ Perspectives by Jeremy Collins (photos of Tu-2S in Polish service, 3-view line drwg); Pioneering Spirit: The QANTAS Story by Francois Prins (airline history); Spain’s ‘Flat Irons’: The Mirage III Era by Salvador Mafe Huertas (Dassault Mirage III in Spanish service, unit insignia col drwgs); ‘Cyclone 5’: The Canberra in Rhodesian/Zimbabwean Service Part 2 by Micheal Hammence (2 diagrams, 1 map); Erratic Their Course: The Flight of Parer and McIntosh by Peter Cooksley (DH.9 flight to Australia in 1920); Fokker’s Fifth: The C.V Multi-Role Biplane by Colin Owers (Fokker C.V family, 1 page col drwgs, 1 page variants side view line drwgs, 2 3-view line drwgs); Shark With No Teeth: The Story of the Douglas A2D Skyshark by Francis Allen (1 diagram, 3-view line drwg); Sword Into Ploughshare: Australia’s Ceres Crop-Duster by James Ritchie Grant (CAC CA-28 Ceres, 3-view line drwg); Talkback (readers letters: USAF Armament Museum F-105 unit error, XP-55 name, Skyknight designation confusion, MiG-21SMT photo & comments, Dornier Flying Boats comments, Victor Tankers refuelling trials, Dornier Flying Boat hull design comments, Brazilian A-31 & A-35 Vengeance, Portuguese Dornier Wal flight across Atlantic, Portuguese DH.60G Moth & Fleet F.10 use) [80 pages]
54 Summer 1994
Last Of The Line – The Saro Skeeter by Peter London; A Pair Of ‘Swamptons’ – The Supermarine Southampton in RAAF Service by Colin Owers (3-view line drwg); Per Ardua Ad Harrier – The V/STOL Jet Fighter Saga by Roy Braybrook (V/STOL aircraft programmes of the West to 1972, 15 3-view line drwgs, Harrier GR.3 cutaway, 2 diagrams); Staying Power – The Bristol Blenheim in Finnish Service by Kari Stenman; Boscombe Down Memories – Reflections of an A&AEE Test Pilot by Tom Neil; Too Good To Be True? A Personal View of the Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow by Bill Mellberg (3-view line drwg); Flying Crane – RAF Airlift Operations with the Bristol Belvedere by Peter Green; Grumman’s Night Cats – The Grumman Hellcat, Tigercat and Bearcat in the Night Fighting Role by Mike Spick (3 col profiles); Pioneering Spirit – The QANTAS Story Part 2 by Francois Prins; Pioneering Museum – QANTAS Park by Francois Prins (QANTAS museum); Flightless MiGs – MiG OKB Jet Fighter Projects by Piotr Butowski (no drwgs); Talkback (readers letters: Victor Test Flying correction, first crossing of Mediterranean error, Spanish Mirage III comments, A2D Skyshark comments, Danish Fokker C.V correction, Fokker C.V additional info) [80 pages]
55 Autumn 1994
Chinese ‘Junks’: Junkers Aircraft Exports to China 1925-1940 by Lennart Andersson (1 map); Springbok Jet Age: The Gloster Meteor III in SAAF Service by Ivan Spring; Canadian Prince by Robert S Grant (Sea Prince restored in Canada); Breaking New Ground: The Canadian Government’s First Civil Aerodrome by William Jesse (Saint-Hubert airport history); Parnall’s Final Fling: The Parnall Type 381 Gunnery Research Aircraft by Philip Jarrett (unbuilt project, 3-view line drwg, 2 artists impressions); Last Of The Line: Boeing’s XF8B-1 Multi-Purpose Fighter by Francis Allen (3-view line drwg); On The Wings Of A Klemm: Flying America’s Unique Klemm Kl 35D by Steve Bohill-Smith (flying a restored vintage Klemm); Arab-Italian Fighters: Fiats and Macchis in Egyptian and Syrian Service 1948-1956 by David Nicolle (Fiat G.55 & Macchi C.205, 2 col profiles, 2 3-view line drwgs); Expendable To Indispensible: The Story of a Classic Turbojet – the Viper by Tom Smith (Viper engine use, Jindivik cutaway, Jindivik variants drwgs, 14 3-view line drwgs of aircraft users); Called to Arms: The Percival Sea Prince and Pembroke by John Silvester (1 page col drwgs, 3-view line drwg); Airline At War: British Airways Goes To War by Alan Wood (British Airways in WW2); When The Paperwork Triumphed! The First Civil Aircraft Registered in Australia by James Ritchie Grant; Talkback (readers letters: Miles Marathon crash correction, RAF at Hmawbi comments, Avro Arrow comments, Victor testing memories, Swampton photo, Australian geography corrections, more Victor testing comments) [80 pages]
56 Winter 1994
From ‘Hun Bravo’ to Unsung F-107: NA-212, Ultimate F-100 & Last North American Fighter by Francis Allen (3-view line drwg, diagram, cutaway); On Three Fronts: Romania’s Aircraft Industry During World War Two by Mark Axworthy (2 3-view line drwgs, 10 side view line drwgs, IAR-80/81 variants side view line drwgs); On Parade by William Heron (rare colour photos of Battle of Britain Week static display in 1949); Brazil -1 , U-199 -0: Brazil’s Anti-Submarine War by Ricardo Bonalume Neto (Brazilian ASW in WW2, 1 diagram, 2 col profiles, 1 map); Enduring Gem: SAAB’s Long Serving Safir Trainer by Daniel Ford (SAAB 91 Safir, 3-view line drwg); Island Hopper: The Spartan Aircraft Cruiser Tri-Motor by Malcolm V Lowe; First to ‘Oz’: UK to Australia Flights, 1919 by James Ritchie Grant; Italian Tandem: Fiat G.46 Survivors by Ugo Vicenzi (3-view line drwg); ‘Tatra’ Eagles: The Slovak Air Force in Combat, 1942-1945 by Jiri Rajlich and Jiri Sehnal (1 map); The ‘Blue Box’ Gets Floats: Edwin Link and the Aquatrainer by William Jesse (Link trainer variant); Island Pioneers: Aircraft Production Origins on the Isle of Wight by Peter London; Feedback (readers letters: first across Mediterranean & Bristol Fighter G-AUEB with QANTAS, Jet Provost comments, CF-105 Arrow comments, Boeing XF8B-1 landing gear & Sea Prince colours, SEAC Liberators, Hanriot HD-1 in Ecuador photo, Spitfire MT818/G-AIDN new home, CF-105 more comments) [80 pages]
57 Spring 1995
It Mayfly… Then Again…: The Remarkable Seddon Mayfly Steel-tube Biplane by Philip Jarrett; Year of the ‘Mule’: Avia S 199 Mezecs in Israeli Service by Shlomo Aloni; Conquistador Turned Merchant: Consolidated’s PB2Y Coronado by Daniel Ford (3-view line drwg & variants side view line drwgs); NASA Numbers: A Pictorial History of the NACA/NASA Test Fleet Numbering System by Arthur Pearcy; Sweeping Change: Grumman’s Panther and Cougar Family by Ken Wixey (F9F history, 2 cutaways, 2 pages col drwgs, two 3-view line drwgs); Born of Experience: Second Generation Jet Trainers by John Downey (7 3-view line drwgs, 1 col profile); French Mustangs: The Armée de l’Air and the F-6 by Alain J Pelletier (Recce P-51 Mustang in French service, 2 col profiles); ‘Bears’ in the Air: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Air Service by William F Mellberg (RCMP); All-Russian ‘Boats: Grigorovich Flying-Boats 1913-1918 by Andrei Alexandrov (two 3-view line drwgs); Macchis Across The Med: Macchi C.202/205s in Egyptian Service by Gianni Cattaneo; Talkback (readers letters: Brazilian U-Boat kills comment, Romanian Fleet aircraft, German deliveries to Romanian & Slovakia, SAAB Safir, Brazilian Catalinas, Jet Provost comments, Blenheim restoration video) [80 pages]
58 July-August 1995
Arctic Ace: Boris Safonov – Twice Hero of the Soviet Union by Ray Leach; First of the Wide-Bodies? The Cunliffe-Owen OA-1 by Peter London (3-view line drwg); From SP to Gamma: The Italian Designs of Ottorino Pomilio by Colin Owers (3-view line drwg); If I Cannot Walk.. I Will Fly! Lt Frank Alberry DCM – Australian One-Legged Air Ace by Jim Prendergast (2-view col drwg); Upwardly Mobile: Dassault’s VTOL Mirage IIIV by John Fricker (3-view line drwg); Splashing & Spitting: The Buhl Airsedan in Canada by Robert S Grant; Double Fury: The Two-Seat Hawker Sea Furies by Daniel Ford (Sea Fury, 3-view line drwg, 2 side view line drwgs, 4 col profiles); American Ambitions: Imperial War Museum Duxford’s American Air Museum; Crusader III: ‘The Best They Ever Cancelled!’ by Mike Badrocke (Vought F8U-3 Crusader III, cutaway, 5 3-view line drwgs, side view line drwg); Blue ‘Barge’: A Sea Prince Shows its Colours by Richard L Ward (Royal Navy VIP aircraft colours); Guardians Of The Frontier: No.39 Squadron in the North West Frontier by Ken Delve (1 col profile); Andean Hanriot by Gianni Cattaneo (Hanriot in Ecuador, more info); Wigram Pictorial: The Royal New Zealand Air Force Museum by Peter R Arnold; Tragic Connection: Sacadura Cabral and the Fokker T.III by Mario Canongia Lopes (Fokker T.III Floatplane in Portuguese Service, 3-view line drwgs); Five Star Runabout: A Pictorial Study of Monty’s Messengers by Peter Green (Miles Messenger used by General Montgomery); Almost Resurrection: A tale of engine failure, minefields and endurance by David G Collyer (WW1 RNAS search and rescue mission); Round-Out (readers letters: civil registration in Australia, P-47 sale to Israel, Israeli Avia S 199 comments, Klemm Kl 35 in Sweden, Cunliffe-Owen Concordia photo, Fiat G.46 survivors update, Flying Flea archive, Gloster Meteor in New Zealand & Australia, QANTAS & Australian geography, Slovakia vs Hungary comments, F9F Panther carrier correction, Grigorovitch M.9 photo) [80 pages]
59 September-October 1995
Bulldog Breed: The Bristol Bulldog in RAAF Service by Colin Owers (1 3-view line drwg); Strike Rivals: The ones that ‘lost’ when the TSR.2 ‘won’ by Tony Buttler (BAC TSR-2 Rivals, 15 2 & 3-view line drwgs); Flixton Pictorial: Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum (photo feature); More Mules: Continuing the Saga of the Israeli Avias S.199s by Shlomo Aloni; Sheffield in Sight!: Argentine Trackers & Neptunes at War by Salvador Mafe Huertas (Falklands conflict operations, 2 col profiles, 1 map); Hub of the First USAAF: Station 103, Brampton by Paddy Porter (1st Air Division B-17 base history, 1 map, 2 B-17 col profiles); George & Jobling’s Aeroplane: A Tyneside Pioneer Flying Machine by Richard Robson; Los Vampiros Mexicanos: Mexico’s First Steps in the Jet Age – de Havilland Vampires by Santiago Flores; Les Lancasters: French Lancasters and a Special Survivor by Ken Ellis (Surviving Avro Lancasters from Aeronavale service); Quick Return: Fighter Recce Meteors in South Africa by Ivan Spring; Splashing and Spitting: The Buhl Airsedan in Canada, concluded by Robert S Grant; Wings to the Cape: The First Trans-Africa Flights by John Godwin (1 map); Martin-Baker’s Aeroplanes: The aircraft that gave way to the world-beating ‘bang-seats’ by Peter London (4 3-view line drwgs, MB.5 cutaway); Romanian Round-Out (readers letters on Romanian aviation in WW2) [80 pages]
60 November-December 1995
Approaches to Powered Flight: The ‘learning curve’ facing the pioneers by Philip Jarrett; And Never the Twain…: BV 238 and FGP 227 – Two Frustrated ‘Boats by Daniel Ford (Blohm und Voss BV 238 & FGP 227 scale version, two 3-view line drwgs, 2 variants side view line drwgs); Bearing the Brunt: Thirty Years of MiG-17 Service with the Egyptian & Syrian Air Forces by David Nicolle and Lon Nordeen (cutaway, 3-view line drwg); A Far from Lame Duck: Pilatus P-3, Sire to a Trainer Dynasty by Peter M Gunti (1 col profile, 3-view line drwg); Short, But Gallant: The Career of the Finnish Junkers Ju 88s by Kari Stenman; Bug-Eyed Monster: The Douglas Model 415A the first Globemaster and DC-7 by Nicholas M Williams (C-74 Globemaster, 1 diagram, 3-view line drwg); Research Rivals: The Response to Specification ER.134T by Tony Buttler (Bristol Type 188 rivals, 12 3-view line drwgs, 1 col profile, 1 sectional drwg); “Especially…The D.VII…”: The post-1918 career of the Fokker D.VII Part One by Colin Owers (3 col profiles, 1 3-view line drwg); Spanning the Empire: Shorts’ Empire Flying-Boats by Ken Wixey (Short S.23 ‘C’ Class, 1 3-view line drwg); Round Out (readers letters: Martin-Baker MB.6, MB.3 photo, Balzac and Mirage IIIV photo montage, Monty’s Messengers markings comment, Quick Return Meteor photo comments, Parer and McIntosh comments, Brazilian Catalinas, RAAF Bulldogs, Argentine SP-2H artwork correction, Musee de l’Air Lancaster restoration, Mexican Vampires correction, Mexican A-24s photo & comment) [80 pages]
61 January-February 1996
First Steps – An Airline Career in the 1930s by Alan Woods (Radio operator in 1930s British airlines); A Tug in the Wrong Direction? Monitor – A double blow to Miles by Daniel Ford (Miles Monitor, 3-view line drwg); Jambocks over Italy: Brazilian P-47s Combat Operations 1944-45 Part One by Jackson Flores (2 col profiles); Echoes and Kapponi: F-86 Sabres in Italian Service by Riccardo Niccoli (Italian Air Force F-86E(M) & F-86K Sabres); From Fishermen’s Bend… The Aircraft of the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation by Joe Vella (8 3-view line drwgs); Civilised Savages: The Surviving Skywriter SE.5s by Ken Ellis and Peter Green (Major Savage’s Skywriting SE.5As, 1 col profile); Willing Tracker: The Grumman S2F Tracker in Canadian Service Part One by Robert M Stitt (S-2 Tracker, cutaway, 3-view line drwg); “Especially…The D.VII…”: The post-1918 career of the Fokker D.VII Part Two by Colin Owers (5 col profiles), 1 page variants line drwgs); Futile Rivals: F.155T – The Quest for “An Ultimate in Interceptors” by Tony Buttler (nine 2 or 3-view line drwgs); Canadair Pictorial (photo feature); Round-Out (readers letters: Fokker aircraft designations and T.III/T.IV comments incl. 2 3-view line drwgs, Wings to the Cape comments, Polish Tu-2 photos identity, Israeli Avia S 199 date correction, Pilatus P.3 cockpit photo reversed, Avro Arrow additional information) [80 pages]
62 March-April 1996
Jambocks Over Italy: Brazilian P-47s Combat Operations 1944-1945 Part Two by Jackson Flores; Disaster Has Swooped Down! The Armée de l’Air and the B-25 Mitchell by Alain J Pelletier (B-25 Mitchell in French Air Force); Willing Tracker: The Grumman S2F Tracker in Canadian Service Part Two by Robert M Stitt (fire bomber use); Boeing’s Biplane Fighters: From MB-3 to F4B by Ken Wixey (Boeing MB-3, PW-9, FB-1, F4B, 5 3-view line drwgs); Selling The First Aeroplane: Exploiting the Wright Flyers by Philip Jarrett; To the Water! The Fizir-Vega AF-Z Amphibian by Vladimir Isaic (3-view line drwg); Danish Invaders: Esk 724’s Hunters – In Service and Retirement by Ken Ellis (Hawker Hunter in Danish AF service, 2 col profiles); Iberian ‘Gustav’ – The Long-Serving Spanish Messerschmitts by Salvador Mafé Huertas (Spanish-built Bf 109G/HA-1112M, 1 3-view line drwg, cutaway, variants side view line drwgs); Flights of Fancy: The Cornwall Aviation Company by Peter London (1 col profile); Out of the Archives: The Science Museum’s Avro 504K by Peter Green; ‘Wimpey Workhorse’: Flying with the RAE’s Air Photography Division by B J Attwell (Vickers Wellington camera test-bed); Round-Out (readers letters: Romanian Bf 109 & Slovak S.84 comments, Martin-Baker MB.5 comments, Supermarine Scimitar unbuilt project, Strike Rivals update & 3-view line drwg, Israeli Avia S 199 comments, Finnish Ju 88 additional info, French Lancasters comment, MiG-17 comments, Armstrong Whitworth’s SE.5A, Fokker D.VII in the Netherlands, Fokker D.VII in Hungary & Romania, QANTAS flying boat memories, FGP 227 at Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment) [80 pages]
63 May-June 1996
Blackburn Dart: The Fleet Air Arm’s Seminal Torpedo Bomber by Harry Woodman (3 diagrams, 5-view line drwg); Drops in the Ocean: A Miscellany of Soviet Postwar Jets by Piotr Butowski (first Su-17, La-250, Il-40 – no drwgs); Spitfires for Israel: The 1948 Vintage by Shlomo Aloni; Hamble Pictorial: Air Service Training in the 1930s by Roy Bonser (photo feature); Anglo-French Aspects Cross Channel High Aspect Wing Development by Daniel Ford (Hurel Dubois & Miles aircraft with high aspect ratio wings, 2 3-view line drwgs with variant side view line drwg); The First Twenty-Five Years: Romanian Aircraft Production 1911-1935 by Denes Bernad; From Fishermen’s Bend: CAC’s Projects, Proposals and Concepts by Joe Vella (Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Projects, 27 1- 2- and 3-view line drwgs, 1 2-view col profile); Pemmican & Penguins: The life and times of Silas Alward Cheesman (Canadian Arctic flyer) by Robert S Grant; Outback Memories: The Alice Springs Aviation Museum by Paul Middleton; Long Ranging Thoughts: LRDU Wellesleys to Australia by Colin A Owers (Wellesley cutaway); Round-Out (readers letters: Twin Pioneer survivor, 1947-1948 spotting memories & Miles Nighthawk photo, Fokker D.VII comments, CAC Sabre Mk.32 photo, 6-3 wing mod on Italian F-86s, Hamble additional info, Danish Hunter survivor photo, Short Empire Flying Boats Clare and Golden Hind, Israeli planned P-47 purchase and S 199 cowling air intake) [80 pages]
64 July-August 1996
Towards the Ideal Aircraft? – The Life and Times of the Flying Wing, Part One: Beginings to 1945 by Alain J Pelletier (1 5-view line drwg, 9 3-view line drwgs, 1 2-view line drwg, 2 1-view line drwgs, Westland-Hill Pterodactyl V cutaway); Bandits on the Border: The Aerial Campaign Against ‘Pancho’ Villa by Donald MacCarron; Twenty Faithful Years: The B-25 in RCAF Service by John Lyzun; Flank Guard: Romania’a Aerial Advance on Stalingrad Part One by Mark Axworthy (1 map); Bournemouth Bases: World War One Flying Bases in the Bournemouth Area by Chris Ashworth and Peter Green; Overtaken by Events: The Potez 39 Family by Malcolm Passingham (2 3-view line drwgs); In from the Cold: Avro 504L Seaplane G-EASD by Andy Robertson (Eastbourne Aviation Company survivor rescued from Sweden); Foolhardy Patriot? Flugkapitän Hanna Reitsch by Francois Prins; Not Quit Ten: Northrop’s A-9, A-X runner-up by William Jesse and Bradley Engbrecht (1 3-view line drwg); From Three to Two: Australian use of the Do 24 and PBM-3 by James Ritchie Grant (2 3-view line drwgs); Mau Mau! A Case Study in Colonial Air Power by John T Smith (RAF vs the Mau Mau in Kenya, 1 map, 3 col profiles); On Civvie Street: Douglas C-74 Globemaster Civil Operations by Nicholas M Williams; Round-Out (readers letters: Romanian aircraft production additional info, Savage’s SE.5s additional info, Seddon Mayfly comments, Boeing biplane fighters in Brazil, Iberian Gustav comments, Selling the First Aeroplane caption error, Avia S 199 oil cooler, Canadian Trackers mis-translation, Wimpey Workhorse comments, Egyptian AF comments) [80 pages]
65 September-October 1996
Soaring Inspiration: Otto Lilienthal’s Influence in Britain by Philip Jarrett; Towards the Ideal Aircraft? The Life and Times of the Flying Wing Part Two: Postwar Ambitions to Stealth by Alain J Pelletier (5 3-view line drwgs, YB-49 cutaway); Celestial Coaches: Dornier’s record breaking Komet and Merkur by Peter G Cooksley (1 page line drwgs); Beaufort Weather: Mediterranean anti-shipping strikes by 39 Squadron by Ken Delve (1 3-view line drwg, 1 col profile); Texans in Biafra: T-6Gs in use in the Nigerian Civil War by João M Vidal (1 col profile, 1 map, 1 3-view line drwg); Gina’s Story: The Aeritalia-Fiat G.91 Family Part One by Riccardo Niccoli (1 3-view line drwg); Oxford Graduate: Airspeed’s Consul – new life for the ‘Oxbox’ by Daniel Ford; Spitfires for Israel: Pilots and Aircraft – A Statistical View by Shlomo Aloni; Spirit of Britain First: A pictorial tribute to Britain’s airworthy Blenheim (photo feature); The ‘Empire’ Strikes Back! Notes on the Shorts ‘Empire’ flying-boats by Hugh J Yea; Flank Guard: Romania’s Aerial Advance on Stalingrad Part Two by Mark Axworthy; Round-Out (readers letters: Canadian Tracker comments, more on Israeli P-47 purchase attempt, LRDU Wellesley comment, more on Fokker D.VII, Avro 504K ‘H2311’, Romanian additions & Potez 39 designations format, Hamble Pictorial comment, Wimpey Workhorse comment, Ivan Spring death) [80 pages]
66 November-December 1996
Mespot Squadron: No.30 Squadron in Mesopotamia 1916-1917 by Roderick de Normann; Gina’s Story: The Aeritalia-Fiat G.91 Family Part Two by Riccardo Niccoli (1 3-view line drwg, 1 side view line drwg); Wrong Place, Wrong Time: The Loss of DH.84 Dragon G-ACPY by Mike Ingham (crash off Land’s End, DH.84 cutaway, 1 col profile); Wings Over The Steppes: Aerial warfare in Mongolia 1930-1945 Part One by A J Walg; Gloster Trilogy: Finland’s Use of Gloster Biplanes by Kari Stenman (3 3-view line drwgs); Over All Things Everywhere: The story 82 Squadron, Royal Air Force by Andrew Thomas; Tradewind Routes: The changing fortunes of the Convair R3Y by Don Henley; Incidental Combatant: Focke-Wulf’s Fw 200 Condor Part One – Airliner Origins by Ken Wixey (1 3-view line drwg); On Your Marks! The London-to-Manchester Air Race, 1910 by John Godwin; French ‘Packets’: Fairchild C-119 Boxcars in French Indochina by Albert Grandolini (1 col profile, 1 3-view line drwg); Canberras over the Falklands: Wartime Exploits of a Venerable Jet Bomber by Salvador Mafe Huertas (Argentine Canberras); The Other ‘Wimpey’: Wellington T.10 MF628 at the RAF Museum by Ken Ellis; Bognor’s ‘Boats: The Aircraft of Norman Thompson by Peter London; Round-Out (readers letters: Bournemouth Bases memories, meeting Hanna Reitsch, RCAF B-25 name correction, Oxford & Consul in Israel, praise for cancelled projects articles, Romanian SET visit to Italy, Spitfires delivered to Malta, Flank Attack mention of Zveno aircraft) [80 pages]
67 January-February 1997
Wings Over The Steppes: Aerial warfare in Mongolia 1930-1945 Part Two by A J Walg; Comparative ‘Maggie’: The RAAF’s one and only Miles Magister by Colin A Owers; Everything That Can Be Done… Combat search and rescue during the Vietnam war by John T Smith; Enduring Nocturnal: The Vickers Virginia, long-serving ‘heavy’ by James Goulding (2 3-view line drwg, 6 col profiles); Conair’s Mighty Sixes: A Quarter Century of Douglas DC-6 Operations by Robert M Stitt; One Remarkable Six: Conair’s C-GIBS by Robert M Stitt; Vickers’s Last Fighter: The Type 432 ‘Tin Mossie’ by Tony Buttler (7 line drwgs); Ace in a Day: America’s last – 1st Lt Oscar Francis Perdomo by Santiago A Flores (1 col profiles); More Drops in the Ocean: A Miscellany of Soviet Rotorcraft by Piotr Butowski (3 3-view line drwgs); Incidental Combatant: Focke-Wulf’s Fw 200 Condor Part Two – Commerce Raider by Ken Wixey (1 3-view line drwg, 2 pages variants line drwgs); Round-Out (readers letters: Miles Monitor comments, German exports to Romania & Swedish Avro 504 & Dornier Komet additional info, Bandits on the Border Mexico corrections, RAAF Do 24Ks more info, Biafran corrections) [80 pages]
68 March-April 1997
Fokker’s American Years: ‘Flying Dutchmen’ built in the US by Bart van der Klaauw (F.VII cutaway); The ‘Flea’ and Me: Memories of an Essex ‘Flying Flea’ by Bert Marshall (2-view line drwg); Corpulent Feline: Grumman’s F4F Wildcat by Ken Wixey (variants side view line drwgs, 3-view line drwg, 3 col profiles); ‘Wild Catfish’: The ‘Sea-Booted’ F4F-3S Wildcat by Ken Wixey (3-view line drwg); In at the Deep End: The Auster in Portuguese Military Service by Mario Canongia Lopes; Paper Darts to Deltas: The Designs of Roland Payen by Alain J Pelletier (14 3-view line drwgs, P.350CD col profile & sectional drwg); More From Mesopotamia: No.30 Squadron against the Turks by Andy Thomas; Bears in the Air: The US Air Police Perspective by Bryn Elliot; ‘Forgotten’ Airship Base: Royal Naval Airship Station Longside by Jim Hughes (Aberdeenshire RNAS station); Pacific Naval War: A personal view of 894 Squadron at Sea by Micheal Davey (Seafire pilot memories); Singular Customer: Belgium and the Avro Canada CF-100 by Don Henley (1 col profile, 1 3-view line drwg); ‘Clunk’: The Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck in Canadian Service (photo feature); Nearly, But Not Quite: Canadair’s ‘Paper Planes’ by Brian Walters (4 line drwgs); Wings Over The Steppes: Aerial warfare in Mongolia 1930-1945 Part Three by A J Walg; Round-Out (readers letters: Israeli Spitfires, Romania SET visitor comments, Romania Bf 109 clash with Yugoslavia, Hungarian Revolution flights, Fw 200 Condor photo, IAR.80 replica, RAF Museum Wellington, Danish Fw 200 Condors, Vickers Virginia formation photo, Avro projects models photo, French C-119 serials, Japanese Fw 200 correction, Dutch Fw 200 caption error, Biafra comments, civil Globemasters, Wellington T.10 trainer photos, Bognor Boats comments) [80 pages]
69 May-June 1997
“A Delight to Fly”: DH Vampires in Egyptian Service by David Nicolle and Gianni Cattaneo (1 3-view col drwg); Triple DSC: G/C Joseph Stewart Temple Fall, DSC, AFC, RAF by Bill Cumming (Canadian RNAS fighter pilot); ‘A Coming Together’: Tragedy Strikes over Huntingdon by Brian Riley (Wellington mid-air collision); Homage to the Vanguard: Vickers’ Four Turboprop Workhorse Bows Out by Francois Prins (3-view line drwg); From Flying Club to Front Line: The Khmer Air Force at War 1970-1975 by Ken Conboy; Early Wing-Swingers: Paving the Way to Tornado by Tony Buttler (British swing-wing aircraft projects, 11 line drwgs); Cuckoo in the Nest: Assembling AW Ensigns at Hamble by Roy Bonser and Ken Ellis; The Jet Age Part One: The Miles Sparrowjet and Student by Don Henley (Sparrowjet outline drwg, M.100 Student cutaway); Twice in the Front Line: The story of the ‘two’ Killingholmes by Sandra Day (North Lincolnshire airfield in WW1 & WW2, 1 map); Budd’s Covered Wagon: The RB-1 Conestoga by William Jesse (3-view line drwg); Round-Out (readers letters: Potez 25 photos, Vietnam CSAR ‘BAT 21’ comments, Spanish Piper L-14, Spanish Fw 200, Fizir-Vega AF-Z photo, 894 Sqn comments, American Fokkers, Vickers Virginia in 1943, more Mongolian photos, Biafra comments, Remarkable Six comments) [80 pages]
70 July-August 1997
Wings of the Albatross: 723 Squadron, Royal Australian Navy by Andrew Thomas; The Jet Age Part Two: The Miles Student and Centurion by Don Henley (3-view line drwg, 1 side view line drwg); Indo-Chinese Fighting ‘Cats: Grumman’s Superb Bearcat in Vietnam by Albert Grandolini (2 col profiles, 3-view line drwg); A False Dawn? Australian National Airways by James Ritchie Grant; ‘One’ Goes To War: No.1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps by James Ritchie Grant; I Will Return: Australian Survivor with a MacArthur Connection by Ron Cuskelly (Queensland Air Museum DC-3); In a Class of Its Own: The Sud Vautour in Israeli Service – Part One, 1957-1967 by Shlomo Aloni (1 3-view line drwg); Viking from Malta: Pictorial tribute to the Vickers Valetta; Falklands Light Attack: Argentine T-34C Turbo-Mentors in Action by Savador Mafe Huertas; Corpulent Feline: Grumman’s F4F Wildcat Part Two by Ken Wixey (1 col profile, 2 pages variants line drwgs); Durable Corpulent Felines: Wildcat Survivors Portfolio (photo feature); ‘T’ For Ten: Wellington T.10s in Malta by Norman Lees; Supermarine Extremes: Contrasting Survivors by Ken Ellis (careers of Hendon’s Stranraer and Jet Heritage’s Swift F.4); Red Rapier: Britain’s Flying-Bomb Part One by Eric B Morgan (4 diagrams); Round-Out (readers letters: USAAF C-47A col profile, Vanguard comments, Avro Lincoln RR Tyne testbed photo, Conestoga in Ecuador, American Fokkers comments, F4F Wildcat comments, A Coming Together comment, Triple DSC correction, George automatic pilot photo, American Fokker missing type, Portuguese Auster caption comment, Miles Sparrowjet & Student fates update, Payern project numbering, Baynes swing-wing supersonic design, 550 Sqn Lancaster photos) [80 pages]
71 September/October 1997
Red Rapier: Britain’s Flying-Bomb Part Two by Eric B Morgan (5 diagrams); Frustrated Fury: North American FJ-1 Pictorial; Soviet Canberra: Ilyushin’s incredible Il-28 by Yefim Gordon & Dmitri Komissarov (3 pages variants side view line drwgs); Zeebrugge’s Hornets: The Brandenburg Monoplanes Part One by Colin A Owers (W.29 family inc Norway use); Hungary’s Hawk: The Story of the Héja fighter by Chris Szabo (Reggiane Re 2000 in Hungary, 3-view line drwg); Eagle to Spitfire: Pictorial Tribute to the Designs of R J Mitchell by John Godwin (2 3-view line drwgs); Burmese Lions: British Fighter Exports to Burma by Peter R Arnold and Ken Ellis (1 col profile); Corporate Conveyance: Percival’s Q.6 – Frustrated Executive Transport by Don Henley; Corporate Survivor: Percival Q.6 G-AFFD by Ken Ellis (3-view line drwg); Hawk Dynasty: The Curtiss Hawk Monoplanes Part One by Ken Wixey (4 col profiles, two 3-view line drwgs, variants side view line drwgs); With A Vengeance! Fighting Malaria in West Africa, Vultee-style by Don R Neate (1944 spraying mission); Hawker’s Light Bomber: Sydney Camm’s B.11/41 by Tony Buttler (3 line drawings); Round-Out (readers letters: Sea Fury photo & Auster landing on truck incident, Israeli ace kill confusion, RAF Malta Valetta photo, Israeli Vautour comment, AW Ensign in France fate, Gerner IIR aircraft info & Fizir AF-Z & DH.60G YU-PCH, Finnish Bf 109G use & Romania in WW2 comments, Miles Student correction, Vietnam F8F-1P photo, DC-6 memories, Flying Tigers Budd RB-1 Conestoga, Khmer insignia correction) [80 pages]
72 November/December 1997
Bolivian ‘Tin’: Juan del Valle and other Ju 52s by Johann A Jakob (Ju 52 in Bolivia); Fire-Fighting Thoroughbred: Douglas A-26 Invaders in British Columbia by Robert Stitt (3-view line drwg); King for a Day: The Brief Reign of Rock Island’s Monarch 26 by Robert Stitt (B-26 executive conversion); Siskin Supreme: The life and times of the Armstrong Whitworth Siskin by Ray Williams (3 3-view line drwg, cutaway); Hawk Dynasty: The Curtiss Hawk Monoplanes Part Two by Ken Wixey (P-40 Kittyhawk, 5 col profiles, 2 3-view line drwgs, 4 variants side view line drwgs); In a Class of Its Own: The Story of the Sud Aviation in Israeli Service Part Two – Six Day War by Shlomo Aloni; French ‘Kings’: Bell P-63 Kingcobras in Indochina by Alan J Pelletier (1 map, 4 col profiles); DC-Three: Cameos of three surviving Daks by Ken Ellis (three surviving DC-3s in the UK); Pure Canadian Silver: Canada’s T-birds by Jim Lyzun (Canadian T-33/CT-133); Round-Out (readers letters: Khmer comments, Egyptian Vampire col drawing correction, US Fokker/USAAC designations correction, Supermarine Types 316, 317 & 318, Romania in WW2 historical disputes, Fokker Southern Cross preserved, Burma Sea Fury PB4Y-2 victim & Chinese Il-28 defection, other British flying bombs, more on Budd Conestoga, Lancaster PA995 mission tally, CF-100 corrections) [80 pages]
73 January/February 1998
Back to the Farm: Personal View of the Final Years of BOAC’s Wartime Service by Alan Wood; Born in the USA: American Classics Portfolio by Geoffrey P Jones (surviving Travelair 4000, Fairchild KR.21 & Laird LC-R-300 Speedwing); Flying Jeeps: The USA Army’s Search for the Ultimate ‘Vehicle’ by Stephen Harding (VZ-6, VZ-7 & VZ-8); Wight Elephants: Murray Sueter’s Quest for a Large Military Aircraft by Mike Goodall (Wight Twin Seaplane & Landplane, AD Type I, two 3-view line drwgs); Atlantic Sentinels: The Portuguese Air Force Since 1912 by Riccardo Niccoli; Steps Towards ‘Blackjack’: Soviet supersonic intercontinental bombers before the Tu-160 by Piotr Butowski (5 3-view line drwgs, Tsybin RSR R-020 cutaway, 13 plan view line drwgs); Birth of a Classic: Conception and Development of the Vickers Viscount by Francois Prins (4 col profiles, 5 side view line drwgs); Zeebrugge’s Hornets: The Brandenburg Monoplanes Part Two by Colin A Owers (3 col profiles); ‘Hawk with a ‘Q’: The Air Racing XP-40Q by J R Hartley; I Kill & Return: No.118 Squadron Royal Air Force by Andrew Thomas; Round-Out (readers letters: Mexican fighter squadron in WW2 additional info, Wildcat delivery markings photo, US 9th Air Force, Israeli ace kill confusion corrected, Wings of the Albatross corrections, Israeli aces list, Il-28 & Heja in Hungary, more on Romania in WW2 historical disputes, defending the I-16 & Argentina Hawk 75) [80 pages]
74 March/April 1998
Birds of Passage: Pictorial Memories of Visitors to Malta 1948/50 by Norman Lees; Out of the Ashes: The Romanian Aviation Industry Since 1945 by Danut Vlad (4 3-view line drwgs, 6 side view line drwgs); Globetrotting Reindeer: De Havilland Canada’s Caribou – an airlift legend ny Don Henley and Ken Ellis (DHC-4 Caribou, 4 col profiles, 1 3-view line drwg, 1 side view line drwg); From Seagull To ‘Shagbat’: The Life and Times of the Supermarine Walrus – Part One – Development and Production by Peter London (1 3-view line drwg); Young Turks: Ottoman Turkish Fighters 1915-1918 Part One by David Nicolle (1 col profile); Wrath of a Mythical Monster: Westland Wyvern Operations in the Suez Campaign by John T Smith (2 maps, 1 3-view line drwg, 1 col profile); Aah! De Havilland-ski! Origins and Development of the R-1, the Soviet DH.9a by Andrei Alexandrov & Gennady Petrov (2 3-view line drwgs, 3 side view tone profiles); Wings Over the Land of a Million Elephants: Military Aviation in Laos 1949-1975 by Ken Conboy; In a Class of its Own: The Story of the Sud Aviation Vautour in Israeli Service Part Three – Final Operations by Shlomo Aloni; Round-out (readers letters: Pacific Air Transport use of Travel Air 4000, Alcock & Brown landing site memorial in Ireland, Il-28 in action, Lepere LUSAC 21 more info, RAF Amman Jordan in 1950s, Adler Gerner IIC 3-view line drwg, French P-63 unit codes, Supermarine Type 317 specification number, missing P-63 photo, Siskin drawing was IIIA, King for a Day caption correction, Pure Canadian Silver: Decimomannu location error, Hulton Getty photo exhibition: Henri Fabre’s Hydravion & 216 Sqn Valentias) [80 pages]
75 May/June 1998
Pioneering the Pacific: PanAm’s Sikorsky S-42 Flying-Boats by Ed Davies (5 maps); High-Flying Exotica: Spartan’s Lockheed and de Havilland Aerial Survey Twins by Robert M Stitt (P-38, Mosquito and Sea Hornet photo survey use in Canada, 1 map); Portuguese Numerology: Serial systems used by the Aeronautica Militar and the Forca Aerea Portuguesa by Riccardo Niccoli; High-Winged Workhorses: Broussards and Dorniers in Portuguese service by Mario Canongia Lopes (MH.1521 & Do 27 in Portugal); Triple-One Lineage: An Outline History of the Heinkel He 111 Part One by Ken Wixey (2 3-view line drwgs, variants line drwgs); Philippine Front Line: P-51 Mustangs with the Philippine Air Force by Leif Hellstrom; Northrop’s Connection: The unsung A-17 attack aircraft and its legacy by Alain J Pelletier (1 3-view line drwg, sectional drwg); Young Turks: Ottoman Turkish Fighters 1915-1918 Part Two by David Nicolle (1 col profile); Round-out (readers letters: Ju 52 in Bolivia & Siskin in Sweden, Air Laos Boeing 307 Stratoliner, Alcock & Brown flight corrections, Hawk Dynasty comments, delivery markings Wildcat answer, Portuguese AF DC-3 error, F4U Corsair racers, Il-28 in Romania & Hungary, Il-28 in Bulgaria & Cambodia/Vietnam, Finnish Il-28 col profile & photos, Norden bomb sight, DHC manufacture of S-2 Tracker errors, Caribou photo error & additional info, Portuguese Vampires to Katanga, Wellington T.10 memories, Sunderland in Portugal, Born in the USA: Reid family memories, Wright brothers engine builder) [80 pages]
76 July/August 1998
‘Hotel Mile Lima’ A Spartan Mosquito’s Quest for Flight by Robert M Stitt (long-running restoration of Canadian Mosquito); Young Turks: Ottoman Turkish Fighters 1915-1918 Part Three by David Nicolle (3-view col drwg); ‘Golden’ Goose: A Personal Celebration of the Allure of Grumman’s Goose by Craig P Justo (2 3-view line drwgs); Belgian Spearhead: The Hawker Hunter in Belgian Air Force service by André van Haute (2 col profiles); Then There Was One… Shuttleworth’s Singular Hawker Tomtit by Don Henley (3-view line drwg); Los Bristols en Mexico: Mexican operations of the F.2b Fighter and Boarhound by Santiago A Flores; King of the Seas: Lockheed Neptunes in Canadian Service by William J Cumming (3-view line drwg, 1 col profile); Targets of Opportunity: Aermacchi MB.339A Operations in the Falklands Conflict by Salvador Mafé Huertas; Very Pregnant Turkey: The World’s First AEW Aircraft by René J Francillon (TBM-3W Avenger); Bendix and the B-25: A Portfolio of Bendix Corporation Mitchells; Triple-One Lineage: An Outline History of the Heinkel He 111 Part Two by Ken Wixey (2 pages variants line drwgs, variants side view and 3-view line drwgs); From Seagull to ‘Shagbat’: The Life and Times of the Supermarine Walrus – Part Two – Operational Usage by Peter London; Surviving ‘Bats: Pictorial Tribute to the Supermarine Seagull/Walrus survivors by Ken Ellis and Trevor Stone; Round-Out (readers letters: RAAF Caribous in PNG, Hawk with a Q corrections, PNG DF C-47 photo, Wyvern comments, more Caribou comments & photos, Australian Seagull fate, French Tucano photo, RAAF Caribou in Vietnam & French unit codes, more on Wright Brothers engine, Ottoman Army ranks correction, Vultee Vengeance memories) [80 pages]
77 September/October 1998
Northrop’s Connection: The unsung A-17 attack aircraft and its legacy Part Two by Alain J Pelletier; Sycamore Seeds: Background and Development of the Bristol Type 171 by Eric Myall; San Carlos: Insights into an Intense Battle by Salvador Mafe Huertas; Pequenos and Grandes: Earlier Heinkel He 111s in Spanish Service by Gonzala Avila Cruz; Pequenos and Grandes: Colours of Earlier Heinkel He 111s in Spanish Service by Gonzala Avila Cruz; Wackett’s Winged Warriors: Australia’s Widgeon Flying-Boat and Amphibian by Colin A Owers; Corrugated Masterpieces: Junkers Types in Australia and Papua-New Guinea by James Ritchie Grant; Kangeroo Kingfishers: The Vought OS2U-3 in Australian service by David Vincent; Meteor Hopefuls: Rethinking the Gloster Meteor by James Goulding; Tanker 55: Planes of Fame A-26C Portfolio by Frank B Mormillo; Eclipse of an Air Force: The Annihilation of the Japanese 4th Air Army in New Guinea by Mark Huggins; Round-Out (readers letters: more on Spartan Mosquitos, RCAF Neptunes correction, ferry flights of Canadian Mosquitos, export Wildcats/Martlets, Sunderland in Portugal, TBM-3W in Canada, early aviation in Ireland book, Philippine P-51s, Walrus/Seagull V photos, Bristols in Mexico additional info, Walrus in Malta, export Wildcat/Martlet photos) [80 pages]
78 November/December 1998
From Wings to Wheels: Siddeley-Deasy Engines and Aeroplanes 1915-1918 by Nick Forder (Armstrong-Siddeley predecessor); European ‘Flashes: RF-84F Thunderflash in USAFE Service by Douglas Gordon (3 col profiles, 3-view line drwg); Trujillo’s Boys: Brazilian Mercenary Pilots in the Dominican Republic by Ricardo Bonalume Neto (P-51 pilots from Brazil); Boeing’s Battle Wagon: The B-17 Flying Fortress – An Outline History by Ken Wixey (four 3-view line drwgs, variants side view line drwgs, 2 pages col drwgs); From Israel to Burma: Operation Orez, Supplying and Ferrying Spitfires Part One by Shlomo Aloni and Peter R Arnold; World Beater: Homage to the DH.106 Comet by Francois Prins (cutaway, 6 col profiles, 3-view line drwg, variants side view line drwgs); Heinkels for Sweden: Svenska Aero AB and Heinkel Types by Lennart Andersson; Rumanian ‘Beagles’: The Ilyushin Il-28 in Rumanian Service by Denes Bernad (Il-28 in Romania); Light Blue ‘Stringbags’: The Fairey Swordfish in RAF Service by Andrew Thomas; Aim High: A World War One Throwback, the Vickers Type 161 by Daniel Ford (3-view line drwg) [80 pages]
79 January/February 1999
From Israel to Burma: Operation Orez, Supplying and Ferrying Spitfires Part Two by Shlomo Aloni and Peter R Arnold; Triple Twist: Tracking Down the ‘Real’ Spitfire UB425 by Peter R Arnold; French ‘Warthog’: SE.100, cannon-armed ‘penetration’ fighter by Alain J Pelletier (3-view line drwg, 1 col profile, 3-view silhouette, 2 diagrams); More Birds of Passage: Early postwar visitors and residents at Luqa, Malta by Norman Lees (3 col profiles); Vital Bombers: Origins of the RAF’s ‘V-Bomber’ Force by Tony Buttler (Vulcan, Victor, Valiant origins, 10 3-view line drwgs, 2 artists impressions); Eagles Over Malaga: American Pilots in the Spanish Civil War, 1937 by Allen Herr; A Texan in Devon: A Pictorial Celebration of Pioneer S F Cody by Peter Green; Wackett’s Winged Warriors: The Warrigal – Untamed ‘General Training Machine’ Part Two by Colin A Owers (2 col profiles, 3-view line drwg); Boeing’s ‘Forgotten’ Monster: XB-15, a Giant in Search of a Cause by Patrick Boniface (Boeing XB-15, 3-view line drwg); On the Beat: The First 60 Years of Britain’s Air Police by Bryn Elliott (UK Police aviation history); Round-Out (readers letters: Tanker 55 A-26 additional info, Spartan Mosquitos correction, Canadian TBM-3W serials, Sea Otters with 1701 Sqn correction, Kingfisher in Dutch East Indies, Walrus use by Weston Airways, Netherlands 8A markings, Spartan Mosquito engine preserved, Northrop 8A in Argentina, Gladiator research & Walrus crash, Northrop 8A in Netherlands, Comet water tank test photo, Horsa with Comet nose photo, hydrofoil Goose, B-17 caption error & 100 Group Fortress III 3-view line drwg) [80 pages]
80 March/April 1999
Red Sea Guardians: The Story of the Aden Defence Flight by Andrew Thomas (RAF unit 1941-1943); Call for Fire Attack! A ‘one-two’ formation by Mars and PBY might still outclass the modern options by Frank B Mormillo (Martin JRM-3 Mars & PBY Catalina firebombers); Adaptable ‘Annie’: Spartan’s Multi-Talented Avro Anson by Robert M Stitt; Twin-Tailed Target: The Sea Vixen Drone Programme by Steve Hazell (3 col profiles); ‘Ugly Ducklings’ and the ‘Forgotten Division’: Brazilian Piper L-4s in Italy, 1944-1945 Part One by Ricardo Bonalume Neto (1 col profile); Last Throws of the Dice: Boulton Paul Trainer Projects by Alec Brew (4 3-view line drwgs); ‘Pocket’ Interceptors: Folland Gnats in Finnish Service by Kari Stenman (3-view line drwg); Unexpected Windfalls: Accidentally or deliberately, more than 100 aircraft ‘arrived’ in Dutch territory during the Great War by Baart van der Klaauw (inc. full table of serials); A sudden & dusty arrival – Belly-landing a Spitfire during a ferry flight by Philip Gurdon (pilot’s memories of Israel to Burma ferry flight); Fifty years of DC service: Douglas Transports used by the Spanish Air Force by Jose Luis Gonzalez Serrano (DC-1, DC-2, DC-3, C-54 use); Yugoslav Naval Strike: Dornier’s Merkur Seaplane in the Military Role by Vladimir Isaic (Do D Yugoslavia use, 3-view line drwg); Hatzerim Album: Spitfires and Meteors at the Israeli Defence Force Museum by Alan Warnes (photo feature); Round-Out (readers letters: Westland F.29/27 COW gun fighter, ‘Jet Marauder’ model query, wrong Siddeley-Deasy engine photo, French DH.88 Comet racers, Siddeley-Deasy RT.1 mystery, Tanker 55 correction, Walrus photos, Northrop A-17/8A in Sweden, He 111 exports to Spain in RLM documents, Junkers in Australia comments) [80 pages]
81 May/June 1999
‘Antek’s’ Early Years: Creating a Legend – Formative Years of the Antonov An-2 by Piotr Butowski (1 page variants side view line drwgs); Early American Carrier Jets: Evolving Jet Operations with the US Fleet Part One by Alan Bedford (3 3-view line drwgs); Flying Cannon: Bell’s Cobra Family Part One by Ken Wixey (P-39 & P-63, 4 col profiles, 2 3-view line drwgs, 4 variants side view line drwgs); Setting Sun: Japanese Air Defence of the Philippines 1944-1945 by Mark Huggins; Early Days of the 81st: The 81st TFW USAFE in the 1950s by Doug Gordon; Somersaulting Fighter: The Berliner-Joyce Y1P-16 by Alain Pelletier (5-view line drwg); Control at the Tips: Aero-isoclinics and Their Influence on Design by Tony Buttler (British projects with wing-tip control surfaces, 1 3-view line drwg, 1 plan view line drwg); ‘AV’ – His Life & Times: A biography of A V Roe, first Briton to fly and founder of a dynasty by Francois Prins; On The Beat: The First 60 Years of Britain’s Air Police Part Two by Bryn Elliott (UK Police aviation); Short-Lived Dragon: The Douglas B-23 by William Jesse (3-view line drwg); ‘Ugly Ducklings’ and the ‘Forgotten Division’: Brazilian Piper L-4s in Italy, 1944-1945 Part Two by Ricardo Bonalume Neto (1 map); Round-Out (readers letters: Dornier Do D Merkur comments, Siddeley-Deasy RT.1 clarification, Finland Gnat survivor, fate of Burma BVAF pilots, Air Malta early aircraft, Birds of Passage DH.89A caption correction, Boeing 314 loss in Gibraltar, Unexpected Windfalls additional info) [80 pages]
82 July/August 1999
Supersonic Myasishchevs: More Details on the OKB’s Frustrated Bombers by Piotr Butowski (2 plan view drwgs, 10 3-view line drwgs); Cody and his Aeroplanes: Samuel Franklin Cody: His Life and Times by Philip Jarrett; Early American Carrier Jets: Evolving Jet Operations with the US Fleet Part Two by Alan Bedford (3 3-view line drwgs); Air War in Paradise: The CIA and Indonesia 1958 by Leif Hellstrom (1 map); Maid of all Work: Bristol’s Multi-Function Type 120 by Daniel Ford; On Target! A Pictorial Tribute to the Drones of RAE Llanbedr, Wales by Ian Black (photo feature); Flugboots from Hamburg: An Outline History of Blohm und Voss Flying-Boats by Ken Wixey (BV 138, BV 222, BV 238 & BV 250, 3-view line drwgs); Singular Giant: Spain’s One-Off Ju 290 by Gonzalo Avila Cruz (2-view tone drwg); Something Useful! Blackburn’s ‘Firecrest’, Son of Firebrand by Tony Buttler (3-view line drwg); Anti-Clockwise: Australia the ‘Wrong Way’ by James Ritchie Grant; HS ‘Boats: Curtiss HS Flying-Boats by Colin A Owers (3-view line drwg, 2 pages col drwgs); Round-Out (readers letters: P-39 in Canada, RAF Swordfish correction, credit for XB-15 information, memories of Berliner-Joyce P-16 and USAAC, 81st TFW F-101 colours, Yugoslav Do D Merkur info, more Unexpected Windfall details) [80 pages]
83 September/October 1999
Alternative Airlines: CIA Airlift Contracts in Laos by Ken Conboy and James Morrison; No ‘Safe Haven’: Military Aviation in the Channel Islands 1939-1945 by John F Hamlin (2 maps); Veterans United: A T-28D Trojan Meets up with a Former Pilot by Joe Cupido; Last of the ‘Colonial Policemen’? Bristol’s Occasionally Self-Destructive Brigand by Alan F Crouchman (3-view line drwg); Last of the Fighting ‘Wooden Wonders’: The DH Mosquito in Israeli Service by Shlomo Aloni; Hoping for a Junkers: More Recollections on Prewar Airline Exploits From a Fledgling Gatwick Airport by Alan Wood (memories of radio operator with the original British Airways); From Theory to Production: Australian Aviation Development 1870 to 1939 by Jim Grant; Early American Carrier Jets: Evolving Jet Operations with the US Fleet Part Three by Alan Bedford (2 3-view line drwgs); Sought-After Classic: N3N-3 Canary – Often Mis-Identified, Always Loved! by Daniel Ford (3-view line drwg); Flying Cannon: Bell’s Cobra Family Part Two by Ken Wixey (P-39 & P-63, 1 3-view line drwg, 3 variants side view line drwgs, 1.5 pages col drwgs); ‘Booted’ Flycatchers: A Portfolio of Fairey Flycatcher Floatplanes (photo feature); Round-Out (readers letters: HS Boats comments, big-wing Gnat, An-2 corrections, Anson G-AIPA memories, P-39 in Iceland, S F Cody corrections) [80 pages]
84 November/December 1999
Stepping Stone to the ‘Jug’: A Rare Seversky Survivor – The AT-12 Guardsman by Joe Cupido (background of preserved example); Combat Composites: Soviet use of ‘Mother-ships’ to carry Fighters, 1931-1941 by Vladimir Lesnitchenko (10 2- and 3-view line drwgs, 1 page TB-3 variants side view line drwgs, 3 side view line drwgs); Latham’s ‘Boats: Pictorial History of the Designs of Jean Latham by Malcolm Passingham; Plausible Deniability: US-Taiwanese Covert Insertion into North Vietnam by Ken Conboy and James Morrison (sqn badge in colour); Pioneering in the Trusts: Postwar Airline Pioneering in US Trust Territory by Paul Howard; RAF Flying Training and the Vampire by David Watkins (3-view line drwg, 3-view col drwg); L-8’s Legacy: The Mary Celeste of the Skies by Patrick Abbott (US Navy airship mystery, 1 map); ‘Deep Freeze’: US Navy Operations in Antarctica 1955-1999 Part One by Noel Gillespie (1 map, 3 col profiles); Fledgling Neptunes: A Portfolio of Early Series Lockheed P2Vs (photo feature); A Near Class Act: Short’s Frustrated Sturgeon by Tony Buttler (5-view line drwg, 3-view line drwg, variants side view line drwgs); Canadian Connection: US Army Aviation’s Penchant for Canadian Types by Stephen Harding; Round-Out (readers letters: East German An-2s, searchwater radar DC-3 photo, Belgian pilot in Spanish civil war, de Gaulle’s aircraft dispute, AI radar plans for P-39, Brigand memories) [80 pages]
85 January/February 2000
Singular Two-Seater: Consolidated’s PB-2A – The USAAC’s Only Two-Seat Fighter by Alain J Pelletier (3 3-view line drwgs); Transport of Delight: Flying the Owls Head Transportation Museum Fokker C.IV by Daren Banfield & Gilles Auliard; ‘Deep Freeze’: US Navy Operations in Antarctica 1955-1999 Part Two by Noel Gillespie; Did Hitchcock Make it?: Raiding Portuguese Timor With B-26 Marauders by David Hanna (USAAF raid goes wrong); Vampire with Attitude: De Havilland’s Venom is 50 by Ken Wixey (2 3-view line drwgs); Southern Exposures: A Photo-Survey Mosquito in Latin America by Robert M Stitt and Ricardo Martin Lezon (Spartan operations in South America); ‘Streaks Over Europe: Republic F-84F Thunderstreaks in USAFE Service by Doug Gordon (4 col profiles, 5 unit badges in colour); Imperial Dragon: Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki – The Fighter That Could Have Made the Difference by Mark Huggins (3-view line drwg); Before There Were Moths: The Early Days of Stag Lane Aerodrome Part One by Stuart McKay; Round-out (readers letters: DH.89A Rapide in Laos, USAAF Norseman in Greenland, Air America Pilatus Porter crash, Monty’s Miles Messenger update, Golden Knights Twin Otter photo, Sturgeon correction, Soviet P-63 (non) use, de Gaulle’s aircraft) [80 pages]
86 March/April 2000
Before There Were Moths: The Early Days of Stag Lane Aerodrome Part Two by Stuart McKay (1 3-view drwg); Hot-Rod: A Radically Modified Yak C-11 – Ready to Race by Joe Cupido (Yak-11 air racing conversion); Clipper to China: Pan Am’s Martin 130s in the Pacific Part One by Ed Davies; From Warhorse to Workhorse: Lancaster Mk.10 Variants in Canada by Jim Lyzun (RCAF use); Italian Flair: Aermacchi’s Superb MB.326 Family by Riccardo Niccoli (1 side view line drwg, 1 3-view line drwg); To Quell Rebellion: Farman F-50 Bombers in Mexico by Santiago A Flores; The RAF Hath No Fury: Hawker Fury – The Early Days of Britain’s Last Piston Fighter by Tony Buttler (1 sectional drwg, 2 3-view line drwgs, 2 side view line drwgs); Cruising The World: A Round-The-World Survivor by Geoff Jones (restored Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser from 1947); From Calcutta to Bizerte: The Breguet 521 Flying-Boat by Malcolm Passingham; ‘Flying Fuel Cans’: Vought’s SB2U Vindicator by Ken Wixey (2-view col drwg, 1 3-view line drwg); Last Waterbird: Edo XOSE-1 – The US Navy’s Last Floatplane by William Jesse; Trial and Error: Helicopter Operations – Malaya by Dave Taylor (memories of flying RAF helicopters in Malaya 1950s); Round-Out (readers letters: first Canadian S2F Tracker, aircraft wrecks in Antarctica & UK Otter, Soviet P-63 use, Lockheed Constellation in Antarctica, Seversky AT-12 correction, Plausible Deniability comment, Pioneering in the Trusts corrections) [80 pages]
87 May/June 2000
Clipper to China: Pan Am’s Martin 130s in the Pacific Part Two by Ed Davies; The Grumman That Never Was: XF12F – A Tomcat Before its Time by Alain J Pelletier (sectional drwg, 4-view line drwg, 1 diagram); Insurrection! Belgian Air Force Peace-Keeping Operations, Congo 1960 by Andre Van Haute (2 col profiles); The ‘Other’ Warbird Transport: C-46 Commando Portfolio by Frank B Mormillo (restored C-46s); Second to None: Homage to the Hawker Hurricane by Francois Prins (1 page variants line drwgs); Stearman Replacement – Replaced by a Stearman! Israel’s First Purchase Programme – In Search of a Primary Trainer by Shlomo Aloni; Secrets of the Sea Vixen: Trials and Tribulations, Formulation and Development by Tony Buttler (3 3-view line drwg, 2 diagrams, 2 variants side view line drwgs); ‘Bipalas’, ‘Tripalas’ and ‘Knapsacks’: Messerschmitt Bf 109s in Spanish Service by Gonzalo Avila Cruz (5 tone markings drwgs, 3 col profiles); Heron Half-Century: De Havilland’s DH.114 Heron at 50 by Ken Wixey (2 3-view line drwgs); Round-Out (readers letters: RAF Sycamore in Malaya comments, photo survey Lockheed AT-18 in Argentina, VZ-9 Avrocar survivors, aircraft wrecks in Argentina, RCAF Lancasters comment, Deep Freeze photos) [80 pages]
88 July/August 2000
For Faith and Freedom: The History of RAF Waddington Part One by Ray Leach; ‘Frescos’ in Red: A Portfolio of US MiG-17s by Frank B Mormillo; Spitfire to Berlin? Making Supermarine’s Finest An Escort Fighter by Paul Stoddart (4 diagrams); Luftwaffe Eagle: A Production History of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 by Ken Wixey (3 pages variants line drwgs); A Star is Not Born: Lockheed’s L-133, Frustrated Fighter by Alain J Pelletier (1942 jet fighter project, 3 artists impressions, 3-view line drwg, 2 sectional drwgs); Scouting Rivalries: The Bristol Scout in Australia by Colin A Owers; Otter Odyssey: The Life and Times of a Polar DHC-3 by Karl E Hayes (TransAntarctica Expedition Otter history); Otter Portfolio: Images of the De Havilland Canada DHC-3 (photo feature); First and Last: Finnish Fokker D.XXIs by Kari Stenman (3-view line drwg); Southern Cross Enigma: Piecing Together an Icon’s Past by E Colin Loveday; Alpine Deltas: The Swiss Mirage Story by Riccardo Niccoli (Mirage III in Switzerland); Viva Italia! The Story of Globe-Trotting de Pinedo by Jim Grant (Italian flying boat flight to Australia); Round-Out (readers letters: Gordon Swanborough obituary, Montgomery’s Messenger details, DH Heron comments & photos) [80 pages]
89 September/October 2000
Testing With ‘T’ Flight: Early Jet Aircraft Trials at RAE Farnborough by Andrew Thomas; Founding Fathers: Britain’s Pioneering Airlines Part One – The 1920s by Guy Warner; Young Guns: Japan’s Elite Tainan Kokutai by Mark Huggins; Republic’s ‘Jug’: A Production History of the Seversky/Republic P-47 Thunderbolt by Ken Wixey (1 page variants line drrwgs); Arrow Secrets: Items From the History of Canada’s Most Famous Fighter by Tony Buttler (7 3-view line drwgs, 1 2-view line drwg); Surviving ’67: Kibrit Airbase, June 5 1967 by David Nicolle (Egyptian pilots in the Six Day War, 3-view col drwg); Max’s Morane: A Swiss Fighter Returns to Alpine Skies by Erich Gandet (restored D-3801, 3-view line drwg); For Faith and Freedom: The History of RAF Waddington Part Two by Ray Leach; Spitfire Across the Atlantic: Storey’s Spitfire – Latin America’s First by Ricardo M Lezon and Robert M Stitt (delivery of PR Spitfire to Argentina + 2 other Spitfires & Hurricane in Argentina); T-Birds and Targets: Weapons Training in the Postwar Italian Air Force by Nicola Malizia; Round-Out (readers letters: Luftwaffe Eagle Bf 109 corrections, Southern Cross Enigma more info, DH.110 comments & photos, Long Range Spitfire comments, Spartan Air Services update & Air Pacific Herons, more Spitfire to Berlin comments) [80 pages]
90 November/December 2000
Surviving ’67: Kibrit Airbase, June 5 1967 Part Two by David Nicolle (Egyptian pilots in the Six Day War, 1 col profile); Unarmed, Unafraid and Unaccompanied: Soviet PR Spitfire Operations by Wojtek Matusiak (1 col profile); Secret SAAB Projects: Unbuilt Design Studies by a Master Combat Aircraft Builder by Tony Buttler (18 line drwgs); Iranian Eagles: Civil and Military Aviation in Iran 1924-1949 by Lennart Andersson; Red Suns at Chino: Jiro’s Thunderbolt by Joe Cupido (restored J2M3, 3-view line drwg); Red Suns at Chino: Film Star ‘Val’ by Joe Cupido (Aichi D3A lookalike); Aleutian Hawks: Defending Alaskan Airspace During World War Two by David Stern (1 map); Homegrown ‘Pedros’: Spanish-Built Heinkel He 111s Part One – Jumo Variants by Gonzalo Avila Cruz (3 col profiles, 3 unit badges in colour); For Faith and Freedom: The History of RAF Waddington Part Three by Ray Leach; Founding Fathers: Britain’s Pioneering Airlines Part Two – The 1930s by Guy Warner (3 col profiles); Round-Out (readers letters: Founding Fathers comments, more on the Bizerte, Seversky 2PA at Martlesham Heath photo, more on Southern Cross Enigma, Heron VH-CLZ history, Young Guns remains in museum) [80 pages]
91 January/February 2001
Salon Stars: A Selection of Types at the November 1936 Paris Salon Aéronautique by Roy Bonser & Daniel Ford (photo feature); Homegrown ‘Pedros’: Spanish-Built Heinkel He 111s Part Two – Merlin Variants by Gonzalo Avila Cruz (3 col profiles); The Free Air of Heaven: A History of Aviation in Bermuda by Tom Springfield; Midland Memories: The Life and Times of Derby’s Burnaston Airport Part One by Robert M Stitt; Enduring Tug: The Swiss C-36 Series by Micheal Gruenenfelder and Rene J Francillon (EKW C-3601 family, 3-view line drwgs, 5 variants side view line drwgs); French ‘Jugs’: P-47 Thunderbolts with the Armée de l’Air by Alain J Pelletier (2 col profiles); Turbulent Times: The USAF’s 20th TFW in the 1950s, Thunderjets and Thunderstreaks by Doug Gordon (F-84 use, 2 col profiles); A Slap in the Face: Italy’s Leaflet Raid on Vienna, August 1918 by Jim Grant; Upwardly Mobile: VAK-191B – Germany’s ‘Harrier’ by Tony Buttler (three 3-view line drwgs); Round-out (readers letters: Alaska’s RCAF P-40s, RP-43 designation comment, Secret SAAB Projects correction, Iranian Eagles comments, Hawker Hart family in Soviet Union) [80 pages]
92 March/April 2001
Turbulent Times: The USAF’s 20th TFW in the 1950s, Part Two – Super Sabres by Doug Gordon (F-100 use); Solitary Dragon: The North American XB-21 by Bradley Engbrecht (3-view line drwg); Liaison by Aeronca: L-16 Korean Veteran Turned ‘Warbird’ by Geoffrey P Jones (restored Aeronca L-16); Poseidon’s Giant: The Story of the Martin P6M SeaMaster by Francis J Allen (2 3-view line drwgs, 1 3-view col drwg); Queen of the Skies: Homage to the Vickers VC-10 by Frank Prince (VC10, 2 3-view line drwgs, 2 variants side view line drwgs, 2 col profiles); ‘Wulf’ in Sheep’s Clothing: Farewell to Swissair’s P.149s by Erich Gandet (Piaggio P.149, 3-view silhouette); Turtles and the Cheetahs by Shlomo Aloni (Avro Anson and Airspeed Oxford/Consul in Israeli service); Station Wagon: LASA-60, A Mexican Dream Turned Sour by Santiago A Flores with Gary Kuhn and John M Davis; Island ‘Cats’: Commercial Catalina Operations in New Guinea Part one by Paul Howard; ‘Graf Zeppelin’ Afloat: Germany’s Aircraft Carrier – A Potentially Formidable ‘Might Have Been’ by Henk van Willigenburg (4 col profiles); Midland Memories: The Life and Times of Derby’s Burnaston Airport Part Two by Robert M Stitt; Round-Out (readers letters: Iranian Hurricanes, LeO 46 at Paris Salon, Burnaston photos, Bermuda 231 Sqn, Slap in the Face correction, Aeroflot Hart/Audax comment) [80 pages]
93 May/June 2001
Island ‘Cats’: Commercial Catalina Operations in New Guinea Part Two by Paul Howard (1 map); Defenceless Warrior: Culver’s PQ-14 Drone by Frank B Mormillo (restored example); Fairey’s Famous Research Aeroplanes: Delta 1 and Delta 2 by Tony Buttler (9 3-view line drwgs, 1 col profile); Forgotten Breed… The RAF’s Last ‘Shufti’ Meteors by W A Harrison (RAF Meteor FR.9s in Aden, 3-view silhouette); “They Called Us Foggiani”: Americans in Italy During World War One by Jim Grant; In General Terms: Pictorial History of the UK’s General Aircraft by Daniel Ford (9 3-view line drwgs, includes unbuilt projects); Maple Leaf Mustangs: P-51Ds and ‘Ks in Canadian Service by Jim Lyzun; A to Zlin: An Illustrated History of a Light Aircraft Dynasty by Dick van Mourik (5 side view line drwgs); Sub-Zero Moths: Gipsy Moth Operations in Greenland 1930-1931 by Stuart McKay; Last of the Great ‘Whales’: Civilian-Operated, Test-Bed Douglas A-3s by Mark Munzel; Round-Out (readers letters: Spanish civil Mosquito use, Sea Vixen wing span query, Praga E.210 history, BOAC and the VC-10, NASM Hurricane restoration, Piaggio P.149 designer correction, Robert/Roberta Cowell RAF pilot, LeO H.46 floatplane) [80 pages]
94 July/August 2001
Fairey’s Famous Research Aeroplanes: Part Two Type 221 by Tony Buttler (BAC 221, 1 3-view line drwgs); In the Footsteps of Daedalus: Early Greek Naval Aviation by Andrew Thomas; Ten Out of Ten: The Life and Times of a Lockheed Electra by Craig P Justo (restored Lockheed 10); Balkan Birds: Thirty-Five Years of Bulgarian Aircraft Production Part One by Dénes Bernád (2 3-view line drwgs); Tac Recon Masters: The 66th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing in Europe Part One by Doug Gordon; Folland’s ‘Frightful’: The Fo 108 Engine Test-Bed by Daniel Ford; Trainers in Combat: Valour and Sacrifice in the Six Day War by Shlomo Aloni (Israeli Fouga Magisters in combat); From Britain to Finland: Supplies for the Winter War 1939-1940 by Kari Stenman; Alan’s Colonial Warrior: A Broussard in the USA by Frank B Mormillo (restored MH.1521); Land of the Rising Sun: British Commonwealth Air Occupation Force, Japan 1945-1948 by Tom Spencer; Tri-Motor Bushman: Australia’s DHA Drover by Joop Gerritsma (3-view line drwg); Turbojets for Stalin: Some Facts Behind the Sale of British Jet Engines to Russia by Tony Buttler; Round-Out (readers letters: Fairey FD.2 long range tank, more on Roberta Cowell, RCAF P-51s memories, Airspeed and General Aircraft Fleet Shadower photos, USAF RF-80 colour drawings) [80 pages]
95 September/October 2001
Tac Recon Masters: The 66th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing in Europe Part Two by Doug Gordon; ‘Unknown’ Piper: Reviving the PT-1 by Gilles Auliard (restored Piper PT-1); Five to Nine: Evolving the Spitfire – A Detailed Examination of the Modifications (Mythical and Real) that Turned the Mk.V into the Mk.IX by Wotjek Matusiak (4 col profiles, 7 line drwgs, 4 col drwgs); Fokker’s ‘Paper’ Fighters: Inter-War Projects by F Gerdessen (17 3- and 5-view line drwgs); Magnificent Mustang: A Production History of the North American P-51 by Ken Wixey (6 3-view line drwgs); Spain’s Arrow HA-200 Saeta: The First Spanish Jet Aircraft by Gonzalo Avila Cruz; Argentina’s ‘Heavies’: Avro Lancaster, Lincoln and Lancastrian in Military Service Part One by Atilio Marino, Vladimiro Celleto and Javier Mosquera; The Long Fight for Naval ‘Wings’: The Story of Brazilian Naval Aviation by Claudio Lucchesi (5 col profiles); Round-Out (readers letters: Douglas A-3 Skywarrior Association, Fairey FD.2 canopy, Hispano Saeta in the USA, Folland Fo 108 engines & Airspeed Queen Wasp, DH.86B in Finland correction) [80 pages]
96 November/December 2001
Not So Ideal: The McDonnell XP-67 ‘Bat’ by Alain J Pelletier (3-view silhouette, 3-view col drwg); Balkan Birds: Thirty-Five Years of Bulgarian Aircraft Production Part Two by Dénes Bernád; The Test-Pilot’s Test Pilot: Dassault’s Jean-Marie Saget by Frédéric Lert; Hart of the Matter: Hawker’s Hart Family Part One: The Hart Bomber and The Army Co-Op Audax by Ken Wixey; Spain’s Arrow: HA-200 Saeta – Egypt’s First Jet by Gonzalo Avila Cruz (5 col profiles, 3 col unit badges, 3-view line drwg); Time Warp Machine: Larry Kelly’s Wonderful Bobcat by Gilles Auliard and John Baert (restored Cessna UC-78, 3-view silhouette); ‘Ertugrul’ The Blériot and ‘Osmanli’ The Deperdussin: Fledgling Turkish Military Aviation by David Nicolle (2 2-view col drwgs); Back to the Scene: Revisting São Tomé and its Memories by Micheal I Draper (Biafran airlift airport visit); Greek Interlude: Ferry Flight Tribulations by Shlomo Aloni (Israeli Spitfire ferry flight diverted to Greece); Air Force on the Edge: Belgian Military Aviation in 1940 by Dionisio Garcia; ‘Super Clipper’: Boeing’s Incredible Model 314 Flying Boat Part One by Ed Davies (1 map, 3-view line drwg); Round-Out (readers letters: more on the HA-200 Saeta, restored Canadian Lockheed 10, NZNAC use of Lockheed 10, Folland Fo 108 memories, Fairey Battle Napier Sabre testbed photo, Fokker Southern Cross enigma) [80 pages]
97 January/February 2002
‘Super Clipper’: Boeing’s Incredible Model 314 Flying Boat Part Two by Ed Davies; Training for War and Peace: The Life and Times of Arthur Micheal George Cosgrave by Jim Grant (RFC/RAF WW1 bomber pilot); Flying ‘The Route’: The Alaska-Siberian Ferry Route by Dave Stern (WW2 deliveries to Russia); Light and Lively: The Exceptional Pobjoy Engines by Shirley Ann Manser; Pobjoy-Powered: A Portfolio of Aircraft Types Powered by Pobjoy Engines (photo feature); Argentina’s ‘Heavies’: Avro Lancaster, Lincoln and Lancastrian in Military Service Part Two by Atilio Marino, Vladimiro Celleto and Javier Mosquera; Arabian Texans: T-6, Harvards etc with Middle East Air Arms by David Nicolle (5 col profiles, 1 2-view col drwg, 3-view line drwg); Hart of the Matter: Hawker’s Hart Family Part Two: Demon, Hart Special, Trainer, Osprey, Hardy by Ken Wixey (1 3-view line drwg); Falling Comet: Yokosuka’s Suisei Dive-Bomber by Mark Huggins (3-view line drwg); Arrow Ascendant: Profiling a 1929 Arrow Sport by Geoff Jones; Dutch Mariners: PBMs in Service with the Netherlands Navy by Richard A Hoffmann (3-view line drwg); Round-Out (readers letters: loss of Spartan Mosquito in Argentina, Hart engine test bed, NZNAC ‘Lockheed 10’ was a DH.86, RNZAF DH.86 photo, proposed Meteor & Vampire exports to USSR Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, Comper Swift wreck photo) [80 pages]
98 March/April 2002
Swing-Wing Predator: The Last of SAC’s FB-111s by Warren R Thompson (3-view line drwg); ‘Streaks Over Belgium: Republic F-84F Thunderstreak in Belgian Service by André Van Haute; White Rose Avros: Aircraft Production at Yeadon by Gerald W Myers; An Unhappy Time… Republic P-47D Thunderbolts in Italian Service by Nicola Malizia (3-view line drwg); Out of the Water: The Short L.17, a ‘Dried-Out’ Flying-Boat by Daniel Ford; Homage to the Beaufighter: A Portfolio of Images of the Magnificent Bristol Twin (3-view line drwg); A Tracker Before Its Time? Grumman’s Heavyweight XTB2F-1 by Alain J Pelletier (4-view line drwg); ‘Wimpey’ Moments: Postwar Memories of RAF Thorney Island by T R Hiett; Hart of the Matter Part Three: Hawker’s Hind, Hartbees and Hector by Kem Wixey (2-view col drwg, 3 col profiles); Flying Battleship: Walter H Barling and the Whittemann-Lewis NBL-1 by Francis J Allen (Barling Bomber); Round-Out (readers letters: Fates of the PanAm Boeing 314s, Damascus museum changes, Comper Swift wreck details, NZNAC arcraft named Karimako, Fairey Fox Firefly and Fantome); A German Finch: Aspects of the Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz by Geoff Jones (3-view silhouette) [80 pages]
99 May/June 2002
Reap the Whirlwind: Britain’s Pioneer Cannon Fighter by Tony Buttler (Westland Whirlwind, 3 3-view line drwgs, 4-view col drwg); Reno for Gearheads: Tweaking Fighters for Racing by Graham White (6 diagrams of Merlin engine features); Royal Assignment: Early DH Comet 1 Operations by Ken Slade (3-view line drwg); Flying ‘Eye’: Lockheed’s RF-80A Shooting Star by Doug Gordon (USAF use); That Wretched Canal: Raiding the Mitteland-Ems Canal by Ray Leach; Polished Perfection: Spartan’s 7-W Executive by Geoff Jones (restored survivor); A Moment in Time: An Operator’s View of the Legacy of the Sud Fennec by Martin J Willing; Ultimate Trojan: North American’s YAT-28E Project by Jess Tate (3-view line drwg); Automotive Aircraft: The UK Motor Industry and Aircraft Production by David Smith; A Dying Breed: Japanese Conventional Bomber Operations 1944-45 by Mark Huggins (3 3-view line drwgs); Round-Out (readers letters: Belgian air force in 1940, FB-111A association, another Chinese Comper Swift, Spartan Mosquito crash photos, Iranian Eagles update); Full Circle: A Tale of Two Piper Cubs by Ken Wakefield (two L-4s restored in the UK) [80 pages]
100 July/August 2002
Brothers-in-Arms: A B-17 Flying Fortress Crew in New Guinea Part One by Robert M Stitt and Janice L Olson (2 maps); From Bombay to Bombardier: Aircraft Production at Sydenham Part One by Guy Warner (Shorts in Belfast, 2 3-view line drwgs); Gifted Fighter: The Argentine Navy’s Singular SE.5A by Ricardo Martin Lezon and Robert M Stitt; Peashooter Colour File (Boeing P-26, 4 col profiles, 3-view line drwg); Upwardly Mobile: Ryan’s X-13 Vertijet by Francis Allen (3-view line drwg, 2 diagrams); Bermudian ‘Boats: Snapshots of the RAF Flying-Boat Era in Bermuda by Colin A Pomeroy; Breaking the Mould: Westland’s Westminster heavy-lifter by Daniel Ford (3-view silhouette); There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills… or is There? The Mitchell Expedition of 1932 by Robert S Grant (Alaska-Canada mining expedition, 1 map); ‘Floggers’ in Action: Early MiG-23s in Operational Service by Tom Cooper (4 col profiles, 3-view line drwg, 2 variants side view line drwgs); Bomber Strands: Boulton Paul’s Last Bomber Projects by Alex Brew (2 3-view line drwgs, 3 line drwgs); BP’s Bombers: A Portfolio of Boulton Paul Bomber Types (photo feature); Round-Out (readers letters: Editorial, Lockheed AT-18 Hudson to Lodestar conversion seen in Argentina, Chinese Comper Swift); $50 a Minute! San Diego’s Thirsty MiG-21 by Frank B Mormillo (civil MiG-21US flying in USA, side view line drwg) [80 pages]
101 September/October 2002
‘Unknown’ North Americans: North American Fighter and Trainer Projects by Jared Zichek (2 3-view line drwgs, 2 2-view line drwgs) ; Bobby’s ‘Aunties’: Junkers Ju 52 Operations in New Guinea by Don Darbyshire; Sacrificed to the Gods of Progress: The First US Military Aviation Accident by Jim Grant; In The Line Of Fire: Development of Jet Radio-Controlled Drones in the USSR Part One by Yefim Gordon and Alan Dawes; From Bombay to Bombardier: Aircraft Production at Sydenham Part Two by Guy Warner (Shorts & Bombardier in Belfast, 5 3-view line drwgs); End of the Dinosaurs: Boeing’s B-9, Breaking the Bomber Mould by Alain J Pelletier (4-view line drwg); ‘Super Mirages’: France’s Quest for a Future Fighter by Tony Buttler (2 3-view line drwgs, 1 2-view col drwg, 1 col profile); Auspicious Auster: A Surviving Prototype Goes Back Into The Air by Craig P Justo (restored Auster III, 3-view line drwg); Brothers in Arms: A B-17 Flying Fortress Crew in New Guinea Part Two by Robert M Stitt and Janice L Olson; Round-Out (readers letters: Comet pilot name correction, YAT-28E photo, Boulton Paul P.8 Atlantic, Comper Swift myth, Boulton Paul work on Soviet hydraulics PCUs); Baltic Gladiators: Two Customers, Four Operators by Andrew Thomas; Alpine Trainer: Swiss Engineering Excellence – The Pilatus P-3 by Geoff Jones (3-view line drwg) [80 pages]
102 November/December 2002
Forgotten Enemy: Japan’s 64th Sentai At War 1941-45 by Mark Huggins (IJAAF Ki-43 unit, 6 col profiles, 7 variants side view line drwgs, 3-view line drwg); Sea-Skimming Predator: Convair’s Fabulous Sea Dart by Francis Allen (XF2Y, 3-view line drwg); From Trenches to Cockpit: The Diary of a World War One Aviator by Norman Lees; Second Generation: Yugoslavia’s Elegant SIM XIV Floatplanes by Vladimir Isaic (3-view line drwg); Hard Flying Argonauts: Memories of the Canadair C-4 in BOAC Service by Ken Slade (4-view line drwg); In The Line Of Fire: Development of Jet Radio-Controlled Drones in the USSR Part Two by Yefim Gordon and Alan Dawes; Swedish Interlude: The Tunisian Republican Air Force Flying School 1960-1964 by Jan Forsgren (SAAB Safir use); Philippine Prop Haven: Commandos and Convairs in Manila by Paul Howard; Chaumont Memories: The 48th FBW in France in the 1950s Part One by Doug Gordon; Pioneer Portfolio: Homage to Prestwick’s Sensationally STOL Bushplane by Bob Done (Scottish Aviation Pioneer, floatplane 3-view line drwg, 3 cabin layout line drwgs)); Daggers Drawn: Early Air Defence in Vietnam – Convair F-102s by Warren E Thompson (3-view line drwg); Boyhood to Knighthood: Memories of Sir Arthur Gouge, The Great Designer, From His Daughter by Margo Lodge (Shorts aircraft designer career); Singapore: A Pictorial Tribute to a Landmark Flying-Boat (photo feature); Round-Out (readers letters: Baltic Gladiators corrections, New Guinea Ju 52 wreck, Libyan MiG-23 crash in Italy, Ju 52 in New Guinea comments, Auster II comments, Brothers in Arms B-17 wreck photos, Boulton Paul P.8 Atlantic, Sacrificed to the Gods of Progress corrections); Hitch’s Warbird Skymaster: Genuine Vietnam ‘Vet’, Practical Fun Aircraft by Frank B Mormillo (restored Cessna O-2A, 3-view line drwg) [80 pages]
103 January/February 2003
Chaumont Memories: The 48th FBW in France in the 1950s Part Two by Doug Gordon; From The Attic: A Great War Portfolio ‘Rediscovered’ by Andy Thomas (photos at RAF Bickendorf 1919); The Bolas Touch: A British Designer and His US Aspirations by Ken Wixey (career of chief designer for Parnall, 3 3-view line drwgs); Duel at ‘Coffin Corner’: Liberators v Condors Over the Bay of Biscay by Juan Carlos Salgado; Improbable Moranes: Morane-Saulnier MS.1001 VTOL Projects by Alain J Pelletier (1950s projects, 11 artists impressions, 1 3-view silhouette); 75-Day Fighter: The Curtiss HA ‘Dunkirk’ Fighter by Colin A Owers (3-view line drwg); David’s Deltas: Israel’s Mirage, Nesher and Kfir Family Part One by Riccardo Niccoli (1 3-view line drwg, 3 side view line drwgs, 2 col profiles, 9 colour unit badges); Heraldic Devices: HP Herald Military and Jetliner Projects by Bob Dunn (1 side view line drwg, 1 2-view line drwg); Twenty-One Worldbeaters: Fokker’s S.14 Machtrainer by René L Uijthoven; A Rare Bird: A Gentleman’s Aeroplane – The Robinson Redwing by Jarrod Cotter; ‘Cold War’ Tac Recce: RAF Germany’s Reconnaissance 1945-1991 by Graham Pitchfork (1 col profile); Round-Out (readers letters: Brothers in Arms RAAF Beaufighter details, XF2Y at Silver Hill, Martinsyde in From Trenches to Cockpit identified, Spanish Comper Swift, A Dying Breed USS Canberra not HMAS, Mega Mirage 3-view line drwg query, Helio Courier presented to Tunisia photo & Bizerte crisis date correction); Expeditious Treasure: Roscoe’s Beech Expeditor (restored C-45) [80 pages]
104 March/April 2003
West African Swedes: Sierra Leone’s Government Flying School, 1973-1977 by Jan Forsgren; That ‘Ban’: The Outlawing of Monoplanes, 1912 by Paul R Hare (UK monoplane ban 1912); Fire in the Hills: Iraq and Iran in Conflict by Tom Cooper and Farzad Bishop (4 col profiles); Versatile Informer: The Henschel Hs 126 by Simon Gifford (3-view line drwg); South American Mariners: Martin PBMs in Argentina and Uruguay by Richard A Hoffman (1 col profile, 1 colour unit badge); Spurned Mariner – RAF PBMs (British aircraft photos); Lapland War: Finland and Germany at War 1944 by Kari Stenman; Tigers Over Moron: Hispano HA-220 Super Saeta by Gonzalo Avila Cruz (3-view line drwg, 3 col profiles, 3 colour unit badges); Big ‘Duece’: Sikorsky’s First Twin-Engined Helicopter – The Mojave by Gunter Winkle (CH-37, 3-view silhouette); Half-Way House: HP Heyford – A Monoplane in Spirit! by Bob Dunn (3-view line drwg); David’s Deltas: Israel’s Mirage, Nesher and Kfir Family Part Two by Riccardo Niccoli (1 3-view line drwg); Into The Jet Age: The Gloster Meteor in Argentina by Juan Carlos Cicalesi, Cesar Del Gaizo & Santiago Rivas; Round-Out (readers letters: Philippines Convair 240 photo & New Guinea memories, Redwing corrections, Ju 86 in Australia, From the Attic comments, Argonaut comments & photos); Maine Attraction: The Owls Head Transportation Museum by Gilles Auliard (airworthy WW1 & 1920s aircraft) [80 pages]
105 May/June 2003
The ‘Ace’ and the Air Base: Retrospective Recognition For ‘The Duke’ by Peter Celis (Belgian WW2 fighter ace Count Ivan Georges Du Monceau de Bergendal); First Freedoms: A Pictorial Tribute to the Ground-Breaking YF-5A by Daniel Ford (3-view line drwg); Skoshi Tiger: Test and Evaluation of the F-5 in Vietnam by Warren E Thompson (USAF combat evaluation, 3-view line drwg); Turbulent Origins: The First 30 Years of Aviation in Afghanistan by Lennart Andersson; Last of the Big Props: a Personal and Pictorial Tribute to BOAC’s Douglas DC-7s by Ken Slade; A Rotund New Yorker: Brewster’s Embattled Buffalo by Ken Wixey (F2A Buffalo, 3-view line drwg, 4 col profiles); Hawker Siddeley’s Crisp Carrier: Homage to the AW Argosy Part One by Martin Willing (3-view line drwg); The Long And The Short Of It: The Story of a Great British Airliner Prototype by Stephen Skinner (career of BAC One Eleven G-ASYD); Latin Mitchells: North American B-25s in South America Part One by Dan Hagedorn; UK Jet Pioneers: Development of First British Jet-Powered Aircraft Part One by Tony Buttler (3 3-view line drwgs, 1 side view line drwg, 1 diagram); David’s Deltas: Israel’s Mirage, Nesher and Kfir Family Part Three by Riccardo Niccoli (3 col profiles); Out-Moded Teacher: De Havilland’s Don Crew Trainer by Daniel Ford (3-view line drwg, 1 side view line drwg); Round-Out (readers letters: Farnborough Comet photo, Maurice Brett obituary, HA-220 Super Saeta correction, Hs 126 in Estonia); Up Close And Personal: Bluewater’s Warbird Air Expo by Frank B Mormillo (warbird show at Avi Suquilla, AZ) [80 pages]
106 July/August 2003
Before The B-2: Northrop’s Flying Wings, The XB-35 and XB-49 by Francis Allen (2 3-view line drwgs); A British ‘Pearl Harbor’: Royal Navy Plans to Hit the German Fleet in Harbour by David Hobbs (planned attack for late 1918); Seattle Showcase: Boeing Airliners at the Museum of Flight by Ken Ellis (museum visit); DH.4 Portfolio (5 col profiles); Cierva’s Rotating Wings: Juan de la Cierva and the Autogiro by T R Hiett; Honouring a Pioneer: Madrid’s Tribute to Cierva by Nigel Price (Cuatro Vientos reproduction C.30); Latin Mitchells: North American B-25s in South America Part Two by Dan Hagedorn; Wings of the Rising Sun: Organisation and Structure of the Japanese Army and Navy Air Forces 1941-1945 by Mark Huggins (2 col profiles); The Best Fighter The Navy Never Had: Boulton Paul’s ‘Sea Defiant’ by Alec Brew (unbuilt projects P.85 P.94 and P.103, 5 3-view line drwgs); Son of a Beech: Antipodean Tri-Gear Twin-Beech by Paul Howard (story of Beech 18 VH-PDI); Hawker Siddeley’s Crisp Carrier: Homage to the AW Argosy Part Two by Martin Willing (1 side view line drwg); Round-Out (readers letters: YF-5A at Museum of Flight photo, Brothers in Arms comments, Afghan Hind photos, Farnborough Comet answer & photos, SAFE Air Argosy photo, DH Don wreck photo, Brewster Buffalos for Belgium, Rhodesian Argonaut & DC-7 photos); UK Jet Pioneers: Development of First British Jet-Powered Aircraft Part Two by Tony Buttler (2 3-view line drwgs, 1 2-view line drwg, 2 sketches); Widgeon On The Wing: Australia’s Airworthy Westland Lightplane by Craig P Justo (restored airworthy Westland Widgeon) [80 pages]
107 September/October 2003
Sabres With ‘Eyes’: The Career of the RF-86 Sabre by Doug Gordon (USAF use); Through the Master’s Lens: The Photography of Russell Adams by Tony Buttler (Gloster company photographer); Golden Heritage: Israeli Aircraft Industries at 50 by Shlomo Aloni; Tundra Retriever: Alaska’s Top Aircraft Salvager by Dave Stern; Latin Mitchells: North American B-25s in South America Part Three by Dan Hagedorn (3 col profiles, 2 colour unit badges); Hawker Siddeley’s Crisp Carrier: Homage to the AW Argosy Part Three by Martin Willing; Back to the Biplane: The ‘Slip-Wing’ and the Hurricane by Ken Ellis (inc. Hillson Bi-Mono, 3-view line drwg)); V-Force Nuclear Arsenal: Weapons for the Valiant, Victor and Vulcan by Andy Leitch; Nocturnal and Nautical: Fairey Firefly Night-Fighters by Ian White; Indians Over Africa: Curtiss Mohawks in SAAF Service by Andrew Thomas; Anti-Submarine Insurance: The Portly Short SB.3 by Tony Buttler; Round-Out (readers letters: surviving Auster J/5 in Australia photo, Boulton Paul P.88 model photo, Cierva C.6 crash at Worthy Down photo, Cierva C.30 photos, unusual Defiant photo, Cierva C.30 at Le Bourget Museum & Argosy at Coventry); Great War Glory: Marlborough’s Incredible Recreations by Craig P Justo (photos from New Zealand Classic Fighters show, WWI reproductions) [80 pages]
108 November/December 2003
Reborn Kiwi P-51: A Former RNZAF Mustang Reunited With a Former Pilot by Jarrod Cotter (1 col profile); Lockheed’s Deadly Dragonfly: The Story of the AH-56A Cheyenne by Francis Allen; Proud Heritage: A Pictorial History of Boulton Paul by Alec Brew (4 3-view line drwgs, 1 col profile); Atom Bomber Base: Wendover Army Air Base, Utah by Lou Thole; Eyes of the Fleet: Seaplanes of the Argentine Navy Service Part One by Ricardo Martin Lezon and Robert M Stitt; Over the Poles: Early US Naval Polar Aviation by Giorgio Salerno; Latin Mitchells: North American B-25s in South America Part Four by Dan Hagedorn; All the President’s Planes: The USAF Museum’s Presidential Collection by Nigel Price (preserved Air Force One aircraft); Round-Out (readers letters: Boulton Paul projects comments, Cierva comments); Fighter Finale: Dutch Navy Hawker Sea Hawks by Andrew Thomas (MLD use, 3-view line drwg); Fairchild Delight: John Thompson’s Immaculate Model 22C by Geoffrey P Jones (restored airworthy survivor) [80 pages]
109 January/February 2004
Timeless Transport: Australia’s Resurrected DH.84 Dragon by Craig P Justo (3-view line drwg); Dragon Portfolio (DH.84 photo feature); Down Range: Losses Over the Wash in the 1960s and 1970s by Alastair Goodrum (Lincolnshire-East Anglia military accidents); Lost Battles: The Carnage of May 10 to May 16, 1940 by Simon Gifford (Fairey Battle in Battle of France); Short-Lived ‘Duck’: Israel’s One-Off Miles Aerovan by Amos Dor (2 col profiles); Birth of a Modern Force: North American F-86F Sabres in Spain by Gonzalo Avila Cruz (8 col profiles, 9 colour unit badges); Eyes of the Fleet: Seaplanes of the Argentine Navy Service Part Two by Ricardo Martin Lezon and Robert M Stitt; She Was Great!: Homage to the Vickers Varsity by Mike Holmes; Hunters Over Tokyo: The JNAF’s Air Defence of Japan 1944-1945 by Mark Huggins; The Roundels File – RAF Camouflage and Markings: Bristol Bulldog by David Howley (6 col profiles & wing upper views); Round-Out (readers letters: Wendover AAB comment, RF-86 memories, Cuban B-25 photos); Retired Warriors: ‘Cold War’ Bomber Legacy by John K Healy (retired Russian bombers at Engels and Ryazan) [80 pages]
110 March/April 2004
Target – Saddam’s Reactor: Israeli and Iranian Operations Against Iraqi Plans to Develop Nuclear Weapons by Tom Cooper and Farzad Bishop (3 diagrams, 4 col profiles); Wellingtons to Valiants: A Navigator’s Life by Norman Lees; Softly, Softly: Swedish SIGINT Operations Against the USSR by Lennart Andersson (6 maps, 2 col profiles); Watcher in the Wings: Memories of Wars in the Pacific by Don Darbyshire (war relics in the Pacific); Assegai Hunters: Hawker Hunters in Rhodesian Service Part One by Andrew Thomas (6 col profiles); Forgotten Airlifter: The Short-Lived Douglas C-133 Cargomaster by Bill Norton (3-view line drwgs); First and Last ‘Strat’: Boeing’s Model 307 and its Survivors by Daniel Ford (2 col profiles); ‘Diamondbacks’ Over Europe: B-17s of the 99th Bomb Group Part One by Paul B Cora (4 colour unit badges); Sage-Like Thoughts: The Products of Frederick Sage & Co by Bob Uppendaun (3-view line drwg); Metal Marvels: Junkers W33S and W34S in the Canadian ‘Bush’ by Robert S Grant; Round-Out (readers letters: preserved Spanish F-86 photos, Presidential Beech VC-6 mystery, DH.84 Dragon in USA, more Cuban photos, Bolivian B-25 survivor); Buckeye Swansong: Phasing Out the North American T-2 by Frank B Mormillo [80 pages]
111 May/June 2004
Temora’s Dragonflies: A-37B Warbirds by Jarrod Cotter (airworthy A-37s in Australia); From ‘Tweet’ to Predator: A Pictorial History of Cessna’s Amazing T/A-37 Family by Daniel Ford (photo feature, 3-view line drwg); Combat Veterans: Guatemala’s Cessna A-37s by Mario E Overall; The Roundels File – RAF Camouflage and Markings: Bristol Beaufighter by David Howley (6 col profiles); Ambitious ‘Eggbeater’: Kellett’s XR-8 – Far Ahead of Its Time by Francis Allen; Attacking the Bottom Line: Aviation Trader’s Accountant by Murdo McCloud; Hand-in-Hand: US Navy ‘Hunter-Killer’ Anti-Submarine Teams by Giorgio Salerno; French Pacific ‘Cats’: Flying-Boat Services 1946-1971 by Paul Howard (PBY Catalina use around French Polynesia); An Arado by Other Names: Ar 96 and Ar 396 Production in Czechoslovakia by Bohumir Kudlicka (Avia C-2); End of the Line: Last of the Fleet Air Arm Piston Night-Fighters by Ian White (DH Sea Hornet); Suez: The Other Side: The Egyptian Air Force in 1956 Campaign by David Nicolle; Diamondbacks Over Europe: B-17s of the 99th Bomb Group Part Two by Paul B Cora; Round-Out (readers letters: C-133 photos, Iranian F-4 Phantoms, military DH.84 Dragon photos, Douglas B-66 UK accidents, C-133 photo caption correction); Assegai Hunters: Hawker Hunters in Rhodesian Service Part Two by Andrew Thomas [80 pages]
112 July/August 2004
Ocean Hunter: Nimrod – Past, Present and Future by Francois Prins (6 col profiles, 3-view line drwg); Flying the Canopy: Air America’s Twin Beeches by Paul Howard (Beech 18 in south east asia); Made for Two: Spitfire Trainers by Daniel Ford; Marshall Plan: Pictorial History of Marshall of Cambridge by Stephen Skinner; Wings Over the Desert: Aviation on the Arabian Peninsula Part One: Saudi Arabia by Lennart Andersson (1 map); Swedish Connection: The UK Falcon Major’s Time in Scandinavia by ? (Miles M.3A Falcon G-AEEG career, 1 col profile); Suez: The Other Side: The Egyptian Air Force in 1956 Campaign Part Two by David Nicolle; First to Fly?: Preston Watson – Fact and Myth by Grant Newman (UK aviation pioneer, 3 diagrams); Vietnam Tac-Recce: From a Single RT-33 to Long-Nosed Phantoms Part One by Doug Gordon (USAF recce operations); Round-Out (readers letters: Junkers in Canada comments, C-133 memories, Kellett comments, Beaufighter col profile caption correction, Swedish SIGINT C-47 recovered); Making a Splash: A Portfolio of New Zealand’s Catalina by Craig P Justo (airworthy warbird) [80 pages]
113 September/October 2004
Blackbird Test-Pilot: Talking to Robert J Gilliland by Warren E Thompson (SR-71 test pilot); Singular Survivor: ‘Zoom’ Summerson, Fairey Battle Gunner by Peter Gosling; UK Roundels File: Camouflage and Markings: Hawker Nimrod by David Howley (6 col profiles, 3 wing colour top views); Transatlantic Corporate: The Piaggio-Douglas PD.808 by Riccardo Niccoli (3-view line drwg); ‘Tiger Lily’s’ War: Kawasaki’s Ki-48 in Combat by Mark Huggins (3-view silhouette); Suez: The Other Side: The Egyptian Air Force 1956 Campaign Part Three by David Nicolle; How We Go To War: RAF Close Air Support: A Harrier Perspective by Gerry Pye; East Indies Pioneers: The KNILM Story – 1928-1947 by Bart Van Der Klaauw (Netherlands NEI airline); Vietnam Tac-Recce: From an RT-33 to Phantoms Part Two by Doug Gordon (USAF recce operations, 11 unit patches in colour)); Wings Over the Desert: Aviation on the Arabian Peninsula Part Two: Saudi Arabia & Yemen by Lennart Andersson (1 map); Round-Out (readers letters: Aviation Traders Accountant comments, Kaman HUK-1 Huskie & K-MAX photos, two-seat Spitfire G-AIDN memories, Toul air base name correction, C-133 comments, Sea Hornet comments, Two-seat Spitfires additional info); Kansan ‘Ghosts’: Gate Guardian Heritage by Ed Davies (gate guardians near Wichita) [80 pages]
114 November/December 2004
Clockwork Crossing: A New ‘Connie’ For Europe’s Show Circuit by Roger Soupart (Breitling Super Constellation flight to Switzerland); English Electric’s Light Touch: The Wren Ultra-Lights by Bob Dunn; How We Go To War: RAF Close Air Support: A Harrier Perspective Part Two by Gerry Pye (2 col profiles, 1 2-view col drwg); UK Roundels File: Camouflage and Markings: Hawker Typhoon by David Howley (6 col profiles, 4 colour split-plan views); Technical Glimpse: An Elusive Israeli Collection by Shlomo Aloni (Haifa IDF/AF Technical School aircraft); Iberian Phantoms: ‘Flying Wardrobes’ in Spanish Air Force Service by Gonzalo Avila Cruz (7 col profiles, 6 colour unit badges); The Little Museum That Could: Western Museum of Flight’s Air Faire by Frank B Mormillo (warbird show visit); Combat Lancer: The F-111’s Combat Debut by Warren E Thompson; Suez: The Other Side: The Egyptian Air Force 1956 Campaign Part Four by David Nicolle; Spitfires With Sea-Boots: The Floatplane Interlude by Daniel Ford (Spitfire on floats, 3-view line drwg); Droning Over The ‘Med’: Pilotless Aircraft of 728B Squadron by Geoffrey Bussy (Firefly Meteor Canberra targets, 4 col profiles); Round-Out (readers letters: Marshalls & Concorde droop nose correction, Ki-48 correction, KNILM DC-3 survivor); A Rapide Reborn: The Life and Times of G-AGJG by David Miller (DH.89 restoration) [80 pages]
115 January/February 2005
Caught in the Middle: Air Combat Between Israel and the RAF by Bruce Williamson (January 1949 Spitfires vs Tempests, 2 maps); Lightning Lustre (BAC Lightning photo feature, two 3-view line drwgs, 6 col profiles & 3 colour plan views, 3 variants side view line drwgs); Colourful Career: The Life and Times of a Lightning (history of XM172); Flying The Rustic Way: OV-10 Bronco Missions Over Cambodia by Richard H Wood (USAF use, 1 map); A Bomber From Switzerland: The Comte AC-3 That Almost Attacked Paraguay by Hans-Heiri Stapfer; Argentine Twins: IAe 24 Calquin and IAe 30 Namcu by Tony Buttler (2 3-view line drwgs); Tail of the Tiger: Japan’s ‘Shusui’ Interceptor by Akio Yamazaki (J8M rocket fighter); ‘Glacier Girl’: Lightning From the Ice to the Air by Frank B Mormillo (P-38 restoration); Tilt-Rotor Patriarch: Bell’s XV-3 Convertiplane by Bill Norton (1 4-view line drwg, two 3-view line drwgs, 3 diagrams); Into The ‘Turbine’ Era: Czech-Built Me 262s by Bohumir Kudlicka; An ‘Airbus’ Before Its Time?: Dassault’s Mercure Jetliner by Rene L Uijthoven (two 3-view line drwgs, 1 diagram); Round-Out (readers letters: F-111 Combat Lancer comments, Spanish F-4 Phantoms, Concorde droop nose, Harriers and close air support); Commando Story: The Life and Times of an Israeli C-46 by Avinoam Myasnikov and Amos Dor (1 col profile); Valencia’s Flying Heritage: Fundación Aeronáutica de la Comunidad Valenciana by Roberto Yáñes and Alex Rodríguez (Spanish airworthy warbirds collection) [80 pages]
116 March/April 2005
Ambush Over Korea: Meteors Versus MiGs by Dennis Newton (RAAF Meteor combat, 2 3-view line drwgs); Meteor in a ‘Halestorm’ (Temora Museum Meteor F.8); Swept-Wing Backbone: Mystere IVAs in Israeli Service by Shlomo Aloni (3-view line drwg); UK Roundels File: Camouflage and Markings: Gloster Gauntlet (3-view line drwg, 6 col profiles & wing plan colour views); COD and VOD Origins: The First 50 Years of US Navy Carrier Air Supply by Giorgio Salerno; Unsung Sentinels: RAF Coastal Command’s Flying Fortresses by Robert M Stitt (B-17 use); Bombed by ‘Blinders’: Tupolev Tu-22S in action – Part One by Tom Cooper, Farzad Bishop, Arthur Hubers (3-view line drwg); Rethinking ‘Sierra Sue’: From Homebuild Racer to Test-Bed by William J Norton (Northrop pusher-prop testbed); Around the World 80 Years Ago by Braxton ‘Brick’ Eisel (Douglas World Cruiser flight); Round-Out (readers letters: Vietnam Tac-Recce with prop-driven aircraft); An Albatros in Thunderbirds Country: In Search of George Whittell’s Legacy by Ed Davies (HU-16 restoration) [80 pages]
117 May/June 2005
‘S’ is for ‘Sparrow’: The F-104S in Italian Service by Riccardo Niccoli (1 3-view line drwg); Unsung Sentinels: RAF Coastal Command’s Flying Fortresses Part Two by Robert M Stitt (B-17 use); The Roundels File: RAF Camouflage and Markings: Boeing Fortress by David Howley (5 col profiles, 2 colour plan views); India’s Debut: HT-2 – India’s First Powered Aircraft by Kapil Bhargava; Pole Vaulters: Alaskan Weather Recce, Mapping and Navigation Flights by Dave Stern (USAF Air Weather Service B-29s); Bombed by ‘Blinders’: Tupolev Tu-22S in action – Part Two by Tom Cooper, Farzad Bishop, Arthur Hubers (5 col profiles); Lightweight Aggressors: The Midge and the Gnat Single-Seaters by Ben Blueberrie (photo feature, 1 3-view line drwg); Fokker Twilight by Alain J Pelletier (Fokker XB-8 & XO-27/YO-27, 6-view line drwg); Walter F Anderson – Canadian Hero: The RAF in South Russia 1919-1920 by M W Rogers (1 map); Round-Out (readers letters: Northrop aircraft at Western Museum of Flight, Mercure update, RAAF Meteor photos)); Their Loss, My Gain! Fairchild’s XNQ-1 – Twice Rejected for Service by Gilles Auliard (restored two-seat trainer) [80 pages]
118 July/August 2005
The Truth is Out There… SR-71 Serials and Designations by Peter W Merlin; The Hundred Hour War: Honduras Versus El Salvador by Mario E Overall (1969 Soccer War, 1 map, 5 col profiles); “God’s Gift to the Air Force”: Edwards Air Force Base 1933 to 1946 by Lou Thole; UK Roundels File: Camouflage and Markings: North American Sabre by David Howley (RAF Sabres, 5 col profiles, 1 3-view col drwg); Sabres Over ‘Oz’: CAC Sabre Portfolio (photo feature); Riders On The Storm: Shimbu-Tai – The ‘Forgotten’ Kamikaze by Mark Huggins (JAAF kamikazes); Alcock’s Album: Images from Sir John Alcock’s Collection by Collette Curry (photo feature); Unsung Sentinels: RAF Coastal Command’s Flying Fortresses Part Three by Robert M Stitt (B-17 use); Round-Out (readers letters: COD and VOD corrections, XNQ designation meaning correction, Spanish Phantoms, 47 Sqn & 266 Sqn RAF in Russia); Californian Sea Fury: Profiling Ellsworth Getchell’s Warbird by Frank B Mormillo [80 pages]
119 September/October 2005
AWACS Origins: Brassboard – Quest For The E-3 Radar by Ed Davies (2 diagrams); Farnborough Thought of it First! Royal Aircraft Factory Innovations by Paul R Hare; UK Roundels File: Camouflage and Markings: Westland Wapiti by David Howley (6 col profiles, 1 col underside view); Jack-of-all-Trades: Westland Wapitis in Australian Service by Colin A Owers; ‘Booms’ Over the ‘Bush’: De Havilland Vampires in Rhodesian Service by Andrew Thomas; SAAB’s First: The B17 Attack Bomber by Rene L Uijthoven (1 col profile, 1 3-view line drwg); Boeing’s Timeless Deterrent, Part One: B-52 Stratofortress – From Conception to Hanoi by David Willis; Round-Out (readers letters: CNAC DC-2 mystery solved, Percival project model photo, RAF Sabre photo comments, RAF Sabre corrections); ‘Memphis Belle III’: A Special B-52G by Warren E Thompson [80 pages]
120 November/December 2005
Steps to the ‘Big League: US VFX and FX Programmes by Tony Buttler (F-14 and F-15 project rivals, 4 3-view line drwgs); De Havilland’s Challenge: Flamingo Ii, Forgotten DC-3 Contender by Arthur W J G Ord-Hume; ‘Unknown’ Fairey Fighters: Little-Known Designs, 1947-1952 by Tony Buttler (4 3-view line drwgs, 1 col profile); Lost Opportunity: Military Versions of the BAe 146 by Stephen Skinner (1 3-view line drwg); Mercy Angels of Angkor: The Phnom Penh Airlift, 1973 to 1975 Part One by Paul Howard with Bob Hickox; Boeing’s Timeless Deterrent, Part Two: B-52 – The Permanent Spear Tip by David Willis (1/2 page variants line drwgs); ‘Pollies’ in Finland: Polikarpov Fighters in Action by Kari Stenman; Round-Out (readers letters: B-52 Memphis Belle III, Tu-22 corrections, Rhodesian Vampires tabular info, Alcock photo caption comment); The Roundels File: Camouflage and Markings – North American Mustang by David Howley (6 col profiles, 3 col plan views) [80 pages]
121 January/February 2006
California Solent: A Flying-Boat’s Story by Ed Davies (preserved Short Solent); Florida Cousin: N814ML – The Last ‘Flyer’ by ? (airworthy preserved Sunderland); A Troubled Birth: USAAF and USAF Air Rescue Service by Giorgio Salerno; The Roundels File: Camouflage and Markings: Handley Page Halifax by David Howley (two 3-view line drwgs, 3 side view line drwgs, 6 col profiles, 3 col plan view drwgs); Hurricane Swansong: The RAF’s Last Operational Hurricane Unit Part One by Simon Clifford (6 Sqn 1945-47); Military Auster A To Z: Unarmed and in the Frontline by David Willis; Upwardly Mobile: A VTOL Research Aircraft for the UK by Tony Buttler (Short SC.1 project rivals, 7 3-view line drwgs, 3 sectional line drwgs); Mercy Angels of Angkor: The Phnom Penh Airlift, 1973 to 1975 Part Two by Paul Howard with Bob Hickox; Oriental Gladiators: Combat Debut for the Gloster Biplane by Andrew Thomas (use in China); George’s ‘Canary’: Stewart Wells Owns a ‘Presidential’ N3N Biplane by Geoffrey P Jones (George Bush’s N3N now restored); Round-Out (readers letters: BAe 146 comments, Ethiopian SAAB B17 photos, JetStar prototype in background of SR-71 photo) [80 pages]
122 March/April 2006
Imperial Fireflies: The Long Life of Ethiopian Fairey Fireflies by Leif Hellstrom; A ‘Zero’ by Any Other Name: Combat Career of the A6M3 Model 22 and 32 by Mark Huggins; The Roundels File: Camouflage and Markings: Fairey III by David Howley (5 col profiles, 1 3-view col drwg); Alpine Antiques: ‘Triple A’, Custodians of Swiss Classics by Erich Gandet with Matthias Rey (Antique Airplane Association in Switzerland); Bombers as Postmen: Douglas Y1O-35 and Y1B-7 by Alain J Pelletier (1 col profiles, 4-view line drwg); Auster A to Z Part Two: Post-War Use and Experimentals by David Willis; Spain’s Big ‘Boats: Dornier Do 24 Flying-Boats in Spanish Service Part One by Gonzalo Avila Cruz and Patricio ‘Patio’ Hebrero (4 col profiles, 1 colour unit badge); Another Alcock Album: Images From Sir John Alcock’s Collection by Collette Curry; Hurricane Swansong: The RAF’s Last Operational Hurricane Unit Part Two by Simon Clifford (6 Sqn 1945-47); Round-Out (readers letters: VFX/FX NAR Model 335 wind tunnel model, NB-52 correction, Auster A to Z comment, Auster photos, USAF Air Rescue comments, Memphis Belle II was a F-105, Mercy Angels of Angkor companies list & DC-3 photo, Halifax col profile nose art correction, Australian civil Halifax photo, ‘Batting’ an Auster photo); Bulgarian Arado: Kroumovo’s Ar 196 – A Rare Survivor by Stefan Semerdjiev [80 pages]
123 May/June 2006
Spain’s Big ‘Boats: Dornier Do 24 Flying-Boats in Spanish Service Part Two by Gonzalo Avila Cruz and Patricio ‘Patio’ Hebrero (4 col profiles, 1 colour unit badge, two 3-view line drwgs); Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Allied Air Power and the Waddy Fara Slaughter by M W Rogers (RAF in Palestine 1918); Three? One? Two?: Vickers and Viastra by Arthur W J G Ord-Hulme (Vickers Viastra airliner); Loyal Supporting Act: Convairliners in Uniform by Bob Archer (military Convair C-131 use); The Roundels File: Camouflage and Markings: Harrier by David Howley (5 col profiles, 1 col 3-view drwg); Fairey’s Versatile Gannet Part One: Anti-Submarine Warfare Variants by David Willis (2 col profiles); Looking Good for Great Show (Farnborough air show preview); V for Variety – US Military V/STOL Designations Series Part One by David Willis (OV-1 to XV-9); Best Form of Defence? Attack! Part One by Shlomo Aloni (1967 Six Day War); Military Auster A to Z, Part Three: In Different Colours – Exports by David Willis; Second Generation AOP: Auster Type N and Heston JC-6 by David Willis; Round-Out (readers letters: Mercy Angels of Angkor memories, VFX/FX comments); Flying Start: Evans Head Celebrates it’s Heritage by Craig P Justo (Australian warbirds) [80 pages]
124 July/August 2006
‘Twins’ Over Alaska: F-82H Twin Mustang – Last Prop-Driven USAF Fighter by Warren E Thompson; Vertical Airlifter: Hawker Siddeley’s HS.681 by Micheal J Pryce (3 3-view line drwgs); The Roundels File: Camouflage and Markings: Vampire FB.5 by David Howley (RAF pictorial, 5 col profiles, 1 3-view col drwg); ‘Forgotten’ Flying Boat: Saro’s Unfortunate Lerwick by Geoffrey Bussy (3-view line drwg, variants side view line drwgs); Expandable Flying-Boat: Blackburn’s Amazing B-20 by Geoffrey Bussy (3-view line drwg); Failure at the Factory: A Trio of PB4Y-2 Privateer Wartime Incidents by Nicholas A Veronico; Surprise Squadron: Portugal’s ‘Windfall’ P-39 Airacobras by Braxton ‘Brick’ Eisel (impounded USAAF aircraft); Fairey’s Versatile Gannet Part Two: Early Warning and Exports by David Willis (2 col profiles, 1 3-view line drwg); V for Variety – US Military V/STOL Designations Series Part Two by David Willis (OV-10 to V-13, 2 3-view line drwgs, 3 variants side view line drwgs); A Quiet Airman: Tribute to a Boeing Test Pilot by Ed Davies (career of Robert M ‘Bob’ Robbins – B-47 test pilot); Best Form of Defence? Attack! Part Two by Shlomo Aloni (Hitting Abu Suier During The Six Day War); Round-Out (readers letters: Royal Tournament Harrier, Sunderland and Sandringham memories and photos, Fairey P24 engine in a Fairey Battle, MLD Firefly offer to Ethiopia, Convairliner photos); Iberian Classics: Madrid’s Fundación de Infante de Orleans by Fred Willemsen (Spanish warbird museum) [80 pages]
125 September/October 2006
V for Variety – US Military V/STOL Designations Series Part Three by David Willis (XV-14 to V-24, 4 3-view line drwgs); Sea Eagle Rising: Kawanishi’s ‘Kyofu’ and ‘Shiden’ Family by Mark Huggins (3 3-view line drwgs); Nordic Lance: SAAB’s Fantastic Lansen by Robin Lindholm and Sven Stridsberg (2 3-view line drwgs, 3 line drwgs); Folland’s Civil Side: Unbuilt Projects of the Post-War Period by Arthur W J G Ord-Hume (3 3-view line drwgs); Last Flight of ‘Zebra 442’: A US Navy Privateer Crew Battle Against the Pacific by Steve Grivno (1 map, 2 diagrams); Light Blue Fishes: Fairey Albacore in RAF and RCAF Service by Andrew Thomas (1 3-view line drwg); The Roundels File: Camouflage and Markings: Early Hurricanes by David Howley (4 col profiles, 2 3-view col drwgs); First Time Around: Hawker’s Frustrated Tornado by David Willis (5 variants side view line drwgs); Round-Out (readers letters: V-12 Pilatus Porter designations, Saro Lerwick photo, Swedish interest in Fairey Gannet); Taking A Hit: USAF Battle Damage Repair Airframes in the UK by Keith Wilson; Wings of Liberty: Lakenheath’s Memorial Park by Keith Wilson [80 pages]
126 November/December 2006
Extended Family: Boeing’s Stratotanker – Half Century of Service Part One by David Willis (KC-135); Adaptable Stalwart: A Development History of the Vickers Wellington by Francois Prins (3 3-view line drwgs); Battles for Power: Fairey Battle Engine Test-Beds by David Willis; UK Roundels File: Camouflage and Markings: Jet Provost by David Howley (5 col profiles, 1 3-view col drwg); She ‘Mayfly’… Then Again… : R1 – The Royal Navy’s First Aircraft Project by David Hobbs (1908 airship); South African Big Cats: Pumas in SAAF Service by Paul Dubois; Ponderous Patrician: Keystone’s Short-Lived Airliner by Edward M Young (Keystone Patrician); Round-Out (readers letters: Alaska F-82 & F-94 memories, Finnish interest in Lansen, US Army UV-20s in Berlin, MLD Firefly fate); Chino ‘Dogs: Affordable ‘Warbird’ Fun – And Prizes! by Frank B Mormillo (restored Cessna L-19/O-1 pair) [80 pages]
127 January/February 2007
Adaptable Stalwart: A Development History of the Vickers Wellington Part Two by Francois Prins (3 3-view line drwgs, 18 variants side view line drwgs); Bolt Upright: Convair’s and Lockheed’s VTOL Fighters by Francis J Allen (XFY-1 & XFV-1); The Last Hoorah!: Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force Spitfires by Andrew Thomas; The Roundels File: Camouflage and Markings: Flycatcher by David Howley (5 col profiles, 1 wing upper view, 1 col 3-view drwg); Extended Family: Boeing’s Stratotanker – Half Century of Service Part Two by David Willis (KC-135, family tree diagram)); Doubly Clandestine: Junkers ‘Off-Shore’ Production for the USSR by Lennart Andersson; Boeing’s Airline: The Life and Times of Boeing Air Transport Part One by Ed Davies; Golden Dorniers: Celebrating the Do 27’s 50th Anniversary by John Heard (Friedrichshafen fly-in) [80 pages]
128 March/April 2007
Fury Over Palestine: Egypt and the Palestine War, 1948-1949 Part One by David Nicolle (2 Fury prototype side view line drwgs); Ready for the Silent Assault: US Army Glider Pilot Training by Bill Norton; Iberian ‘T-Birds’: Lockheed T-33As in Spanish Service by Gonzalo Avila Cruz and Roberto Yàñez Cañamares; Extended Family: Boeing’s Stratotanker – Half Century of Service Part Three by David Willis (C-135 variants); UK Roundels File: Camouflage and Markings: Blenheim I by David Howley (6 col profiles, 1 plan & 1 underside col view, 3-view line drwg, 5 variants side view line drwgs); Swift Legacy: Globe Aircraft and its Legacy by Geoffrey P Jones; Boeing’s Airline: The Life and Times of Boeing Air Transport Part Two by Ed Davies (1 map); Round-Out (readers letters: V-23 Skytrader lives on, No.73 Sqn Hurricane col profile corrections, Sea Eagle Rising N1K1 corrections, Cunliffe-Owen Concordia photo); Consumptive Vengeance: Vultee A-35s in French Service by Alain J Pelletier [80 pages]
129 May/June 2007
Frustrated Firebrand: Blackburn’s Much-Rethought Torpedo Fighter by Geoffrey Bussy (4 col profiles, two 3-view line drwgs); UK Roundels File: Camouflage and Markings: Tornado GR.1/4 by David Howley (6 col profiles, 1 plan view & 1 underside col view); Swift Australians: Comper’s Superb Swift Sportster in Australia by Neil Follett (Comper Swift); Extended Family: Boeing’s Stratotanker – Half Century of Service Part Four by David Willis (NKC-135 testbeds, family tree diagram, 12 variants side view line drwgs); Round-Out (readers letters: Mayfly airship typographical error, civil water-ski Auster photo, Blackburn Firecrest photos, French KC-135 comments); Fury Over Palestine: Egypt and the Palestine War, 1948-1949 by David Nicolle (2 col profiles); Iberian ‘T-Bird’ Plumage by Gonzalo Avila Cruz and Roberto Yàñez Cañamares (Spanish T-33A colours, 10 col profiles, 5 colour unit badges); Ready for the Silent Assault: US Army Glider Pilot Training Part Two by Bill Norton; Wings and Rotors: California’s Latest Flying Museum by Frank B Mormillo (Wings and Rotors Air Museum) [80 pages]
130 July/August 2007
Last of the Best: USAFE’s 38th TRS 1952 to 1991 by Doug Gordon; UK Roundels File: Camouflage and Markings: Gladiator by David Howley (6 col profiles, 2 wing upper views, 3-view line drwg); Academic Airframes: Republic of Korea Air Force Academy by Andy Marden (preserved RoKAF aircraft); Extended Family: Boeing’s Stratotanker – Half Century of Service Part Five by David Willis (RC-135 versions, family tree diagram, 8 variants side view line drwgs); Cloak and Dagger: MI6 Covert Wartime Intelligence by Ron Clarke (receiving agents radio reports); Crusader Rivals: Design Competition Behind The Classic Naval Fighter by Tony Buttler (F-8 rival projects, 6 line drwgs); Fury Over Palestine: Egypt and the Palestine War, 1948-1949 Part Three by David Nicolle (1 col profile); Fledgling Eagles: Early Military Aviation in Southern Rhodesia by Andrew Thomas (SRAU/SRAF history); Model Performer: Dan Gryder’s Herpa DC-3A (Herpa-sponsored airworthy DC-3) [80 pages]
131 September/October 2007
Wait and See: The Origins of British Naval Aviation by David Hobbs (developments 1907-1912); Last of the Best: USAFE’s 38th TRS 1952 to 1991 Part Two by Doug Gordon (8 unit patches in colour); UK Roundels File: Camouflage and Markings: Swordfish by David Howley (6 col profiles); Butterfly From Essex: Sprite – A UK Post-War Might-Have-Been by Arthur W J G Ord-Hume (Essex Aero Sprite, 1 3-view line drwg); Catalogue of Failure: The Story of the Sponson Tribian by Arthur W J G Ord-Hume (designs of Joseph George Navarro, 2 3-view line drwgs, 1 3-view silhouette); Falcons on Every Front: Nakajima’s Ki-43-I Hayabusa in Combat by Mark Huggins; Hugo, Oz and the Five Giants: Boeing Stratocruisers in Israeli Service by Shlomo Aloni (Boeing 377 & C-97 use); Made in America: Thomas-Morse MB-3 and Boeing MB-3A by Alain J Pelletier (4-view line drwg); Extended Family: Boeing’s Stratotanker – Half Century of Service Part Six by David Willis (EC-135 versions, family tree diagram, 6 variants side view line drwgs); 60 Years of Beavering: Pictorial Tribute to DHC’s Famed Bushplane (DHC-2 Beaver photo feature); Still Beavering: Celebrating 60 Years of the DHC Beaver by Eric Dumigan (Downsview fly-in); Targeting Swedish Heritage: Preservation in the Arctic Circle by Lennart Berns (RFN Museum at Vidsel); The Last Issue [80 pages]

Air Display International – Contents Listing

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No.1 March-May 1987
Display Briefing – news and views of the air display scene by Peter R March; These Vintage Years – A look back over 30 years or so of vintage aircraft flying in the UK by David Ogilvy; Twin Boom Duo – A pilot’s view of the Vintage Aircraft Team’s Vampire and Venom by Rod Dean; Airshow US Style – Behind the scenes at a popular Californian airshow by Frank B Mormillo; Air Calendar 87 – A comprehensive listing of UK air events this year by Peter R March; Flying with the ‘Reds’ – A leading aerobatic pilot takes a back seat ride with the RAF’s Red Arrows by Vic Norman; Air Fair Silver Jubilee – A review of 25 years of the International Air Fair at Biggin Hill by Richard Lucraft; On Display 87 – The first part of a detailed survey of UK air museums and collections by Brian Strickland
No.2 June-August 1987
Display Briefing – news and views of the air display scene by Peter R March; The BBMF at 30 – a look back over 30 years of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight by Robert Rudhall; ‘Blue Angels’ in formation – the background to America’s premier aerobatic team by Frank B Mormillo; Flying Displays and Freedom? – the crisis facing airshow pilots and organisers by David Ogily; Replica Roundup – a survey of the rapidly growing number of replica aircraft to be seen at airshows by Geoffrey P Jones; North American Air Events 87 – a selection of US and Canadian airshows this year by Frank B Mormillo; On Display 87 – The second part of a detailed survey of UK air museums and collections by Brian Strickland; IAT 87 Preview – a look behind the scenes at plans for Europe’s biggest air show by Brian Philpott; Display Log – aircraft and hot air balloons participating in the first events in the UK calendar for 1987 by Daniel March
No.3 September-November 1987
Display Briefing – news and views of the air display scene by Peter R March; International Air Calendar 1987 – dates for the remaining air events in Europe and North America; Air Display Focus – reports from around the world: Mildenhall’s Air Fete ’87 by John Dunnell, SAAB 50 by Herman J Sixma, Kiwi Jubilee by Sqn Ldr Ian Pearson RAAF, Rallying to Jersey by Geoffrey P Jones; Thunderbirds are go! – the USAAF’s Fighting Falcon display team reviewed by Frank B Mormillo; Display Flying – how to set about giving an aerobatic display by David Ogily; Stamping Around – the famous Stampe biplane in Britain by Edwin Shackleton; On Display 87 – the third part of a detailed survey of UK air museums and collections by Brian Strickland; Display Log – aircraft participating in a selection of this year’s Spring air events; Biggin’s 25th – report on the 25th International Air Fair at Biggin Hill by Sharon J Clark
No.4 December 1987-February 1988
Display Briefing – news and views of the air display scene by Peter R March; Blenheim will fly again – an appeal to readers by Graham Warner; Bigger, Better and Wetter – IAT 87 – Impressions of IAT by a first-time visitor by Neil Bates; IAT Awards and Trophies – Who won what at IAT 87 by Peter R March; Display Log – a listing of the aircraft present at Fairford; Rallying and Racing – Stauning 1987, Schneider Trophy Air Race, PFA Cranfield, Moths at Woburn; Air Display Focus – Fighter Meet, Bristol’s Fiesta, Last Last Lightning Show, Swiss Spectacular, Warbirds at West Malling; On Display 87 – our survey of air museums and collections is continued by Brian Strickland; In Prospect 1988 – a look ahead to the 1988 airshow season by Peter R March; Sukhois Supreme – Aerobatics from the Masters by Tony Lloyd
No.5 March-May 1988
Display Briefing and Notams – news and views of the air display scene by Peter R March; Reflections on 87 – a personal look back at the good points and the not so good features of ten airshows in the UK last year by Mark Ashley; Fast Metal at Reno – a report on the US National Air Race Meeting at Reno 87 by Frank B Mormillo; Harvard Team – a feature to mark the 50th anniversary of this famous American trainer and the UK display team by Anthony Hutton; UK Air Calendar 1988 – World Airshows 88 – US Aerial Demonstration Teams 1988 – the first and most comprehensive guide to air events in Great Britain and around the world, together with the programme of shows to be given by the USAF, USN and US Army display teams; Shearwater Spectacular – a report on Canada’s big military airshow by David Oliver; Island Autumn – a picture of the busy aerial scene on the Channel Island of Guernsey last autumn by Geoffrey P Jones; Display Flying (part 2) – following a ‘novice’ display pilot through his first airshow appearance by David Ogily; On Display 88 – the final part of the review of UK aeronautical museums and collections by Brian Strickland
No.6 June-August 1988
Display Briefing – David Ogily reporting on the Historic Aircraft Association’s Safety Conference; Notams – pilots, places and planes in the news 1988 by Peter R March; Kittyhawk flying – Mark Hanna describes what it is like to fly the P-40 Kittyhawk at an airshow; Swedish Aerobats – Herman J Sixma looks at two very different aerobatic display teams in Sweden; UK Air Calendar 1988 and World Airshows 88 – updated for the second half of the 1988 airshow season; Display Profile – the Pilatus P-2 – Sue Bushell outlines the background of this ungainly airshow participant; Organising a display – David Ogily takes us behind the scenes in planning an airshow; London flying – Don Linn looks back at the 1987 airshow and previews this year’s major North American show; On Display 88 – Brian Strickland updates with the latest information from around the UK
No.7 September-November 1988
Display Briefing – piloting old aircraft and their replicas, a cautionary warning from the CAA; Notams – pilots, places and planes in the news by Peter R March; Farnborough Preview – A look at the line-up for Farnborough International 88; UK Air Calendar 1988 and World Airshows 88 – events planned for the last quarter of 1988; Show Scene 88 – a photo view of some of this season’s airshow highlights; Flying with the Reds – Adrian Balch takes a ‘dream flight’ with the RAF Red Arrows; The Big YAK – Richard Goode introduces us to the Vladivar Yak-50; Slices of Cake – Robert Rudhall reports on the filming of LWT’s forthcoming tv series; Planes of Fame – Frank B Mormillo presents a picture of California’s famous warbirds airshow at Chino; Air Fete 88 – John Dunnell gives the highlights of the UK’s major military show; Shuttleworth Jubilee – David Ogilvy recalls the story of the Shuttleworth Collection now in its 60th year; 40 Years at Farnborough … Part 1: 1948-1961 – Sue Bushell reviews the annual Farnborough airshows from 1948-1961
No.8 December 1988 – February 1989
Display Briefing – Association of Air Display Organisers & Participants by Stewart Luck; Notams – pilots, places and planes in the news by Peter R March; Display 89 – a preview of the 1989 airshow calendar; Show Scene 88 – a photo view of highlights from the latter half of 1988; European Trio – Swiss, West German and Belgian military shows by Andrew March; Weeks Air Museum – Peter R March visits the impressive collection in Florida; Mont-de-Marsan – Dave Marsh reports on this unique French AF Open Day; 40 Years at Farnborough … Part 2: 1962-1986 – Sue Bushell continues the review of the biennial airshows; … and so to 1988 – bringing the Farnborough story up to date; South African Wings and Wheels – Pat Collins attends the SAA Open Day; Britain’s Buchons – Robert Rudhall looks at the UK’s Hispano Me 109s’; Organising a display – David Ogilvy details final preparations before the airshow
No.9 March-May 1989
Display Briefing – The prospects for UK airshows in 1989; Notams – News of the airshow industry; World Airshows 1989 – first comprehensive list of airshows planned for this year; Tornado Display – Flt Lt Fred Grundy RAF Tornado F3 pilot describes his display; Combat Jets – Peter R March visits Jim Robinson’s Texas flying museum; Airshow Down Under – Paul Bowen reports on the Australian Bicentennial Airshow; Flying the Lizzie – Martin Holloway recalls his first flight in the Westland Lysander; London’s Phantoms – Don Linn attends the 30th F-4 anniversary at the London Airshow; The Same Old Routine – Vic Norman describes a ‘boring day’ last summer; South to Moulins – Geoffrey P Jones travels to the RSA Rally at its new venue; The Great Day – David Ogilvy continues the background to ‘Organising a Display’
No.10 June-August 1989
Display Briefing – The prospects for UK airshows in 1989; Notams – News of the airshow industry; Tora!Tora!Tora! – Edwin A Shackleton looks at the surviving Japanese replica aircraft; World Airshows 1989 – first comprehensive list of airshows planned for this year; Alpine Ballooning – Paul Gingell reports from Chateau d’Oex in the Swiss Alps; A Blenheim WILL fly again – Robert J Rudhall visits the British Aerial Museum at Duxford; 100 Days and Counting – Sue J Bushell Introduces International Air Tattoo 89; Top Jet Teams – Peter R March: Red Arrows, Thunderbirds, Blue Angels and Snowbirds calendars for 1989; The Big-Tailed Beast – Doris Richeson describes the restoration of the CAFs Helldiver; On Display Update – Brian Strickland provides news of the UK’s aviation museums and collections; On with the show – David Ogilvy concludes his account of ‘Organising a Display’
No.11 September-November 1989
Maitlands Magic – Biggin Hill; Memphis Belle film update; Surf n’Fun 89
No.12 December-February 1990
IAT’89; Famous Grouse 89; Canadian Warplane Heritage; RNZAF Orions; National Warplane Museum
No.13 March-May 1990
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No.14 June-August 1990
No information
No.15 September-November 1990
B of B Flypast; Farnbrough 90; Airshow Action
No.16 December 1990-February 1991
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No.17 March-May 1991
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No.18 June-July 1991
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No.19 August-September 1991
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No.20 October-November 1991
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No.21 December 1991-January 1992
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No.22 February-March 1992
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No.23 April-May 1992
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No.24 June-July 1992
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No.25 August-September 1992
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No.26 October-November 1992
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No.27 December 1992-January 1993
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No.28 February-March 1993
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No.29 April-May 1993
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No.30 June-July 1993
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No.31 August-September 1993
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No.32 October-November 1993
Buccaneers; Fairford; Patrouille ECCO
No.33 December 1993-January 1994
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No.34 ‘February-March 1994’
Evergreen Air Museum; Pitts Skylark
No.35 April-May 1994
No information
No.36 June-July 1994
B-29; Keith Sissons; Mig-15 Mighty Midget
No.37 August-September 1994
Harrier; Corsair; Bell 47; D-Day Remembered
No.38 October-November 1994
Blenheim Pilot John Webb; Farnborough; PBY-5A
No.39 December 1994-January 1995
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No.40 February-March 1995
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No.41 April-May 1995
Seeing Red – Hawker Hunters by Eric Haywood;
No.42 June-July 1995
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No.43 August-September 1995
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No.44 October-November 1995
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Aerospace Review (2) – Contents Listing

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Vol.1 No.1 January/February 1971
No information
Vol.1 No.2 March/April 1971
BEA Tridents; R.B.211 The Engine Which Killed Rolls-Royce; Airbus A300B; New Look BAC 1-11
Vol.1 No.3 May/June 1971
No information
Vol.1 No.4 July/August 1971
No information
Vol.1 No.5 September/October 1971
No information
Vol.1 No.6 November/December 1971
No information

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Aero Modeller – 1960s Contents Listing

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Vol.26 No.1 January 1960
Nieuport Scout scale plans
Vol.26 No.2 February 1960
No information
Vol.26 No.3 March 1960
No information
Vol.26 No.4 April 1960
Hawker Huricane Special incl. scale plans
Vol.26 No.5 May 1960
Piper Apache control line model; Wright Flyer – detailed drawings
Vol.26 No.6 June 1960
PZL P.11C scale plans
Vol.26 No.7 July 1960
“Mr. Smoothie”, a racing plane from 1938 by Pearson-Williams Airplane Co. (scale plans)
Vol.26 No.8 August 1960
Special International Issue: Famous Biplanes No.26 – The D.H.4 (1/48 scale plans); Douglas DC-3 Dakota
Vol.26 No.9 September 1960
Aircraft Described 103:Armstrong Witworth Argosy: 2 pages plans by DH Cooksey
Vol.26 No.10 October 1960
Northrop N-156F: Story and 3-Views; Hannover CL IIIa: story and 3-Views
Vol.26 No.11 November 1960
Curtiss JN-4D Jenny scale plans
Vol.26 No.12 December 1960
Silver Jubilee Number 1935-1960: Aircraft Described – Supermarine Spitfire Mks VIII, IX & XVI scale plans; Pfalz D.III
Vol.27 No.1 January 1961
Sopwith Triplane scale plans
Vol.27 No.2 February 1961
Gloster VI Schneider Trophy Floatplane for 1929 (scale plans); Jagdstaffel Markings of WW1
Vol.27 No.3 March 1961
DH.82 Tiger Moth scale plans
Vol.27 No.4 April 1961
Blackburn Airedale of 1926, 3-seat Fleet-Spotter (scale plan)
Vol.27 No.5 May 1961
Avro 748 scale plans
Vol.27 No.6 June 1961
Roscoe Turner’s “Pesco Special” scale plans
Vol.27 No.7 July 1961
Aircraft Described – Albatros D.II scale plans
Vol.27 No.8 August 1961
McDonnell F4H-1 Phantom II scale plans
Vol.27 No.9 September 1961
Harold Krier’s Great Lakes “Special” scale plans; RFC Squadron Markings
Vol.27 No.10 October 1961
Dornier Do 28 scale plan; WW1 Squadron Markings
Vol.27 No.11 November 1961
Royal Flying Corps Squadron Markings part 3: by Ken McDonough; Bucker Jungmeister F/F; Aeroplanes in Outline: Dassault Mirage IIIc by DH Cooksey (scale plans)
Vol.27 No.12 December 1961
Sopwith Tabloid F/F; Aircraft Described: Sopwith Tabloid by Ken McDonough (scale plans)
Vol.28 No.1 January 1962
No information
Vol.28 No.2 February 1962
Famous Biplanes 30 – Boeing-Stearman Kaydet (scale drwgs); RFC Squadron Markings part 5
Vol.28 No.3 March 1962
RFC Squadron Markings part 6; Aircraft Described #113: Sopwith 5.F.I Dolphin by PL Gray
Vol.28 No.4 April 1962
Gee Bee Z Sportster CL Profile racers C/L; RFC Squadron Markings part 7
Vol.28 No.5 May 1962
Aircraft Described #114: Curtiss Navy Racers CR1 2 & 3 by JH Robinson
Vol.28 No.6 June 1962
RFC Squadron Markings
Vol.28 No.7 July 1962
Aircraft Described #115 Etrich Taube by PL Gray ; RFC Squadron Markings pt 9 by K McDonough
Vol.28 No.8 August 1962
No information
Vol.28 No.9 September 1962
Cierva C.30 Autogyro scale plans
Vol.28 No.10 October 1962
Avro Vulcan B2 Bomber with Skybolt and Blue Steel (scale plans)
Vol.28 No.11 November 1962
No information
Vol.28 No.12 December 1962
Italian Schneider Trophy Racers – 3-views and sections of Macchi M-39, Savoia-Marchetti S65, Fiat Rosatelli C.29; 3-view, sections and detail – Focke Wulf Fw 190
Vol.29 No.1 January 1963
No information
Vol.29 No.2 February 1963
One-page scale plan and article on the Breguet XIX; Learned article with drawings on RFC Squadron Markings
Vol.29 No.3 March 1963
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Vol.29 No.4 April 1963
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Vol.29 No.5 May 1963
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Vol.29 No.6 June 1963
English Electric Lightning in Firebird Aerobatic Team Markings (drawings); Polikarpov I-16 scale plans
Vol.29 No.7 July 1963
review of all the Japanese Zero plastic kit models that were available in 1963; Double-page scale plan and article on the Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero-sen
Vol.29 No.8 August 1963
Aermacchi-Lockheed LASA-60 scale plans
Vol.29 No.9 September 1963
Bf 108 Taifun plans
Vol.29 No.10 October 1963
RFC Squadron Markings; Famous Biplanes – Beech 17 scale plans
Vol.29 No.11 November 1963
Flying Boats; Beechcraft Dimensions; Aircraft Described – Folkerts Speed King-3 air racer
Vol.29 No.12 December 1963
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Vol.30 No.1 January 1964
Scale plan and article on the Chance Vought Corsair
Vol.30 No.2 February 1964
Extensive scale plans and article on the Saab 35 Draken. The plans are over four pages
Vol.30 No.3 March 1964
One-page scale plan and article on the WW1 Nieuport 28 C1
Vol.30 No.4 April 1964
Two-page scale plan, plus page of details, plus article, on the Douglas DWC “World Cruiser”.
Vol.30 No.5 May 1964
One-page scale plan and article on the Sopwith 1 and a 1/2 Strutter; Half-page layout drawing and article on the Douglas DWC World Cruiser; RNAS Squadron Markings
Vol.30 No.6 June 1964
Full-page scale plan and article on the WWI Armstrong Whitworth FK10 Quadruplane; RNAS Squadron Markings
Vol.30 No.7 July 1964
Double-page scale plan, page of details and article on the Lancaster Specials – Dambuster and Earthquake Bomb; RFC Squadron Markings
Vol.30 No.8 August 1964
One page scale plan and article on the 1930s French Air Racer Caudron C.460
Vol.30 No.9 September 1964
One-page colour scheme drawing for the Republic F-105B Thunderchief used by the USAF Aerobatic Team, “The Thunderbirds”; Two pages of scale drawings and article on the Douglas DC-3
Vol.30 No.10 October 1964
RFC Squadron Markings; One page scale plan and article on the Polish PZL 101 “Gawron”
Vol.30 No.11 November 1964
two-page scale plan and article on the English Electric/BAC Lightning F Mk. IA.
Vol.29 No.347* December 1964
Beagle-Miles B.218; Famous Biplanes – Boeing F4B and P-12 Variants (scale plans)
Vol.31 No.1 January 1965
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Vol.31 No.2 February 1965
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Vol.31 No.3 March 1965
‘Magnificent Men and Their Flying Machines’ movie; Currie Wot homebuilt scale plans
Vol.31 No.4 April 1965
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Vol.31 No.5 May 1965
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Vol.31 No.6 June 1965
Aircraft Described (142): Messerschmitt Bf 109E scale plans; Visit to Air Museum
Vol.30 No.354* July 1965
Those Magnificent Men; Air Museum – Fleet Air Arm; Aircraft Described;
Vol.31 No.8 August 1965
2-page scale plans plus article on the North American XB-70A Valkyrie; WW1 Jagdstaffel markings; full page colour plate for B-25 Mitchell markings
Vol.31 No.9 September 1965
Jagdstaffel markings
Vol.31 No.10 October 1965
full page colour plate showing Boeing 727 markings; Jagdstaffel markings; Scale plan and article on the de Havilland DH 34
Vol.31 No.11 November 1965
Jagdstafel markings; Bristol Scout Type scale plans
Vol.31 No.12 December 1965
Article on colouring and markings for scale model Thunderbolts; 2-page scale plan, page of details and article on the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
Vol.32 No.1 January 1966
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Vol.32 No.2 February 1966
Fairey Swordfish
Vol.32 No.3 March 1966
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Vol.32 No.4 April 1966
Monogram Mosquito kit review; Aircraft Described: PZL-104 Wilga C
Vol.32 No.5 May 1966
Aircraft Described: Macchi MB.326
Vol.32 No.6 June 1966
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Vol.32 No.7 July 1966
Aircraft Described: Hawker Typhoon (scale plans)
Vol.32 No.8 August 1966
Aircraft Described: D.H.2
Vol.32 No.9 September 1966
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Vol.32 No.10 October 1966
Aircraft Described: MiG-21
Vol.32 No.11 November 1966
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Vol.32 No.12 December 1966
Mosquito scale plans
Vol.33 No.1 January 1967
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Vol.33 No.2 February 1967
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Vol.33 No.3 March 1967
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Vol.33 No.4 April 1967
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Vol.33 No.5 May 1967
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Vol.33 No.6 June 1967
Boeing 727 scale plans
Vol.33 No.7 July 1967
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Vol.33 No.8 August 1967
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Vol.33 No.9 September 1967
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Vol.33 No.10 October 1967
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Vol.33 No.11 November 1967
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Vol.33 No.12 December 1967
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Vol.34 No.1 January 1968
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Vol.34 No.2 February 1968
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Vol.34 No.3 March 1968
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Vol.34 No.4 April 1968
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Vol.34 No.5 May 1968
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Vol.34 No.6 June 1968
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Vol.34 No.7 July 1968
Messerschmitt Bf 110G scale plans & interior details
Vol.34 No.8 August 1968
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Vol.34 No.9 September 1968
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Vol.34 No.10 October 1968
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Vol.34 No.11 November 1968
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Vol.34 No.12 December 1968
HP Halifax I/II scale plans by K.A. Merrick
Vol.35 No.1 January 1969
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Vol.35 No.2 February 1969
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Vol.35 No.3 March 1969
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Vol.35 No.4 April 1969
Isaacs Fury Mk.II; Thomas Morse S-4C Scout
Vol.35 No.5 May 1969
Martin Baker MB.5 scale plans
Vol.35 No.6 June 1969
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Vol.35 No.7 July 1969
Aircraft Described: Messerschmitt Me 262
Vol.35 No.8 August 1969
Aircraft Described: H.S. Harrier (GR.1/T.2 scale plans)
Vol.35 No.9 September 1969
Handley Page HP.115; Aircraft Described: Percival Mew Gull; Old Warden 1969
Vol.35 No.10 October 1969
Aircraft Described: Dornier Do 17
Vol.35 No.11 November 1969
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Vol.35 No.12 December 1969
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Vol.36 No.1 January 1970
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Vol.36 No.2 February 1970
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Vol.36 No.3 March 1970
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Vol.36 No.4 April 1970
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Vol.36 No.5 May 1970
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Vol.36 No.6 June 1970
Ilyushin Il-2
Vol.36 No.7 July 1970
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Vol.36 No.8 August 1970
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Vol.36 No.9 September 1970
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Vol.36 No.10 October 1970
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Vol.36 No.11 November 1970
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Vol.36 No.12 December 1970
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Vol.37 No.1 January 1971
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Vol.37 No.2 February 1971
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Vol.37 No.3 March 1971
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Vol.37 No.4 April 1971
Lavochkin La-5 & La-7 scale plans
Vol.37 No.5 May 1971
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Vol.37 No.6 June 1971
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Vol.37 No.7 July 1971
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Vol.37 No.8 August 1971
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Vol.37 No.9 September 1971
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Vol.37 No.10 October 1971
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Vol.37 No.11 November 1971
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Vol.37 No.12 December 1971
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Vol.38 No.10 October 1972
Aircraft Described: PZL P.23 Karas

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Aero Modeller – 1950s Contents Listing

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Vol.11 No.122 January 1946
Civil Aircraft – English Electric Co. Wren by E.J. Riding; Aeroplanes Described – Blackburn T.F.IV Firebrand. Ryan PT-25 RTP scale plans (rubber)
Vol.11 No.123 February 1946
Civil Aircraft – Chilton D.W.1 Monoplane by E.J. Riding; Aeroplanes Described – De Havilland D.H. 103 Hornet
Vol.11 No.124 March 1946
Civil Aircraft – De Havilland D.H. Leopard Moth by E.J. Riding; Aeroplanes Described – Fairey Flycatcher
Vol.11 No.125 April 1946
Civil Aircraft – Avro XIX Anson by E.J. Riding; Aeroplanes Described – De Havilland Vampire MkII
Vol.11 No.126 May 1946
Civil Aircraft – Percival Proctor V by E.J. Riding; Aeroplanes Described – Heinkel HE 162 Volksjager. Vickers Viking twin electric RTP scale plans (part 1)
Vol.11 No.127 June 1946
Civil Aircraft – De Havilland D.H. 82a Tiger Moth by E.J. Riding; Aeroplanes Described – Vickers Armstrong Spiteful XIV. Vickers Viking twin electric RTP scale plans (part 2)
Vol.11 No.128 July 1946
Civil Aircraft – Auster V J.1 by E.J. Riding; Aeroplanes Described – Fairey Spearfish. ABC Robin rubber scale plans (36½”). Dornier D-1
Vol.11 No.129 August 1946
Civil Aircraft – Miles Messenger M.36/48 by E.J. Riding; Aeroplanes Described – Hawker Sea Fury X. Miles Messenger M.48 rubber scale plans (36″)
Vol.11 No.130 September 1946
No information
Vol.11 No.131 October 1946
Civil Aircraft – Miles M.65 Gemini by E.J. Riding; Aeroplanes Described – Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star
Vol.11 No.132 November 1946
Civil Aircraft – De Havilland D.H.94 Moth Minor by E.J. Riding; Aeroplanes Described – Ryan FR-2 Fireball. Hamilcar glider scale plans (47-3/4 “)
Vol.12 No.133 December 1946
Civil Aircraft – Tipsy B by E.J. Riding; Aeroplanes Described – Bristol Brigand. Scale plan update, D.H. 82a Tiger Moth (no plan)
Vol.12 No.134 January 1947
[mislabelled as Vol.13] Civil Aircraft – De Havilland D.H.87B Hornet Moth by E.J. Riding; Aeroplanes Described – Short Sturgeon 1
Vol.12 No.135 February 1947
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Vol.12 No.136 March/April 1947
Civil Aircraft – Vickers Viking 1B by E.J. Riding; Aeroplanes Described – Republic P-84 Thunderjet. Arnhem Glider scale plan (30″)
Vol.12 No.137 May 1947
Civil Aircraft – Hawker Cygnet by E.J. Riding; Aeroplanes Described – De Havilland D.H. 103 Dove. N.A. Navion rubber scale plane (33 ½ “)
Vol.12 No.137 June 1947
[mis-numbered as No.137 – see May 1947] Civil Aircraft – Airspeed A.S.65 Consul by E.J. Riding; Aeroplanes Described – Bell 47B helicopter.
Vol.12 No.138 July 1947
No information
Vol.12 No.139 August 1947
Civil Aircraft – De Havilland D.H.89A Dragon Rapide by E.J. Riding; D.H.100 jet scale plan (39″)
Vol.12 No.140 September 1947
No scale aircraft in this issue.
Vol.12 No.141 October 1947
Aeroplanes Described – Fairey Firefly trainer; Fairchild W41a Argus rubber scale plan (36″)
Vol.12 No.142 November 1947
Aeroplanes Described No.1 – Percival Prentice by E.J. Riding; D.H. Mosquito scale rubber twin (no plan)
Vol.12 No.143 December 1947
No information
Vol.13 No.144 January 1948
Aeroplanes Described – Westland Wyvern T.F. Mk.1 by E.J. Riding
Vol.13 No.145 February 1948
Aeroplanes Described – Short S.25 Sandringham Mk.V by E.J. Riding
Vol.13 No.146 March 1948
Aeroplanes Described – B.A.T. FK23 Bantam by E.J. Riding; Nieuport 17C power scale plan for Mills 1.3 ccm (41 ½ “)
Vol.13 No.147 April 1948
Aeroplanes Described – Fairchild 24W-41A Argus by E.J. Riding
Vol.13 No.148 May 1948
Aeroplanes Described – De Havilland D.H.C.1. Chipmunk by E.J. Riding; De Havilland D.H.C.1. Chipmunk power scale plan for Mills 1.3 ccm (51″)
Vol.13 No.149 June 1948
Aeroplanes Described – Saunders Roe S.R. A/1 by E.J. Riding
Vol.13 No.150 July 1948
Aeroplanes Described – Chrislea C.H.3 Super Ace by E.J. Riding
Vol.13 No.151 August 1948
Hawker Tomtit scale plans
Vol.13 No.152 September 1948
Aeroplanes Described – Airspeed Ambassador by E.J. Riding; Fokker DVII scale rubber plan (21″)
Vol.13 No.153 October 1948
Aeroplanes Described – Miles M14A Hawk Trainer by E.J. Riding
Vol.13 No.154 November 1948
Aeroplanes Described – Fairchild Newbury Eon by E.J. Riding
Vol.14 No.155 December 1948
Aeroplanes Described – Sopwith Pup by E.J. Riding; Sopwith Pup power scale plan for Frog 100; Fokker Triplane control line scale plan for 0.019 – 0.19 cuin (23 ½ “)
Vol.14 No.156 January 1949
Aeroplanes Described – Avro Athena by E.J. Riding
Vol.14 No.157 February 1949
Aeroplanes Described – Douglas C47 Dakota MkIII by E.J. Riding
Vol.14 No.158 March 1949
Aeroplanes Described – Tipsy Junior by E.J. Riding; Hawker Typhoon 1B scale construction notes – no plans (41″)
Vol.14 No.159 April 1949
Aeroplanes Described – Blackburn YA/1 by E.J. Riding
Vol.14 No.160 May 1949
Aeroplanes Described – Republic Seabee by E.J. Riding; Republic Seabee scale plan for 1-1 ½ ccm (53 ½”)
Vol.14 No.161 June 1949
Aeroplanes Described – Westland Sikorsy S-51 by E.J. Riding; Tipsy Junior control line scale plan for 1-2 ccm (28″)
Vol.14 No.162 July 1949
Aeroplanes Described – Miles M28 by E.J. Riding
Vol.14 No.163 August 1949
Aeroplanes Described – Boulton Paul Balliol T Mk2 by E.J. Riding; Chrislea Super Ace scale plan for 0.7 -1 ccm (54″)
Vol.14 No.164 September 1949
Aeroplanes Described – Percival P.50 Prince by E.J. Riding
Vol.14 No.165 October 1949
Aeroplanes Described – De Havilland D.H.C-2 Beaver by E.J. Riding
Vol.14 No.166 November 1949
Aeroplanes Described – Miles Hawk Speed-Six by E.J. Riding; Chilton D.W.1 scale plan for 0.7 -1 ccm (36″); hawker Tempest II control line scale plan for 2 – 3 ½ ccm (31″)
Vol.14 No.167 December 1949
Aeroplanes Described – Vickers Armstrong Supermarine 510 by E.J. Riding; Avro 504K scale plans for 0.5 – 0.75 ccm (36″)
Vol.15 No.1 January 1950
Aeroplanes Described – The Klemm L25 1A Monoplane
Vol.15 No.2 February 1950
No information
Vol.15 No.3 March 1950
No information
Vol.15 No.4 April 1950
SPAD S-7C1 Scout 38″ F/F; Aeroplanes Described – Auster J5b Autocar
Vol.15 No.5 May 1950
No information
Vol.15 No.6 June 1950
No information
Vol.15 No.174 July 1950
No information
Vol.15 No.8 August 1950
No information
Vol.15 No.9 September 1950
No information
Vol.15 No.177 October 1950
Boeing XL-15 49″ span F/F; Dart Kitten drawn and described
Vol.15 No.11 November 1950
Miles M.20 drawn and described
Vol.15 No.12 December 1950
Fokker D.VII. 29″ span C/L; A.N.E.C. Missel Thrush drawn and described
Vol.17 No.1 January 1951
Gloster Gamecock 36″ span F/F; De Havilland TK 4
Vol.17 No.2 February 1951
No information
Vol.17 No.3 March 1951
R.E.8. 43″ span F/F; De Havilland D.H.115 Vampire drawn and described
Vol.17 No.4 April 1951
Prestwick Pioneer 52″ span F/F; Prestwick Pioneer drawn and described
Vol.17 No.5 May 1951
De Havilland D.H.88 Comet Drawn and Described
Vol.17 No.6 June 1951
Gloster Gamecock drawn and described
Vol.17 No.7 July 1951
Miles Hawk Speed Six 52″ span C/L;
Vol.17 No.8 August 1951
Sopwith Camel 42″ span F/F; Gloster Meteor 8 Drawn and Described
Vol.17 No.9 September 1951
Fokker FVIIb 3M ‘Southern Cross’ 40″ span F/F; Fokker F.VIIa drawn and described (scale plans)
Vol.17 No.10 October 1951
S.E.5a 17″ span F/F
Vol.17 No.11 November 1951
Fokker Triplane F/F ; Percival P.56 Provost drawn and described
Vol.17 No.12 December 1951
1912 Blackburn Monoplane drawn and described
Vol.18 No.1 January 1952
Hawker Hart 28″ span C/L; S.E.5a 17″ span F/F
Vol.18 No.2 February 1952
North American F-86 Sabre drawn and described
Vol.18 No.3 March 1952
English Electric Wren 62″ span F/F; Short S.A.6 Sealand drawn and described
Vol.18 No.4 April 1952
Avro Avian 36″ span F/F; Westland Wyvern drawn and described
Vol.18 No.5 May 1952
R.A.F. Training Gliders by J.C.Reussner ; Piper Pacer 15″ span F/F; MiG 15 solid model (full size plan)
; Armstrong Whitworth Siskin drawn and described
Vol.18 No.6 June 1952
Hawker Hind Trainer F/F; Aeroplanes in Outline – The Swift
Vol.18 No.7 July 1952
De Havilland D.H.108 Swallow 20″ span F/F; Auster B.4 Ambulance drawn and described
Vol.18 No.8 August 1952
Austin Whippet 32″ span F/F ; Hawker Hunter drawn and described
Vol.18 No.9 September 1952
Gloster IV drawn and described
Vol.18 No.10 October 1952
P.Z.L. P-24 Fighter 35″ span F/F
Vol.18 No.11 November 1952
KZ.III drawn and described
Vol.18 No.12 December 1952
F.E.8 scale plans; Aeroplanes in Outline – Gloster GA.5 Javelin
Vol.19 No.1 January 1953
Aircraft Described (53): Supermarine Sparrow scale plans
Vol.19 No.2 February 1953
Superb Non-Flying Scale D.H. Mosquito
Vol.19 No.3 March 1953
Luscombe 8A Sky Pal 63″ F/F; The Delta Wing by John Fozard ; Gloster Gladiator drawn and described; Hawker Hunter
Vol.19 No.4 April 1953
No scale aircraft
Vol.19 No.5 May 1953
No information
Vol.19 No.6 June 1953
Bristol Britannia 100 Prototype, scale plan and article
Vol.19 No.7 July 1953
Douglas O-46A 34″ F/F; Douglas A-26A Invader C/L; De Havilland D.H.75 Hawk Moth drawn and described
Vol.19 No.8 August 1953
SIPA 200 Mini Jet 24″ F/F; English Electric Canberra B.2 drawn and described
Vol.19 No.9 September 1953
Aeroplanes Described – Spitfire Vb & Vc
Vol.19 No.10 October 1953
No information
Vol.19 No.11 November 1953
No information
Vol.19 No.12 December 1953
No information
Vol.20 No.1 January 1954
Article and 2-page scale plan on the Avro Canada CF-100
Vol.20 No.2 February 1954
Scale plan and article on the Percival Mew Gull; One page scale plan and article on the Folland Midge Pocket Fighter; One page flying model plan and article on Miles M.35 Libellula, tail-less design
Vol.20 No.3 March 1954
Special Feature – Avro Vulcan
Vol.20 No.4 April 1954
No information
Vol.20 No.5 May 1954
No information
Vol.20 No.6 June 1954
Bristol 171 Sycamore scale plans
Vol.20 No.7 July 1954
No information
Vol.20 No.8 August 1954
Ryan PT-20 45″ span F/F; Aircraft Described – Chilton D.W.1a
Vol.20 No.9 September 1954
ABC Robin 36 1/2″ span F/F; Aeroplanes in Outline – Handley Page Victor; Aeroplanes in Outline – Supermarine 525
Vol.20 No.10 October 1954
DH.82 Tiger Moth 46″ span F/F; SAAB J 29 8.5″ span F/F; Aircraft Described – Hawker Hart
Vol.20 No.11 November 1954
Aeroplanes in Outline – De Havilland DH 110; Blackburn 1912 Monoplane 48″ span F/F
Vol.20 No.12 December 1954
D.H. Mosquito Mk.XVI 40″ span C/L; Aeroplanes in Outline – Vickers Viscount 700 Series; Cessna L19 Bird Dog F/F; Aircraft Described – Miles Sparrowjet
Vol.21 No.1 January 1955
Aeroplanes in Outline – North American F.100 Super Sabre
Vol.21 No.2 February 1955
Miles M.35 Libellula 20″ span F/F; Aeroplanes in Outline – Folland Midge ; Aircraft Described – Percival Mew Gull
Vol.21 No.3 March 1955
Auster A.O.P.9 36″ span F/F ; Aeroplanes in Outline – Vickers Valiant; Folland Midge 11″ span F/F
Vol.21 No.4 April 1955
Potez 75 F/F; Hawker Tempest 15″ span C/L; Sabre and MiG; Aeroplanes in Outline – MiG-15 scale plans; Aircraft Described – Dart Pup
Vol.21 No.5 May 1955
aircraft described: Boeing B-47 Statojet
Vol.21 No.6 June 1955
Boulton Paul; Supermarine S.6 Schneider Trophy Winner
Vol.21 No.7 July 1955
No information
Vol.21 No.8 August 1955
No information
Vol.21 No.9 September 1955
Percival Mew Gull; Aeroplanes in Outline – English Electric P.1; Tipsy Junior 18 1/2″ span F/F
Vol.21 No.10 October 1955
No information
Vol.21 No.11 November 1955
No information
Vol.21 No.12 December 1955
No information
Vol.22 No.1 January 1956
No information
Vol.22 No.2 February 1956
No information
Vol.22 No.3 March 1956
No information
Vol.22 No.4 April 1956
Sopwith Swallow; Famous Biplanes – Fairey Fantome; Aeroplanes in Outline – SAAB Lansen
Vol.22 No.5 May 1956
No information
Vol.22 No.6 June 1956
No information
Vol.22 No.7 July 1956
US Navy Markings by G.A.G. Cox
Vol.22 No.8 August 1956
No information
Vol.22 No.9 September 1956
No information
Vol.22 No.10 October 1956
Cierva Autogyro scale plans
Vol.22 No.11 November 1956
No information
Vol.22 No.12 December 1956
No information
Vol.23 No.1 January 1957
Gloster Javelin Mk.1 scale plans; Albatros D.V
Vol.23 No.2 February 1957
Famous Biplanes – Handley Page Heyford Bomber scale plans
Vol.23 No.3 March 1957
No information
Vol.23 No.4 April 1957
Grumman F9F-8 Cougar scale plans; Rickenbacker’s SPAD XIII (scale plans)
Vol.23 No.5 May 1957
No information
Vol.23 No.6 June 1957
Ryan NYP Monoplane Spirit of St.Louis 34″ span F/F scale plans; Aircraft Described – Spirit of St.Louis, Ryan NYP ; Famous Biplanes – Boulton Paul Overstrand scale plans
Vol.23 No.7 July 1957
The story of Billy Barker V.C. by Arch Whitehouse; Aircraft Described – Sopwith Snipe scale plans; Convair XFY
Vol.23 No.8 August 1957
Famous Biplanes – DH.89A Dragon Rapide scale plans; Fieseler Storch 46 1/2″” span F/F
Vol.23 No.9 September 1957
Lockheed Lightning 39″ span C/L; Fokker Pilot by Peter Gray (Ernst Udet’s experiences flying the Fokker D.VII); Aircraft Described – Fokker D VII (scale plans); Junkers Ju.87D 17″ span F/F scale plans; Aeroplanes in Outline – Junkers 87 Stuka
Vol.23 No.10 October 1957
Canada’s Ace of Two-Seaters by Peter Gray ; Famous Biplanes – Bristol F2b Fighter
Vol.23 No.11 November 1957
No information
Vol.23 No.12 December 1957
S.E.5a scale plan
Vol.24 No.1 January 1958
No information
Vol.24 No.2 February 1958
Curtiss P-6E Hawk colour scheme drawing
Vol.24 No.3 March 1958
Camel Cose Up by P.L.Gray; Aircraft Described: Sopwith F.1 Camel; Mannock`s markings; Aircraft in Service Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
Vol.24 No.4 April 1958
No information
Vol.24 No.5 May 1958
The Racing Comets; De Havilland Comet; Lozenge Camouflage; Aircraft in Service – English Electric Canberra B(I).8; Aircraft Described – Albatros D.III
Vol.24 No.6 June 1958
No information
Vol.24 No.7 July 1958
Avro Shackleton MR3 1/144 scale plans; US Navy Markings of the 1930s part 2
Vol.24 No.8 August 1958
de Havilland DH60 Moth (scale plans); Amy Johnson and her DH Moths
Vol.24 No.9 September 1958
No information
Vol.24 No.10 October 1958
Bu 133 Jungmeister scale plans
Vol.24 No.11 November 1958
Aircraft Described: Hanriot H.D.1; Willy Coppens Balloon Buster by Peter Gray; F.A.A. Markings
Vol.24 No.12 December 1958
Gloster Gladiator; Republic Thunderchief
Vol.25 No.1 January 1959
Fiat G.91
Vol.25 No.2 February 1959
RAF B.E.2E scale plans; FAA biplane markings
Vol.25 No.3 March 1959
North American F-100D Super Sabre scale plans
Vol.25 No.4 April 1959
No information
Vol.25 No.5 May 1959
No information
Vol.25 No.6 June 1959
Austro-Hungarian camouflage patterns in World War One; Vickers Vimy Transatlantic scale plans
Vol.25 No.7 July 1959
Chance Vought F8U-3 Crusader scale plans
Vol.25 No.8 August 1959
Boeing P-26A Peashooter scale plans
Vol.25 No.9 September 1959
Roland D.VIb World War One Fighter scale plans; Westland Lysander cockpit layout drawing; Saunders Roe SR.177 scale plans
Vol.25 No.10 October 1959
Supermarine Stranraer scale plans
Vol.25 No.11 November 1959
Art Chester’s “Jeep” 1935-1937 scale plans
Vol.25 No.12 December 1959
Avro Shackleton C/L

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21st Profile – Contents Listing

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Vol.1 No.1
De Havilland D.H.110 Sea Vixen (2 pages col drwgs, FAW.2 4-view line drwg); Sopwith’s Triplane Bomber – Sopwith Cobham (1 page col 3-view drwg); “A Beautiful Thing” – The Wellington History Part 1 (3 project 3-view line drwgs, prototype 2 page col 4-view drwg); Spitfire: The Elegant Killer – Spitfire Mk I (2 page col 4-view drwg)
Vol.1 No.2
Panavia Tornado by G E Shacklady (1 page col profiles); Wellington B.Mk.I by E M Morgan (3 3-view line drwgs, 1 page col profiles); de Havilland Mosquito B.Mk.IX to PR.Mk.34 by E Shacklady (1 page col 5-view drwg + col profile); Hurricane: A Wind of Change – Hawker Hurricane Mk.I by E M Morgan and E Shacklady (2 pages col drwgs)
Vol.1 No.3
The Thunder of Cannon: Hawker Hurricane Part 2 (3 fuselage section drwgs, 1 page col drwgs); Nuffield’s Spitfire: The Supermarine Spitfire Mark II; ‘Gustav’ The Messerschmitt Bf 109G (2 pages col drwgs); Special Duty Wellingtons, The Wellington Mark I Variants (4 3-view line drwgs, 6 fuselage section drwgs, 2 page col 4-view drwg)
Vol.1 No.4
Vanguard: Leader in the Air – Vickers Vanguard biplane transport by Eric Morgan (5 3-view line drwgs); Hawker Hurricane Mark IV/V by E Shacklady (3 3-view line drwgs, 1 fuselage section drwgs, 1 page col profiles); Superiority Spitfire: The Mark III (1 3-view line drwg); ‘Gustav’ Part 2 (1 page col profiles); Fw 190A Series: ‘The Butcher Bird’ (2 page col profiles)
Vol.1 No.5
A New Spitfire – Spitfire Mk.IV (2 3-view line drwgs); “Quite The Best Thing Ever” – Wellington Mk.II (7 3-view line drwgs, 1 page col drwgs); The Sopwith Snail (1 3-view line drwg); The Junkers Ju 88A Series (2 pages col profiles)
Vol.1 No.6
“An Ill Fated Bird”: The Avro Manchester (7 3-view line drwgs, catapult launch trolley drwg, flight refuelling tanker drwgs, 3 fuselage section drwgs); Specification B.12/36 (8 3-view line drwgs, 5 internal details drwgs); The Sopwith Rhino (2 3-view line drwgs); A Temporary Expedient: The Spitfire Mk.V Series (2 pages col drwgs, Mk.VA/B/C line drwgs)
Vol.1 No.7
The ‘Super’ Twin: Supermarine F.18/37 (7 3-view line drwgs, 4 detail line drwgs); Sopwith’s Limousine: The Gnu (2 3-view line drwgs); Pursuit Model -47: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt (2 pages col profile); The Snark Discovered – Sopwith Snark (1 3-view line drwg)
Vol.1 No.8
A New Concept of Flight: Gloster E.28/39 (1 4-view line drwg, 3 col profiles, 1 3-view line drwg, fuselage sectional drwg, half-plan sectional drwg); The Sopwith Snapper (1 3-view line drwg); Spitfire Mk.V Part 2 (1 3-view line drwg, 2 pages col profiles, bomb rack drwg, towed Spitfire drwg)
Vol.1 No.9
Rings & Things: Mine Sweeping Wellingtons (5 3-view line drwgs, Coil cross-section drwg); The Air Yacht: Luxury From Supermarine (5 3-view line drwgs, sectional drwg); The Thunderbolt Part 2 (2 pages col profiles)
Vol.1 No.10
Twins-Bristol Fashion: Buckingham & Buckmaster (fuselage section drwg, 2 internal drwgs); “The Logical Thing To Do”: Wellington Mk.III; Air Ministry Specification F.7/30 (2 pages col profiles, 4 5-view line drwgs, 1 3-view drwg)
Vol.1 No.11
A.W.41 Albemarle (3 3-view line drwgs, torpedo installation line drwg); The Sopwith (Atlantic) Transport (1 3-view line drwg); The Grumman F7F Tigercat (2 page col drwgs, 2-page cutaway drwg, 1 3-view line drwg, 2 4-view line drwgs, 7 side view line drwgs)
Vol.1 No.12
The Gloster F.9/37 (2 3-view line drwg, 1 page tone drwgs); High Altitude Wellington (4 3-view drwg, cabin line drwg); Grumman’s Hot Rod: The Grumman F8F Bearcat (1 5-view drwg, 1 cutaway drwg, 2 page col drwgs, 3 side view line drwgs); Air Controlled Interception – Wellington ‘AWACS’ trials (artists impression)
Vol.2 No.13
The High Flyers: Spitfire Mk.VI (cabin piping drwg, flying controls seals drwg, 3-view line drwg, wing construction drwg); The Avro Lancaster (2 3-view line drwgs, 1 4-view line drwg, 2 pages col drwgs, 2 side view line drwgs, 1 ‘Upkeep’ bomb installation drwg); Twins-Bristol Fashion Part Two by R.C.B. Ashworth
Vol.2 No.14
The F.9/40 Prototypes – Gloster Meteor prototypes (2 3-view line drwgs); Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV/V (5 3-view line drwgs); Westland P.9 Whirlwind (2 page col 4-view drwg, 6 GA line drwgs, 2 side view drwgs); The Blackburn Shark (5-view drwg)
Vol.2 No.15
The Grumman Twins – XF5F & XP-50 (4 3-view line drwgs); Junkers Ju 87 Stuka (2 pages col drwgs, 3 3-view line drwgs, 3 side view line drwgs); Merlin and the Mk.VI – Wellington Mk.VI (3 4-view line drwgs, 2-page cutaway drwg, pressure cabin drwg, side view line drwg)
Vol.2 No.16
Nothing new under the sun: Boulton Paul B.1/35 (3-view line drwg, bomb carriage drwg); Blow The Spitfire: Spitfire H.F. Mk.VII (cooling system, wing construction, de-hydrating system, fuel system, pressure bulkheads, fuselage construction line drwgs); Bristol Beaufighter – Hercules Engined variants (2 pages col drwgs, 4 3-view line drwgs); The Avro Arrow (1 3-view drwg); The Sopwith Wallaby (1 3-view line drwg)
Vol.2 No.17
Mitsubishi G4M Betty (3 4-view line drwgs, 3 side view line drwgs); The Hawker Typhoon (1 side view line drwg, 2 3-view line drwgs, 3 4-view line drwgs, 1 5-view line drwg); Junkers Ju 87D (3 3-view line drwgs, 2 pages col drwgs); Grumman Bearcat Part 2 (1 5-view line drwg)

21st Century Plastic Modeller – Contents Listing

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Vol.1 No.1 (1)* July/August 2000*
Building the Matchbox Vickers Wellesley; Airfix’s 1:72 Westland Whirlwind F.Mk 1; Revell’s F-100D 1:72 scale kit reviewed; Airfix’s Boeing B-17G in 1:72; U.S. Navy Aircraft Airfix Style – Devastator and Duck
Vol.1 No.2 (2) September/October 2000
No information
Vol.1 No.3 (3) November/December 2000
No information
Vol.1 No.4 (4) January-March 2001
No information
Vol.1 No.5 (5) May-June 2001
No information
Vol.1 No.6 (6) July-December 2001
No information
Vol.2 No.1 (7)* January-June 2002*
Hallamvac Twin Pioneer Kit Review; Airfix 1/72 DH Mosquito Kit Review; Douglas DC-2 Scale Drawings; Proton-K-L1 rocket 1/288 Russian Kit Review; Twin Pioneer Scale Drawings; Special Hobby 1/72 Lockheed Model 10 Electra; Hallamvac Auster AOP.9 1:72 Kit Review; Two Revell P-47 Kits Compared; Bellanca Scale Drawings; MPM’s 1/72 Kikka Kit Review; Readers Letters
Vol.2 No.2 (8) July-December 2002?
No information
Vol.2 No.3 (9) 2002
No information
Vol.2 No.4 (10) 2002
No information

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Scale Models – Contents Listing 1980-1989

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Scale Models Warplane Special (May 1982)
BE2/12 Series – described by R L Rimell (2 pages BE.2c scale drwgs + 1 page tone profiles); Fokker Dr.I Triplane – described by P S Leaman (1/2 page 1/72nd scale drwg + 2 page cutaway drwg + 1 page 1/48th scale drwg); Sopwith F1 Camel – by R L Rimell (1 page scale drwgs + 2 page cutaway drwg); Handley Page Heyford – described by B Robertson (1 page tone profiles + 2 page cutaway drwg); Fairey Fulmar – by I D Huntley and Brian Taylor (2 pages scale drwgs + 1 page tone profiles); Colour drwgs: Hawker Sea Fury (1 page), BE2c cutaway (1 page), Sopwith F1 Camel (1 page), Fokker Dr.I Triplane (1 page), Convair Privateer (1 page), Messerchmitt Bf 109G (1 page), Grumman Hellcat (1 page), Handley Page Victor (1 page); Yugoslavian Bf 109 Gustavs – by D Brasnovic; Grumman F6F Hellcat – by B Robertson (2 page scale drwgs); Convair Privateer – PB4Y-2 described by G Mangion (1 page scale drwgs); Hawker Sea Fury – by B Robertson (2 pages scale drwgs + 1 page cutaway + cockpit drwg); Handley Page Victor – by B Robertson (1 page scale drwgs); General Dynamics F-16 – described by T Lynch (2 page cutaway drwg + 2 pages tone drwgs + 1 page col photos)
 
Vol.11 No.124 January 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Albatros Two-seaters of World War I No.10 Albatros C.X (1 page scale drwgs); Entex Lusitania Part 4 – kit review by Ray Rimell (sketches); MiG-23S ‘Flogger’ – Hasegawa kit review by G M Walton & Mike Gould (2 pages scale drwgs); Scale Colour Supplement 1: Airbrushes and Spray Equipment – by Ian Peacock; The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 1: The B-24 Liberator: Background and internal detail – by Martin Streetly (1 cutaway diagram); Auto: Saudia Williams FW07 – by Roger Taylor (3 pages drwgs); Battle of Britain No.5 Gladiator II by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (no drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.11 No.125 February 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Inview – forthcoming kit releases; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Art on the Nose – handpainting aircraft nose art by Geoff Prentice; Model Transport News No.5 Winter 1980 – by Iain Hines; Battle of Britain No.6 Ju 87 Stuka by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (1 detail drwg, 1 page col drwgs); Aerocolour 4 (sic): MiG-23S (col photo); The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 2: The B-24 Liberator: External detail and finish – by Martin Streetly (7 tone profiles + sketches); Auto: Ferrari 312 T4 – by Roger Taylor (2 pages drwgs); Today’s Jet… Is Tomorrow’s Antique – researching F9F Panther colours by Bill Hannan; Warneford VC – Fleet Air Arm Remembers WW1 Air Hero; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.11 No.126 March 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; IPMS The 1979 National Championships; Battle of Britain No.7 Blenheim Mk.IV by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (3-view scale drwg, 1 page cutaway); Auto: The $200,000 Fire Engine – The World’s Oldest Motorised Fire-Fighter – by Steven Parker and David Gooley; Blenheim IV and Beaufighter IF col drwgs (2 pages); Red Arrows Hawk (tone 2-view drwg); Albatros Two-seaters of World War I No.11 Albatros C.XII (1 page scale drwgs); Auto: Ferrari GTO – by Etienne Becker (2 pages drwgs); The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 3: The B-17 Fortress: Background and internal detail – by Martin Streetly (internal details drwg); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.11 No.127 April 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Toy Fair News – Forthcoming kit releases; The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 4: The B-17 Fortress: External detail – by Martin Streetly (5 figures); Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; The Hawker Nimrod Part 1 by Harry Woodman (2 pages scale drwgs + cockpit details); Battle of Britain Luftwaffe Structure and Markings by Neil Robinson (15 tone profiles + markings details); Auto: The Lancia D50s – by Roger Taylor (2 pages drwgs); 49th Model Engineer Exhibition – model photos; Warpaint 8: Grumman Tracker – by Godfrey Mangion (1 page col drwgs); Model Transport News No.6 Spring 1980 – by Iain Hines; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.11 No.128 May 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; ‘Charcoal Lizard’ Thunderbolts – Visit to the 81st TFW by Nigel P Sharp (4-view tone drwg); Battle of Britain No.8 Bf 110C-4 by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (1 page col drwgs); Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Warpaint 9: SPADs on the Western Front – by Neil Robinson (9 tone profiles); Albatros Two-seaters of World War I No.12 Albatros C.XV (1 page scale drwgs); Marine: Hipper Class Cruisers – Kevin Holmes converts the Airfix 1:1200 Prinz Eugen (1 page drwgs & sketches); The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 5: The B-17 Fortress: External Finish – by Martin Streetly (6 tone drwgs); Auto: Parmalat Brabham BT48 – by Roger Taylor (2 pages drwgs); Model Transport News: Toy Fair News by Iain Hines, Space Vehicles by Mat Irvine; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.11 No.129 June 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Warpaint 10: SPADs on the Western Front Part 2 – by Neil Robinson (2 tone profiles); The Hawker Nimrod Part 2 by Harry Woodman (2 tone drwgs + detail drwgs); Defiant Data (3 pages scale drwgs, 1 page cutaway drwg); Battle of Britain No.9 Defiant Mk.I by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (3 tone profiles); Auto: 1938 Mercedes Benz W154 – by Roger Taylor (1 pages drwgs); Marine: Hipper Class Cruisers – Kevin Holmes converts the Airfix 1:1200 Prinz Eugen Part 2 (2 drwgs); Hasegawa’s 1/32nd F-5E – kit review by Geoff Prentice and Walt Camplin; The Buzz of Hornets – 1/32nd Hasegawa F/A-18 kit review by Joe Saki; The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 6: The Handley Page Halifax: Background – by Martin Streetly; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Aerocolour 6: F-18 Hornet (col photo)
Vol.11 No.130 July 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; The Buzz of Hornets – F/A-18 kits reviewed Part 2 by Joe Saki; Auto: Tamiya Alpine Renault – simple conversions by Steve Archibald (3 pages drwgs & sketches); Albatros Two-seaters of World War I No.13 Albatros J.I (1 page scale drwgs); Black Widow – P-61 described by Martin Streetly and Brian Taylor (2 page scale drwgs, 2 tone profiles); Battle of Britain No.10 Ju 88A-1 by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (no drwgs); Dennis F12 Fire Engine – Highway Models kit review by David Jane; The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 7: The Handley Page Halifax: Internal and External detail – by Martin Streetly (5 figures + internal details drwg); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Alpine Renault (col photos)
Vol.11 No.131 August 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Battle of Britain No.11 Hurricane Mk.I by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (no drwgs); The Safety Aspect – spray painting by Ian Peacock; Superscale Hurricane – 1/16th scale scratchbuilt model by Dave Williams; Hurricane Mk.I (2 pages col drwgs); Autocolour 1: Saudia Williams FW07 (col photo); Model Aircraft in Super Detail – super detailing guide by K P M Blosen; Anatomy of a Warplane Part 1: Hawker Hurricanes – by A L Bentley (2 page scale drwgs + cutaway drwg); Auto: Tamiya Alpine Renault Part 2 – simple conversions by Steve Archibald (2 pages drwgs & sketches); The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 8: The Handley Page Halifax: Colours and Markings – by Martin Streetly (6 tone profiles); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.11 No.132 September 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Battle of Britain No.12 Do 17Z by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (1 page cutaway, 1 page col drwgs); Albatros Two-seaters of World War I No.14 Albatros J.II (1 page scale drwgs); F-105G ‘Wild Weasel’ – Nova Models vac-form conversion by Geoff Prentice; Casting In Resin – techniques by Peter Cooke; Auto: A Better Kind of Beta – Lancia Beta Monte Carlo by Roger Taylor (1 pages drwgs); Anatomy of a Warplane Part 2: Hawker Hurricane – by A L Bentley (1 page scale drwgs); Aerocolour 7: HS Sea Harrier (col photo); Omega To Alpha – The Sea Harriers at RNAS Yeovilton; The Plastics Empires Strike back – latest sci-fi kit releases by Mat Irvine; Vacforms: ‘Tired Dude’ – Airmodel Sikorsky H-37 by Vic Carter; The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 9: The Short Stirling and Vickers Wellington: Background – by Martin Streetly (1 figure); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.11 No.133 October 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Pfalz D.III – ‘Warplanes’ vacform kit review; Hawker Fury Mk.I – Airfix kit reviewed; DH.82A Tiger Moth – Fred Turner superdetails the ‘Matchbox’ kit (detail sketches and photos, 1 page cutaway drwg); DH.89 Rapide – a survey of available and unavailable kits (1 page scale drwgs, 1 page detail photos); Handley Page Heyford – ‘Matchbox’ kit reviewed (cockpit internal details drwg); Rigging Biplanes; Model Transport News No.6 Summer 1980 – by Iain Hines; Anatomy of a Warplane Part 3: Hawker Hurricane – by A L Bentley (1 page scale drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Autocolour 2: Ligier JS11 (col photo)
Vol.11 No.134 November 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Heller’s Great Victory – Geoff Mills builds the Heller/Humbrol kit, Independent Assessment from J A Tilley; Henry Farré – War Artist – Harry Woodman appraises the man and his work (French WW1 aviation artist); Caudron C.450 – 1/32nd Williams’ Brothers kit reviewed (2 detail drwgs); Nieuport Classics: 1912 Nieuport Monoplane – by Ian R Stair (1 page scale drwgs); New To You? Special: Wither Nitto? – a vanishing range of airliner kits by Ian Peacock; Dassault’s Deadly F.1 – Mirage F.1 kits by David Jane and Jean Pierre Ldesprez; Ligier JS11/15 – by Roger Taylor (2 pages drwgs); Curtiss Hawk – in French service by David E Jane (1 page col drwgs); French Camouflage Colours – WW2 French Air Force colours and markings by Jean Pierre Ldesprez; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.11 No.135 December 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Ballerina – LDM’s 1/48th scale Cosmic Wind reviewed (detail photos); Tamiya’s Sand Scorcher – kit review; Monogram’s Handsome ‘Hun’ – F-100 kit review by Geoff Prentice; Aston Martin DBR1/300 – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Miles Falcon VI – described by Guy Thomas (1 page scale drwgs); Aerocolour 8: Mirage 2000 (col photo); The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 10: The Short Stirling: Internal and External Detail – by Martin Streetly (3 figures); AGM’s White Metal Seddon – kit review by Leo Markham; Photo Report: Finnish MiG-15UTI photos by V Timonen; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.12 No.136 January 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.1: RAAF Colours, World War Two – by Ian Huntley (Wirraway tone 3-view); Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Vacform Modelling: Contrails’s Douglas O-35 – reviewed by Vic Carter; Heller’s Big Ligier – Ligier JS11 kit review by John Dear; Showpiece Peacemaker – Monogram B-36 kit review by Alan Chetwynd; 50th Model Engineer Exhibition – stop press preview; Model Transport News No.7 Late Autumn by Iain Hines; A Brace of Helldivers – SBC kit reviews by Dennis C Teague (1 page scale drwgs + markings drwg); USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 7 – by Del Palmieri (1 page drwgs); The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 11: The Short Stirling: Colours and Markings – by Martin Streetly (1 page tone drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Christmas Crackers – Xmas wishes and gift ideas; Aerocolour 9: Grumman Hellcat (col photo)
Vol.12 No.137 February 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.2: Night Invisible Varnish, Orfordness – by Ian Huntley; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Nieuport Classics: Nieuport 10 – by Ian Stair (2 pages scale drwgs); USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 8 – by Del Palmieri (1 page drwgs); Wagtail A Rare Bird – Whit Vye scratchbuilds the Fa 330 autogiro; The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 12: Vickers Wellington: Internal and External detail, colours and markings – by Martin Streetly (1 page drwgs + 3 tone profiles); Firebirds of 56, RAF Phantoms Get a Facelift – RAF 56 Sqn photos; Classic Citroen – Heller 1/8th scale kit review by David Jane; Vacform Modelling: Vickers Variety in Vacform – Contrail Virginia/Valentia kit reviewed; Alfa Romeo Tipo 179 – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Warpaint 10: Fiat G.91 – described by Godfrey Mangion; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Fiat G.91 (1 page col drwgs)
Vol.12 No.138 March 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.3: World War I British National Insignia Colours – by Ian Huntley; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; German Fighters of WW1: Fokker D.VIII – by Ian Stair (2 pages scale drwgs); Fokker D.VIII – The Kits, kits review; Meet The Model Makers: The Aircraft models of Peter Cooke; Classic Citroen Part 2 – Heller 1/8th scale kit review by David Jane; USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 9 – by Del Palmieri (1 page drwgs); An Aircraft For Everyman – making the Heller Cessna 150 by J P L Desprez; Auto Union Rekordwagen – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Monogram’s Texan – 1/48th AT-6 reviewed by Micheal Burns; The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 13: The DH Mosquito: Background – by Martin Streetly (1 figure); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Vacform Modelling: CCF FBD-1 Gregor and Northrop N-3PB kit reviews; T-6 Texan, CV-6 Enterprise, French Cruiser Gloire (1 page col photos)
Vol.12 No.139 April 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.4: The Luftwaffe in the Western Desert – by Ian Huntley (2 tone profiles); Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 10 – by Del Palmieri (4 figures); Nieuport Classics: Nieuport 11 Bebe – by Ian Stair (2 pages scale drwgs); ME.Model Highlights – Model Engineer Exhibition photo report; Warpaint: T-33 – by Godfrey Mangion; The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 14: The DH Mosquito: Internal Detail – by Martin Streetly (2 pages drwgs); IPMS National Photo Report; Vacform Modelling: Wichita Bobcat – Formaplane Cessna Bobcat by Vic Carter; Brabham BT49 – by Roger Taylor (2 pages drwgs); Kit of the Month: Airfix Focke-Wulf Fw 190A – 1/24th scale kit reviewed by Arthur L Bentley (MG/FF cannon scale drwgs); Toy Fair News – new kit releases for 1981; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Lockheed T-33 Colours (1 page col drwgs)
Vol.12 No.140 May 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Colour Spot No.5: USN Blue Angels Colours – plus WW1 roundel feedback by Ian Huntley; Zakspeed Fords (col photos); Vulcans of 230 OCU; Toy Fair News – more new kit releases for 1981; ME.Model Highlights Part 2 – Model Engineer Exhibition photo report; Prizewinning Dantorp – winning model described by V P Cook; Kit of the Month: Airfix Focke-Wulf Fw 190A Part 2 – 1/24th scale kit reviewed by Arthur L Bentley (2 page cutaway drwg); USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 11 – by Del Palmieri (2 figures); German Fighters of WW1: Halberstadt CL.II – by Ian Stair (1 page scale drwgs); Vacform Modelling: Halberstadt CL.II – Formaplane kit built by Ray Rimell; 230 OCU Vulcans (col photos – oops!); Zakspeed Fords – by Steve Archibald and Ian Ambrose (2 pages drwgs); The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 15: The DH Mosquito: Electronics – by Martin Streetly (6 figures); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; M.E. Classics (1 page col photos)
Vol.12 No.141 June 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.6: German RLM Grau 02-WWII – by Ian Huntley; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 12 – by Del Palmieri; Meet The Modelmakers: Science Museum Maestros – by John Stroud; Nieuport Classics: Nieuport 12 – by Ian Stair (1 page scale drwgs); Convertible Lesney: Prince Henry Vauxhall – by Chris Butcher; Sturmbôcke – What Are They? – superdetailing the Airfix 1/72nd Fw 190 by Mike Blosen (7 figures + 2 tone drwgs); Vacform Modelling: Curtiss F6C-1 Hawk – Rareplanes kit built by Vic Carter (1 3-view drwg); Model Transport News – by Iain Hines; ERA Type B – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 17 (sic): The DH Mosquito: Internal and external detail – by Martin Streetly (3 pages figures); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Douglas B-26 Invader (1 page col drwgs)
Vol.12 No.142 July 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.7: FAA Late Pacific Colours – WWII – by Ian Huntley; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Kit of the Month: Heller’s Scania LB141 – reviewed by Ted Taylor (sketches); Meet The Modelmakers: Tony Woollett; Saudia Williams FW07 – Tamiya kit review by John Dear; Vacform Modelling: First of the Phantoms – Griffin Models FH-1 kit built by Vic Carter; German Fighters of WW1: Siemens Schuckert D./III/IV – by Harry Woodman (2 pages scale drwgs); Albatros D.XI – Veeday kit by Norman Whitcomb; Convertible Lesney: Crossley Charabanc – by Chris Butcher; The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 17 (again): DH Mosquito camouflage and markings – by Martin Streetly (3 pages tone drwgs); Porsche 936/78 – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 13 US Naval Aircraft Colours – by Del Palmieri (4 tone profiles); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.12 No.143 August 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Southern Expo’ – visit to IPMS Kent exhibition; Colour Spot No.8: Contemporary American Grays – by Ian Huntley; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Meet The Modelmakers: Behind the scenes – kit production by Ted Taylor; Vacform Modelling: Rareplanes KC-97 – by Geoff Prentice; 39 Squadron Canberras – visited by T M English; 7 Squadron Canberras – by Tim Laming, Modelling the Canberra TT.18; Nieuport Classics: Nieuport 17 – by Ian Stair (2 pages scale drwgs + 1 page tone profiles); Modelling the Nieuport 17 (1 page sketches); Toleman TG 280 – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 19 Addenda: Concluding the series – by Martin Streetly (4 tone profiles); SF Model Update – by Mat Irvine; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Canberra Colours (1 page col photos)
Vol.12 No.144 September 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.9: German RLM 72/73 Greens – WWII – by Ian Huntley + footnote to March 1981 article; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Meet The Modelmakers: Behind the scenes – box production by Ted Taylor; Convair GRB-36D – conversion by K E Duffey (trapeze sketches); SF Model Update concluded – by Mat Irvine; Tamiya’s Big Cat – 1/32nd F-14 review by Joe Saki (2 page cutaway drwg); Austro-Hungarian Air Aces No.1 Frank Linke-Crawford – by Dr Martin O’Connor; USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 14 – by Del Palmieri (2 tone profiles); F-86D Sabre – scratchbuilt 1/32nd model by Colin Bell (3 sketches); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Linke-Crawford’s Aircraft (1 page col profiles)
Vol.12 No.145 October 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.10: British Civil Colours WW2 – by Ian Huntley; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Vacform Modelling: Junkers D.I – by Ray Rimell (Junkers J.9 scale drwg); Tamiya’s Big Cat part 2 – 1/32nd F-14 review by Joe Saki (3 small figures); Meet The Modelmakers: Behind the scenes – box art illustrators by Ted Taylor; USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 15 – by Del Palmieri (1 tone drwg); ‘Matchbox’ Puma – super detailing by Ted Taylor (2 pages sketches); Ferrari 313T4 – Tamiya kit review by John Dear; Nieuport Classics: Nieuport 27 – by Ian Stair (1 page scale drwgs); Modelling the Nieuport 27 (sketches and scale drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; USN Camouflage of W.W.2 (1 page col photos)
Vol.12 No.146 November 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.11: High Altitude Colours 1942-47 – by Ian Huntley; Mini-Autos – model cars by Iain Hines; Meet The Modelmakers: Modelmaking As a Career – by Dennis Teague; Vacform Modelling: Vought F6U-1 Pirate – by Vic Carter; DH.108 Swallow – described by A L Bentley (2 pages scale drwgs); Austro-Hungarian Air Aces No.2 Julius Arigi – by Dr Martin O’Connor (1 page col profiles); Fabulous Foden – review of Wills Finecast’s white metal kit by David Jane; “The Third Hand” – modellers aid by Don Sneddon; Royal Navy Colours – WW2 warships by Mike Gould (8 diagrams); Pit Stop: Esci’s 1/24th scale BMW M1 Pro Car – by Steve Archibald (8 figures); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Aerocolour 10: Albatros D.Va (1 page col photo)
Vol.12 No.147 December 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.12: Early USAF Colour Schemes – by Ian Huntley; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Pit Stop: Making Your Own Transfers – by Steve Archibald (3 figures); Lightning Mk.II in 1/48th – scratchbuilt BAC Lightning by Micheal J Wood (sketches + 2-view drwg); Meet The Modelmakers: Gordon Stevens; Lola T600 GTR – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Nieuport Classics: Nieuport 28 – by Ian Stair (1 page scale drwgs); Modelling the Nieuport 28; Delahaye Fire Escape – Heller kit review by John Rixon; A Line of Lightnings – modelling each BAC Lightning variant by Geoff Prentice; Vacform Modelling: Consolidated P2Y-2 – Contrail kit review by Vic Carter; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Fiat G.50 Colours (1 page col profiles)
Vol.13 No.148 January 1982
This Month; Comment – editors column; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.13: German WW1 Printed Polygonal Fabric – by Ian Huntley; Metal Wheels – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Start Here – hints for modelling cockpit canopies and wheels by Geoff Prentice (1 page sketches); Austro-Hungarian Air Aces No.3 The Aces of Flik 3J – by Dr Martin O’Connor; Vacform Modelling: Pioneering Bell No.1 The XFM-1 – Rareplanes kit review by Vic Carter; Scaledown ’81 – report by John Reece; Pitts Profile: Pitts S-1S Special (1 page scale drwgs + lots of detail photos); Modelling G-BOOK – LDM’s Pitts S2A kit reviewed by Ray Rimell; Pit Stop: MWB M1 Alternatives – by Steve Archibald (1 page drwgs); Practical Flying Scale: Put A Spoke In It! – tips for flying scale models by David Boddington; Model Transport News – by Iain Hines; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Flik 3J Aces (1 page col profiles)
Vol.13 No.149 February 1982
This Month; Comment – editors column; Icarus – personal column; Publications – book reviews; Scalemail – readers letters; Start Here: Plastic Model Glossary Part 1 A-R by Dennis Teague; Metal Wheels – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Practical Flying Scale: More Spoked Wheels – tips for flying scale models by David Boddington; Pit Stop: Esci’s 1/24th scale Lancia Beta – by Steve Archibald (2 figures); Vacform Modelling: Projeckt Riesenflugzeug – Contrail Zeppelin Staaken R.VI kit review by Ray Rimell (2 pages drwgs); Bf 109Gs – Alternative ‘Gustavs’ – Bf 109Gs of air forces allied to the Luftwaffe by Martin Streetly (7 tone profiles); Super Jolly Green Giant – HH-53C photos by T M English; Renault RE30 – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Pioneering Bell No.2 P-39 Airacobra – Heller kit review by Vic Carter; White-Metal DAF Part 1 – K & B Models kit review by P R Bunce; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Super Jolly Green Giant (1 page col photos)
Vol.13 No.150 March 1982
This Month; Comment – editors column; Expansion at Morris & Ingram; Icarus – personal column; Publications – book reviews; Scalemail – readers letters; Colour Spot No.14: Fairchild Thunderbolt II Colours – A-10 markings by Ian Huntley (4-view tone drwg); Metal Wheels – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Austro-Hungarian Air Aces No.4 Roman Schmidt – by Dr Martin O’Connor (4 plan view tone drwgs); International Plastic Model Society National Championships; Vacform Vulcan – Nova Models kit reviewed by Mike Gould; Practical Flying Scale: Antique Aircraft Subjects – tips for flying scale models by Denis Fairlie (4 page drwgs); Start Here: Plastic Model Glossary Part 2 R-W by Dennis Teague; White-Metal DAF Part 2 – K & B Models kit review by P R Bunce; Tank Busting Midget – Panzerfaust equipped Bu 181 by Rick Chapman (sketches); 1953 1½ Litre Supercharged V16 BRM – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Vacform Modelling: Pioneering Bell No.3 P-59A Airacomet – Rareplanes kit review by Vic Carter; Pit Stop: The GS Tuning BMW M1s – by Steve Archibald (3 figures); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Roman Schmidt’s Aircraft (1 page col profiles)
Vol.13 No.151 April 1982
B-52D (1 page col photos); This Month; Comment – editors column; Icarus – personal column; Publications – book reviews; Scalemail – readers letters; Metal Wheels – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Stratofortress – B-52D visit; Bedford 50 Years 1931-1981 Golden Jubilee Rally – by David Jane; Projeckt Riesenflugzeug concluded – Contrail Zeppelin Staaken R.VI kit review by Ray Rimell (sketches); Pit Stop: Lancias In Detail – by Steve Archibald (photos); Practical Flying Scale: Antique Aircraft Subjects – tips for flying scale models by Denis Fairlie (4 page drwgs); Start Here: Hints and Tips – by P R Lofthouse and Stan Catchpol; USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 16 – by Del Palmieri (1 tone drwg); A Hunter In 1/48th – ID Models vacform kit reviewed by Colin Bell; Ferrari 126 C – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); ME. Model Highlights Part 1 – Model Engineer Exhibition report; Toy Fair News – new kit releases for 1982; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Bedford Rally (1 page col photos)
Vol.13 No.152 May 1982
B-52H (1 page col photos); This Month; Comment – editors column; Icarus – personal column; Publications – book reviews; Scalemail – readers letters; Colour Spot No.15: Some Colour Spot Confusions – by Ian Huntley; Metal Wheels – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Hasegawa’s 1/32nd Skyhawk – modelled by Geoff Prentice (cockpit layout & stencil markings drwgs); Start Here: Sprue Stretching – by Geoff Prentice; Stratofortress part 2 – B-52G/H visit; Starting From Scratch: An Alluring ‘Atlantic’ – scratchbuild Bugatti Atlantic by Gerald Wingrove; Starting From Scratch: Scratchbuilt ‘Stringbag’ – award winning Swordfish by Alan H Clark (sketches); Pit Stop: 1/24th Scale Model Survey Part 1 – by Steve Archibald; Austro-Hungarian Air Aces No.5 Josef Kiss – by Dr Martin O’Connor (4 plan view tone drwgs); USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 17 – by Del Palmieri (1 drwg); VEB/Plasticart finds a home – East European kits by Ian Peacock; ME. Model Highlights Part 2 – Model Engineer Exhibition report; Practical Flying Scale: Using Adhesives – tips for flying scale models by David Boddington (2 sketches); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Josef Kiss’s Aircraft (1 page col profiles)
Vol.13 No.153 June 1982
This Month; Comment – editors column; Icarus – personal column; Publications – book reviews; Scalemail – readers letters; Start Here: Dry brushing – by Geoff Prentice; Metal Wheels – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Teutonic Gladiators – Luftwaffe Gladiators by Karl Kössler; Pit Stop: 1/24th Scale Model Survey concluded – by Steve Archibald; Sea Venom – 1/32nd ‘Matchbox’ kit reviewed by Joe Saki (6 tone profiles); USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 18 – by Del Palmieri (2 tone drwgs); Nürnberg Toy Fair – new diecasts by Chrs and David Conway; Spad S.VII – by I R Stair (1 page scale drwgs); Lotus 88 – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Practical Flying Scale: Using Adhesives continued- tips for flying scale models by David Boddington (1 sketch); Keep On Trickin’: A Volvo Converted – Revell Volvo F12 conversion by Ted Taylor (sketches); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Aircraft of the Aces No.1 Georges Guynemer’s Spad VII (1 page col profile)
Vol.13 No.154 July 1982
This Month; Comment – editors column; Icarus – personal column; Publications – book reviews; Scalemail – readers letters; Colour Spot No.16: RAF Phantom Grey Scheme – by Ian Huntley; Metal Wheels – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Austro-Hungarian Air Aces No.6 Ludwig Hautzmayer – by Dr Martin O’Connor (4 plan view tone drwgs); Start Here: Hints and Tips – by R J Riches; Pit Stop: Renault RE 20 Turbo – Tamiya kit review by John Dear (3 figures); Sea Harrier Photofile; Dome Zero RL – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Vacform Modelling: Grumman FF-1 – Rareplanes kit reviewed by Vic Carter; SF/Space Model Update – latest releases by Mat Irvine; Bugatti Racing Aeroplane – by Noel Smith and Matt Hargreaves; Practical Flying Scale: Aluminium Pilot’s Seat – tips for flying scale models by Denis Fairlie (sketches); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Sea Harrier Photofile (1 page col photos); Ludwig Hautzmayer’s Aircraft (1 page col profiles)
Vol.13 No.155 August 1982
This Month; Comment – editors column; Icarus – personal column; Publications – book reviews; Scalemail – readers letters; Start Here: Metal panel tones – by Geoffrey Punter; Pit Stop: BMW M1 of Antar Road Maps – by Steve Archibald (3 figures); Albatros D.III (1 page scale drwgs); Aircraft of the Aces: No.2 Manfred von Richthofen – by Bruno Schmäling; Room for more with one-four-four – Revell 1/144th scale jet fighters by Joe Saki; Privateer In Detail – PB4Y-2 by Jerry Scutts (1 scale side view drwg + 3 nose tone drwgs); Producing a Vacform – explained by Joe Chubbock (9 figures); Vacform manufacturers – tabulation; So you want to build vacforms? – how-to by Geoff Prentice (5 figures); Handley Page Hastings – Formaplanes kit by Dave Williams (3 figures); A New To You? Special: ‘Matchbox’ Sea Harrier – reviewed by Joe Saki; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Sea Harrier Photofile (1 page col photos); Aircraft of the Aces: No.2 Manfred von Richthofen’s Albatros D.III (1 page col profile)
Vol.13 No.156 September 1982
Sea Harrier and Tornado Photofile (1 page col photos); This Month; Comment – editors column; Icarus – personal column; Publications – book reviews; Scalemail – readers letters; Metal Wheels – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Back To The Battleship: The US Navy Re-Commissions Her Historic Old Battlewagons – by Bruce Robertson; Austro-Hungarian Air Aces No.7 Aces of Flik 16 – by Dr Martin O’Connor (4 plan view tone drwgs); Pit Stop: Ford C100 and Porsche 956 Group C cars – by Steve Archibald; Start Here: More Hints and Tips; Panavia MRCA Tornado – by A H Haley (3 pages scale drwgs); Decor Detail: Super Jolly Green Giant (1 page tone drwgs); Meet The Modelmakers: Modelling Windmills – John Stroud meets George Coleman; Updating The Harrier – conversion to GR.3 by G M Waltons (2 pages scale drwgs); Scratchbuilding The Tornado – Tornado F.2 built by Peter March; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Aces of Flik 16 (1 page col profiles)
Vol.13 No.156 (sic) October 1982
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Colour Spot (Latest Lightning Greys); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); F-15 Eagle by Malcolm English (reference data); SR-71 Blackbird (exclusive reference); Tirpitz Colours (camouflage pattern for warship modellers); ‘Matchbox’ Chord by Mat Irvine (1937 Chord model review); Something of a Handful (Pitts S1 in 1/72 scale); Workman’s Living Van by David Jane (Brymod kit reviewed); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.13 No.157 November 1982
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); Australian Mosquitoes (RAAF colour schemes); Austro-Hungarian Air Ace: Frigyes Hefty; Start Here (bi-planes jigging); Bf 110 Nightfighters by Herbert Kruse (model/photo feature); Porsche 934/K (vacform feature and scale plans); Decor Detail No.2 Hellcats; Yak C11 (scale plans and photo data); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.13 No.158 December 1982
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); Bf 110 Nightfighters by Herbert Kruse (model/photo feature); DH5 in 1/72nd (WW1 model conversion); Martini Lancia (plans and colour data); Australian Mosquitoes (RAAF colour schemes); Lynx in Service (Westland Lynx colour data); Saunders Roe (SR/A1 jet flying boat fighter scale plans); Pit Stop (new releases); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed); Colour Spot
Vol.14 No.159 January 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Aces of Flik 60J (more Austro-Hungarian Air Aces stories and photos); Messerschmitt Gallery No.1 (Me Bf 108); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); Caudron G.III (Metropolitan 1/24 scale kit review); Frog Kit List by D C Teague (kit listing); MTN by Iain Hines; McLaren MP4 by Roger Taylor (scale plans and colour data); Macchi MC 200 (scale plans); Decal Detail; Modelling Missiles by AF Clements; New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.160 February 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); Modelmaking as a Career (whys and wherefores); Hansa Brandenburg (scale drawings and colour data); Messerschmitt Gallery No.2 (Me Bf 108); Rhapsody in Rivets (AEW Shackleton close-up data in colour); Racing Colours (mixing charts for car modellers); Sea Harriers by Dick Ward (latest colours and markings); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.161 March 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Colour Spot by I D Huntley (paint data); Boeing F4B-4 by Vic Carter (modelling the classic US biplane fighter); Austro Hungarian Air Aces of WW1 No.10 Gottfried Banfield Part One; Westland Sea King by Geoff Prentice (detailing the Fujimi kit); Model Photography by Bill Evans (Part one); Maserati Masterpiece by Mike Walsh (Western Models white metal kit reviewed); Plans Free-For-All (special offer for scale drawings); Porsche 956 by Roger Taylor (scale plans); IPMS Nationals (show report); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.162 April 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); Hansa Brandenburg (rare close-up shots from Finland); Westland Sea King by Geoff Prentice (detailing the Fujimi kit); Fokker D.VII (scale plans); Model Photography by Bill Evans (part 2); ME Exhibition (highlights); Decor Detail (Fw 190A-3); Mercedes 300 SLR (Scale drwings); Trade Fair (new releases listed); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.163 May 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); Brabham BT50 (scale plans); Sea Harrier Special! (inc. scale drawings); Tamiya Sea Harrier (kit review); Me Gallery (Bf 109E-4N photos); An Enterprising Project (club modelling); Pocher Classics (a look at the range); Model Photography by Bill Evans (part 3); Truckin’ by Ted Taylor (truck kit reviews); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.164 June 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); Hawking (BAe Hawk colour reference and building notes for the 1/48 Modelmasters kit); Truckin’ by Ted Taylor (truck kit reviews); Trade Fair News (more scheduled kit releases for 1983); Buccaneer (super-detailing the Matchbox kit); Peugeot WM 7NS (1/24 scale plans); Bomber Museum (Hendon’s new collection); Decor Detail; Me Gallery No.6 (Bf 109 photos); Austro Aces: Banfield Part 2; New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed); SM Questionnaire (reader survey)
Vol.14 No.165 July 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Fokker E.III/E.V (scale plans); Me Gallery No.7 (Bf 109F/Ju 88); Fw 190 Superdetailed by J Barnes; Tyrrell 011 (scale plans); Tirpitz 1944 (conversion topic); Readers’ Showcase (photos of readers’ models); Frog Kit List by D C Teague (update); Land-Rovers (all the kits); A-10 Thunderbolt by Jeff Lowe (colour photo data); Boeing F4B-1 by Vic Carter (vacform modelling); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.166 August 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); Readers’ Showcase (readers’ models); Austro-Hungarian Aero Aces No.11 The Aces of Flik 4J by Dr Martin O’Connor; Fly-By-Wire PACT Phantom by Dave Muir (simple conversion); The 1983 Collection by Chris David (round up of Toy Fair Diecasts); Aeromidgets by Dr B Stone (1/144 scale military aircraft kits); Battlecruiser Hood – 1917 by M W Williams (marine conversion); Ford C100 (1/24 scale drawings, data and photo reference); Start Here (more helpful hints and tips from readers); An Albatros in America by Bob Mikesh (restored WW1 aircraft at NASM); With Beginners in Mind (simple radio-controlled modelling and operation); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.167 September 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews); SMI Readers’ Survey (the results analysed); Recce No.1 (win a Revell Strike Eagle); Scale Mail (readers’ letters); Photo Archive (readers reference photos); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); Creating a Better Swordfish (model project for biplane enthusiasts); The Big Eagle (Revell’s 1/32 F-15E in-depth report); Readers’ Showcase – In Colour! (readers’ models); The Fabulous Fifty-Nine by The Wingroves (scratchbuilt masterpiece – 1/15 scale Type 59 Bugatti); HMS Repulse (detailed look at 1/600 Airfix kit); Starting Model Photography by Bill Evans (concluding part); Lancia D50 by Etienne Becker (the classic car drawn); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.168 October 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Recce No.2 (win a Matchbox Victor); 1903 Wright Flyer (building the old Renwal kit); Transfer Treatment (how to apply them); Spotlight No.1 Hawker Sea Fury (special 12 page reference package); Yamato – April 1945 (converting the Tamiya kit); Readers’ Showcase (readers’ models); Saudia Williams FW08C by Roger Taylor (the F1 car drawn); Photo Archive (readers reference photos); New and In View (latest kits and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.169 November 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews); Building Concorde (scratchbuilding project); History Makers (Revell’s re-release onslaught); Filling the Gap (teaching young modellers); Photo Archive (readers reference photos); Spotlight No.2 (H.P. Victor in detail); British Bomber Collection No.1 (H.P. Victor B2); Start Here (talking vacforms); Mazda 717C by Roger Taylor (scale drawing); Austro-Hungarian Air Aces No.12 (Godwin Brumowski); Readers’ Showcase (readers’ models); New and In View (latest kits and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.170 December 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Scale Mail); British Bomber Collection No.2 (Vickers Wellesley); Photo Archive (readers’s reference photos); Ford Rondeau by Roger Taylor (the Le Mans Car drawn); Recce No.4 (win a Hasegawa SE.5a); Spotlight No.3 (SE.5A kit review and photo data); Paris Bus by David Jane (Heller kit reviewed); Readers’ Showcase (photos of reader’s models); New and In View (latest kits and transfers)
Vol.15 No.171 January 1984
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Scale Mail); Recce No.5 (win a Monogram B-1 bomber); Readers’ Showcase (photos of reader’s models); British Bomber Collection No.3: Canberra B Mk(I)8; Paris Bus by David Jane (conclusion of review); Spotlight No.4 North American Super Sabre (F-100); Photo Archive (readers’ photos); Kit of the Month by Geoff Prentice (Rareplanes Skynight reviewed); Ferrari 126 by Roger Taylor (drawn and described); Miles Sparrowhawk by V. P. Cook (interesting conversion project); Greenham ’83 by Tim Laming (air show report); New and In View (latest kits and transfers)
Vol.15 No.172 February 1984
This Month (News, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Recce No.6 (win a Tamiya Sea Harrier); Photo Archive (readers’ reference photos); USS Enterprise (US nuclear aircraft carrier); Skyhawks Down Under! by Joe Vella (modellers reference); Spotlight No.5 (F-111 described and modelled); From Eagle to Lion Cub (two front-line Israeli fighters described); Champlin Fighter Museum (visit to new US collection); Austin Seven Light Van (1/24 scale conversion); Readers’ Showcase (win a free plastic kit); Keep on Truckin’ by Ted Taylor (Italeri Scania R142H reviewed); New and In View (latest kits and transfers)
Vol.15 No.173 March 1984
This Month (News and Icarus, Book Reviews, Letters, Recce No.7); IPMS National Championships (photo report); Czech Museums Visit by John Reece (visit report); USS Enterprise by Ian Peacock (motorising the Otaki kit); Airships of the US Navy by M. W. Williams (majestic giants of the sky); Just Like The Real Thing – Only Smaller by Jeff Lowe (tongue in cheek feature); Readers’ Showcase (colour photos of readers models); Brabham-BMW BT 52 by Roger Taylor (drawn and described); Boeing T-43 Navigation Trainer by Vic Carter (converting a civil 737 kit); Spotlight No.6 (Fairey Battle); British Bomber Collection No.4 by Ray Rimell (Airfix Fairey Battle); Photo Archive (readers’ reference photos); New to You? (latest kits & decals)
Vol.15 No.174 April 1984
This Month (News and Icarus); Recce No.8 (win an Airfix Vulcan kit); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Off The Road by Mat Irvine (new plastic car kits reviewed); In Print (book reviews); Spotlight No.7 (Boeing 707); F-86H Sabre by Vic Carter (converting a Rareplanes kit); Land Rover Fire Engine by John Rixon (1:35 scale model); A Golden Anniversary Kit? (historic TV re-enactment described); The 53rd Model Engineer Exhibition (report on the highlights); A Better Way To Display! by Kelvin Barber (space saving idea); British Bomber Collection No.5 by Ray Rimell (Airfix Tornado GR.1); Lancia LC2/’83 by Roer Taylor (scale plans and reference material); Scale Mail (readers letters)
Vol.15 No.175 May 1984
This Month (News and Icarus); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Scale Vehicle Column by Chris David (new diecast releases); Tiger, Tiger! (F-5E modelling references); British Bomber Collection No.6 by Ray Rimell (building the Airfix H.P. O/400); Scale Mail (readers letters); HMS Hood 1941 by M. W. Williams (detailing 1:700 scale kit); Toy Fairs Report (new plastic kit releases); Bedford QL Fire Tender by John Rixon (1:35 scale conversion); Build A Yankee Hawk by Colin Bell (a simple conversion); Photo Archive (readers’ reference photos); Off The Road by Mat Irvine (new plastic car kits reviewed); Keep On Truckin’ by Ted Taylor (trailer and container conversions); Focke Wulf 190-D by Mike Philpot (1:24 Fw 190D conversion)
Vol.15 No.176 June 1984
This Month (modelling News); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Scale Vehicle Column by Chris David (new diecast releases); Scale Mail (readers letters); Offbeat Tractor by Ray Lightheart (Scaledown’s Fordson tractor kit); Harrier GR.3 Photofile (modellers close-up reference); In Print (book reviews); Scratchbuilt Scenics (architectural type modelling); The Cat Gets the Bird! (building a Swift in 1:72 scale); Vickers Wellington (scale plans and background data); British Bomber Collection No.7 by Ray Rimell (Matchbox 1:72 Wellington Mk.X); Scratchbuild a He 111 (a mammoth task in 1:48 scale); Off The Road by Mat Irvine (new plastic car kits reviewed); Kawasaki Engine Kit by John Hebblethwaite (building a Tamiya show piece); Dennis and Godiva Pumps by John Rixon (scratchbuilt in 1:35 scale)
Vol.15 No.177 July 1984
This Month (News and Icarus); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Scale Vehicle Column (new diecast releases); Mirage F.1C Photofile by Argus Aviation Press (modelling reference); Phenomenal Phantom Part One by Ted Taylor (1/48 scale F-4 kits, part 1 of 4 parts); Scale Mail (readers letters); Fairey Fox by Ray Rimell (type history); British Bomber Collection No.8 by Ray Rimell (building the Pegasus Fairey Fox); In Print (book reviews); Keep On Truckin’ (right-hand drive Scania truck conversion); Off The Road by Mat Irvine (new plastic car kits reviewed); Kit with a Turnover! by Ray Lightheart (building a cultivator); Scratchbuild a He 111 (conclusion of a giant project); Airliners 1919-39 (the civil Condor)
Vol.15 No.178 August 1984
This Month (News and Icarus); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Photo Archive (readers’ historic photos); In Print (book reviews); Honington Hunters (the wings of 237 OCU Training Squadron); Phenomenal Phantom Part Two by Ted Taylor (1/48 scale F-4 kits, part 2 of 4 parts); Land Rover Trio (a look at Esci’s LWB range); Vacform Grumman F3F-2 (US Navy’s last fighting biplane); Scale Mail (readers letters); Off The Road by Mat Irvine (a Buick revived); Scale Vehicle Column (new diecast releases); Emils Over Yugoslavia by Dragisa Brasnovic (Bf 109E in JKRV); Build a Fire Jeep (simple conversion of Willys Jeep); History Makers – Series 2 (Revell’s Rockets return); British Bomber Collection No.9 by Ray Rimell (Airfix Short Stirling); Keep On Truckin’ (the Big Rigs Hit Town!)
Vol.15 No.179 September 1984
This Month (News and Icarus); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Hot Weather Hunters (visit to No.1 TWU at RAF Brawdy); Kremer CK5 (history of the Group C Kremer Porsche, with full plans); Comrade Harrier! by Graham Napper (Yak-36 scratchbuild); Boomerang BAC! (BAC 1-11 in service with the RAAF); Scale Mail (readers letters); The Model Wheelwright by John Thompson (making model wheels); British Bomber Collection by Ray Rimell (Airfix Avro 504B); Corsair Colours (A-7 colour profiles, with kit and transfer lists); Scale Vehicle Column (new diecast releases); Suez Crisis by Glenn Ashley (account of the air war of 1956); Off The Road by Mat Irvine (from Bugatti to Batmobile)
Vol.15 No.180 October 1984
News and Icarus (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Photo Archive (readers’ historic photos); Build Yourself a Cottage by Jim Skelly (modelling a rustic house); Scale Vehicle Column (new diecast releases); Spy in the Sky by Mat Irvine (Airfix U-2 kit reviewed); Monogram’s Memories (the Heritage Edition); The Deadly Pirate (the Buccaneer); British Bomber Collection by Ray Rimell (building the Frog S.2A Buccaneer); Rapide Colours (colour references for Heller 1:72 scale kit); Mildenhall by Glenn Ashley (airshow visit); In Print (book reviews); Medal Winning Mercedes by John Stubbs (scratchbuilt 1913 Grand Prix racer); Speedy Spit (Supermarine’s Speed Spitfire); Scale Mail (readers letters)
Vol.15 No.181 November 1984
News (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Phenomenal Phantom by Ted Taylor (1:48 scale F-4 kit detailing); The short lived De Havilland (the DH.4 bomber); British Bomber Collection by Ray Rimell (Airfix DH.4); Spacecraft by Mat Irvine (pull-out supplement – manned and unmanned vehicles); Scale Mail (readers letters); In Print (book reviews); Win a dream holiday (competition); Scale Vehicle Column (new diecast vehicle releases); Warships (simple conversion of HMS Prince of Wales); Off the road by Mat Irvine (new and re-issued car kits)
Vol.15 No.182 December 1984
News and Icarus (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Sea Knight to Chinook (helicopter conversion); A tale of two Citroens by David Jane (kit review and conversion of the C4 commercial); Scale Mail (readers letters); In Print (book reviews); Models of Science Fiction by Mat Irvine (pullout supplement – sci-fi kits); Scale Vehicle Column (new diecast vehicle releases); The Mighty Vulcan (Avro Vulcan – special photo feature and new scale plans); British Bomber Collection (Airfix Vulcan kit)
Vol.16 No.183 January 1985
News and Icarus (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Scale Mail (readers letters); Readers’ Showcase (photos of readers models); Kawasaki King by Ian Parrot (Tamiya kit reviewed); Photo Archive (readers’ historic photos); The Mighty Vulcan (more photos and exclusive plans); Collecting Diecasts by Ian Hines (introduction to the hobby); Skyraider Profiles by Godfrey Mangion (History, colour profiles and kit lists); Scale Vehicle Column (new diecast releases); Warships HMS Hood by Malcolm Williams (proposed 1942 refit modelled); In Print (book reviews); Star Spangled Spy (the FP-3A Orion in focus); The One and Only PR3 by Robert Humphrey (photo reconnaissance Spitfire modelled)
Vol.16 No.184 February 1985
News and Icarus (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); In Print (book reviews); TSR2 by Barrie Hygate (this amazing aircraft detailed, with new scale plans); The IPMS Nationals by Ron Moulton (report on annual championships at Stoneleigh); Scale Vehicle Column (collecting American diecast cars); Readers’ Showcase (more photos of readers models); Toleman TG 1838 by Roger Taylor (Grand Prix racer drawn and described); Heavyweight Angel (giant Soviet Mi-26 Halo close up look at Farnborough 1984); Warships The USS New Jersey (Tamiya 1:350 kit assessed); Electric Raven by Martin Streetly (references for Monogram EF-111 kit); Scale Mail (readers letters); Readers Services (SMI back issues)
Vol.16 No.3 March 1985
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Vol.16 No.186 April 1985
News and Icarus (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Scale Vehicle Column by Iain Hines (new diecast releases – American miniatures); M.E. Exhibition 1985 by Ray Rimell and Mat Irvine (highlights of the aircraft and space modelling sections); Back to Basics (finishing your first plastic kit); Photo Archive (readers’ historic photos); Off the Road by Mat Irvine (plastic car kits); Readers’ Showcase (photos of readers models); In Print (book reviews); Tiger Phantoms (F-4J enters service with 74 Sqn); F-106 Delta Dart by Walt Champlin (details for modellers of the ’50s interceptor); SF Kit Roundup (latest robot and spaceship kits reviewed); Scale Mail (readers letters); Readers Services (SMI back issues)
Vol.16 No.187 May 1985
News and Icarus (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Build a Radar Billed Platypus (BN-2 Islander CASTOR radar nose); “Gentlemen, Lift Your Skirts!” (a racing scene with a difference); Go West Young Man! by Graham Napper (visit to Davis Monthan AFB in Arizona); Back to Basics (improve your modelling techniques); Warships HMS King George V by Mike Gould (detailing the ship); Scale Vehicle Column by Iain Hines (new diecast releases); Coltishall’s Jaguars by Argus Aviation Press (reference information); Grumman Tracker by Colin Spooner (medal winning model described); Toy Fair Report by Mat Irvine (new kits revealed); In Print (book reviews); Scale Mail (readers letters); Readers Services (SMI back issues)
Vol.16 No.188 June 1985
News and Icarus (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Hercules Duo from Italeri (Two 1/72 scale C-130s reviewed by Ted Taylor); Weather Hercules by Tim Laming (modelling reference for an unusual C-130 variant: UK weather research XV208); Back to Basics (painting your kit); Australian C-130H colours (alternative paint finish); Scale Mail (readers letters); Warships by Micheal Williams (HMS Nelson as flagship of the fleet); Pima Air Museum by Graham Napper (US museum visit); McLaren MP4/2 by Roger Taylor (references for Western Models kit); Model of the Month Mistel Composite by Tony Clements (building a Ju 88 and Bf 109F combination); Toy Fair Report by Mat Irvine (round-up of new kits); Scale Vehicle Column by Iain Hines (new diecast releases)
Vol.16 No.189 July 1985
News and Icarus (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); “Ghost riders in the sky” by Graham Napper (Confederate Air Force “Ghost Squadron” in Texas); Canberra T17 (RAF ECM trainer described and modelled); Diecast Investment by David Wright (auction survey of pre-war Dinky’s); DC-2 (Douglas airliner described with scale plans); In Print (book reviews); Phenomenal Phantom by Ted Taylor (Hasegawa 1:48 scale F-4 kits); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling – XB-42); Model of the Month: Mistel Composite (conclusion of a conversion project); Scale Mail (readers letters); Alfa Romeo 158 by Roger Taylor (racing car drawn and described)
Vol.16 No.190 August 1985
News and Icarus (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Canberra T17 Update (some last minute markings changes); Malvinas Mirage (Esci Dassault Mirage kit reviewed); Warships by Ian Williams (Tamiya USS Enterprise reviewed); Grumman’s Infernal Feline by B. Robertson and D. Burlison (F6F Hellcat history, modelling and scale plans); Build a Dutch Master by Ted Taylor (Italeri 1:24 truck kit reviewed); Pima Air Park (aircraft storage park/breaking yard in Arizona); Back to Basics (short-run injection moulded kits)
Vol.16 No.191 September 1985
News and Icarus (Goings on in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); In Print (book reviews); Scale Vehicles (new diecast releases); Lockheed’s High Plane Drifter by Malcolm English (NASA’s ER-2 survey aircraft described); Making Your Own Decals by Bill Matthews (easy way to make your own markings); Captain de Havilland’s Flaming Coffin (D.H.6 exclusive scale planes and history); Warships by M W Williams (HMS Nelson’s proposed refit); Paris Portfolio (tomorrows kit subjects hopefully revealed); Off the Road by Mat Irvine (latest plastic car kits); Scale Mail (readers letters); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Airwolf (Rotary wing TV star from ATM460 reviewed)
Vol.16 No.192 October 1985
News and Icarus (Goings on in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Scale Vehicle Column (new diecast releases); M8200 by Ted Taylor (unusual kit subject from Czechoslovakia reviewed); McDonnell’s Winged Weasel by Martin Streetley (F-4G Phantom); D-21 – Fokker’s No Frills Fighter by Joop Wenstedt (Fokker D.XXI drawn and described); In Print (book reviews); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling – biplane kits); Pendon Pau by Roy Judges (perfection in miniature scenery); OK Jets at Wittering (Oklahoma ANG A-7 Corsairs visit UK); Fighting Photo – 14 by Robert Humphreys (1:72 scale Spitfire variant); Off the Road by Mat Irvine (latest plastic car kits)
Vol.16 No.193 November 1985
News and Icarus (Goings on in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Giants of the Road (model trucks); Icelandic Defence Force Keflavik (NATO colours and markings gen); One Step back Siskin (vintage kit conversion); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Happy Birthday Hurricane! (tribute to Hawker Hurricane); Tamiya’s ton-up Duo (pair of motorbike kits); Off the Road by Mat Irvine (latest plastic car kits); Scale Vehicles (new diecast releases)
Vol.16 No.194 December 1985
News and Icarus (Goings on in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Off the Road by Mat Irvine (latest plastic car kits); Golden Gooney Bird by Joop Wenstedt and Bill Matthews (DC-3 golden anniversary – special tribute with pullout wallchart); Icelandic Patrol by Malcolm English (Iceland’s Coast Guard); Scale Vehicles (new diecast releases); MiG-5 – Russia’s Forgotten Fighter by Boyd Fitch (1:72 kit conversion); In Print (book reviews); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling – Rareplanes Gloster Meteor night fighter)
Vol.17 No.195 January 1986
News and Icarus (Goings on in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling – Airways 1:72 VC10 kit); A Striking Eagle! by Ted Taylor (Hasegawa 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle review); Hawk ‘eye’ in the Sky (Grumman E-2 scale plans, history and modelling details); Sea King Photo File (modelling reference for those using C Scale parts to convert the Airfix and Fujimi kits); German Muscle M.A.N. by Ted Taylor (Italeri’s MAN diesel truck assessed and converted); Scale Vehicles (new diecast releases); Scale Mail (readers letters); Death Dealing Daleks by Chris Richmond (kit of Dr. Who’s most famous adversary reviewed)
Vol.17 No.196 February 1986
News and Icarus (Goings on in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Build a ‘Met Jet’ by Cohn Spooner (Hasegawa B-47 Stratojet modified to Air Weather Service specs.); A Classic Triumph! by Pete Taylor (1:9 scale 1962 Bonneville white-metal kit review); Northrop’s Air Mail Alpha by Harry Robinson (1930s trendsetter drawn and described); Off the Road by Matt Irvine (constructing a ‘typical’ car kit); In Print (book reviews); New Recce Mirage in close-up (modellers reference for Heller 1:72 Mirage F.1CR); Scale Vehicles (new diecast releases); ‘Silver Six’ by Bill Matthews (the art of foil covering of aircraft models); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling – conversion kits); Mildenhall Model-Fair ’85
Vol.17 No.197 March 1986
News and Icarus (Goings on in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Toy Fair Preview (new kits for ’86); Curtiss Sparrowhawk by Pete Looper (Williams Bros. 1:32 kit review); Noorduyn’s Trailblazing Norseman by Joop Wenstedt and Bill Matthews (description and scale plans); “Harrunter” by Argus Aviation Press (conversion: mix a Hunter T.8 with a Sea Harrier); Scale Vehicles (new diecast releases); Off the Road by Matt Irvine (latest car kits); Potent Packet! by Geoff Prentice (build a C-119K Gunship from the old Aurora kit); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Scale Mail (readers letters); IPMS Nationals – The Highlights (IPMS 1985 show)
Vol.17 No.198 April 1986
News and Icarus (Goings on in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Vacform Modelling (Airmodel’s Trident II – ideal for beginners); Build a Spitfire VB Floatplane by Robert Humphreys (1:72 conversion); Spitfire/Salute (50th anniv. tribute to the Supermarine fighter); Marineflieger Tornado (photo reference for Revell’s giant Marine IDS kit); Scale Vehicles (new diecast releases); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling – Falcon’s Bf 109E in 1:48); Potent Packet! part 2 by Geoff Prentice (build a C-119K Gunship from the old Aurora kit); Snap Happy Spit! by Robert Humphreys (Photo Recce Spitfires modelled, with kit listings); Off the Road by Matt Irvine (model vehicles at the annual M.E. Exhibition); Scale Mail (readers letters); In Print (book reviews)
Vol.17 No.199 May 1986
News and Icarus (Goings on in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Golden Oldie! (BSA Gold Star motorcycle white-metal kit review); ‘King Kenny’ and his Yamahas by Guy Richmond (two 1:12 motorbike kits from Tamiya); Motorcycle Miscellany by John O’Sullivan (round up of 7 plastic kits); Ahead of the Pack! by G. K. Kerry (make your motorcycle kits more realistic); Grumman’s life-saving Duck by David Barach (description and scale plans); Tanker Tens (colour reference for RAF VC10 in-flight refuellers); Porsche 956B (1:24 scale plans for Le Mans winning car); De Havilland’s ill-fated DH.110 by Brian Rivas (converting a Sea Vixen back into the prototype); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Scale Vehicles by Iain Hines (new diecast releases); In Print (book reviews); Scale Mail (readers letters)
Vol.17 No.200 June 1986
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); The Farmer’s Brother by Boyd Fitch (1:72 Chinese MiG); Kit Collecting by Bill Matthews (an expanding part of the hobby explained); Tinting Your Kit Canopies by Ian Rentoul and Tom Wakeford (a successful process demonstrated); Reno Racers by Mike Jerram (colour photos); In Print (book reviews); Build Ted’s Tanker Trailer (an ‘alternative’ scratchbuilt container for your 1:24 scale tractor units); Vickers Wellington 50th Anniversary by Peter Cooksley (scale plans and history in our special tribute); A Wellington Revived! by Bill Matthews (historic Frog Penguin kit restored); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (plastic car kit releases); Scale Mail (readers letters)
Vol.17 No.201 July 1986
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (plastic/metal Ferrari GTO kit reviewed); Boxcar Build-up by Ted Taylor (Italeri Fairchild C-119G Packet assembed); Ferrari 375 by Roger Taylor (classic Le Mans winner detailed); Scale Mail (readers letters); Grumman’s Avenger (scale plans and history of WW2 Torpedo Bomber); Talons for the Hawk (Air Defence version of the BAe Hawk); Redhead Ferrari 344 by Ron Cunningham (Tamiya model car); Locate That Colour (reference chart for F.S. paints); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Welsh Model Aircraft Museum (interesting collection for modellers to visit); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); In Print (book reviews)
Vol.17 No.202 August 1986
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); P.P. Aeroparts (visit to the producer of aircraft accessories); Scale Mail (readers letters); Thunderbirds are Go, Go, Go! by Ted Taylor (variety of aircraft kits that feature the USAF display team livery); Armstrong Whitworth Whitley by Peter Cooksley (scale plans and history to celebrate the type’s 50th anniv.); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (Rally and Stock cars reviewed); Fireman Truck Conversion by Peter Smith (1:24 M.A.4 diesel Airfield Crash Tender); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); F-15C Eagle by Ted Taylor (Hasegawa 1:48 kit review); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); Old ‘Iron Annie’ (restoration of full-size Junkers Ju 52 plus Italeri’s reissued kit)
Vol.17 No.203 September 1986
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Fireman Truck Conversion by Peter Smith (1:24 M.A.4 diesel Airfield Crash Tender concluded); Scale Mail (readers letters); Vietnam Gunship by Colin Spooner (vacform conversion to AP-2H Neptune); Hampden by Peter Cooksley (Handley Page’s WW2 bomber – described with scale plans); Mildenhall Air Fete ’86 by Ian Rentoul and Tom Wakeford (air show report); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); HMS King George V by Mike Gould (Tamiya’s 1:350 battleship kit); In Print (book reviews); To enter…or not? by Graham Napper (entering models in the 53rd Model Engineer Exhibition at Wembley); Keep on Truckin’ by Ted Taylor (getting the best out of Italeri’s Truck Conversion set); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (sports saloon car kits reviewed); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling)
Vol.17 No.204 October 1986
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Lockheed’s F-19 by Pete Looper (Italeri Stealth Fighter kit reviewed); Harrier T4 Two! (report on RNAS Yeovilton’s two-seat Harrier trainers); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (Show car kits reviewed); Corgi – The Inside Story (profile of the famous diecast model manufacturer); A Fighter for Europe? (BAe EAP fighter scale plans); Keep on Truckin’ by Ted Taylor (recent 1:24 Italeri truck kits reviewed); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); Maple Leaf Stingers by Ian Rentoul and Tom Wakeford (Canadian F-18 Hornets described and modelled); Do up those Diecasts! (restoring “tatty” models to their former glory); In Print (book reviews); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Irresistable Resin! (Graphy Air’s Mirage IIIB resin kit reviewed)
Vol.17 No.205 November 1986
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); ‘Doodlebug’ (Germany’s V-1 flying bomb described and modelled); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (boxed sets of “mild custom” cars reviewed); Lossiemouth Open Day ’86 (RAF air show report); Revival’s Ferrari 500 by SMI staff (1:20 scale racing car kit reviewed); Saab Viggen by Peter Cooksley (scale drawings, colour profiles and history); A 21st Tranniversary! by R.C. Wilkinson (21 years of the Ford Transit van); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling – 2 RAF post-WW2 aircraft kits assessed); Inside Aeroclub Models (profile of the producers of model aircraft accessories); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); ‘Ida’ from Japan by Ken Jones (vacform Tachikawa Ki-36 review); Scale Mail (readers letters)
Vol.17 No.206 December 1986
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Citroën DS 19 Decapotable (Heller’s 1:16 classic convertible car kit); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (plastic car kits reviewed); Farnborough ’86 (SBAC air show report); Manpower! by Ted Taylor (Italeri 8 x 4 truck conversion); Camera Canberras by John Hale (No.1 PRU aircraft described); Racing Severskys by Harry Robinson (scale drawings and history for a 1930s racing monoplane); Challenger by Pete Smith (Tamiya kit of British Main Battle Tank reviewed); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling)
Vol.18 No.207 January 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Behind the Scenes at Revell GMBH (visit to Revell Germany); Eagles in Iceland (57th FIS F-15s at Keflavik in colour); Swashbuckling SLUF! by Tom Wakeford and Ian Rentoul (A-7 Corsair II described and modelled); The Fleet’s in! by Mike Gould (photos of USS Iowa at Portsmouth); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (Monogram’s 1:12 ’57 Chevy); Manpower by Ted Taylor (Italeri M.A.N. eight-wheeler truck); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); In Print (book reviews); A Question of Scale? by Ian Peacock (explains the many kit scales in use); Scale Mail (readers letters)
Vol.18 No.208 February 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Swedish Giant from Pocher by Eric Burton (1:8 scale Volvo truck reviewed); Tactical Air Meet ’86 by Tom Wakeford & Ian Rentoul (major NATO exercise report); Cavernous Condor by Graham Napper (look inside the Antonov An-124); I.P.M.S. Nationals (annual championships at Stoneleigh); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (plastic vehicle kits); A Model Enthusiast! by Graham Napper (plastic figure conversion); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); In Print (book reviews)
Vol.18 No.209 March 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); From Tempest to Sea Fury by Robert Humphreys (1:72 Hawker Sea Fury); Swedish giant from Pocher by Eric Burton (Volvo truck super detailing); Bristol Blenheim Mk.1 by Peter Cooksley (scale drawings and description); The Biggest Space-Shuttle kit? by Matt Irvine (Monogram’s 1:72 Full Stack reviewed); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (new plastic car kits); Sea Hawk (references for Falcon 1:48 scale kit); New Kits for ’87 (new plastic kits from Amerang and Revell); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); In Print (book reviews)
Vol.18 No.210 April 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Droning Hercules by Ted Taylor (Italeri Drone-Carrying Lockheed DC-130A reviewed); Land-Rover Ambulances by Bob Morrison (notes for 1:35 modellers); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Sharper talons for the Hawk by Graham Napper (BAe Hawk 200 drawing and description); Inside Pegasus Models (visit to short-run injection moulded kits producer); Aircraft Models at the M.E. by Tom Wakeford and Ian Rentoul (highlights from Model Engineer Exhibition); Rescue Sea Kings by John Hale (the RAF’s ‘canary yellow’ helicopters detailed); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (“racy” car kits reviewed); Voodoo Magic! by Ted Taylor (Monogram 1:48 McDonnell F-101 reviewed); Fact and Fiction Round-up by Matt Irvine (Space, Science Fiction and Fantasy modelling)
Vol.18 No.211 May 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Land-Rover Ambulances by Bob Morrison (St. John Ambulance vehicles); Military Models at the M.E. by Graham Napper (Highlights from Model Engineer Exhibition); Fact and Fiction Round-up (new Sci-Fi kits); Checkerboard Neptune by Colin Spooner (1:72 Lockheed DP-2E drone carrier conversion); F-15 Eagle by Joop Wenstedt (scale drawings & kit round-up); Building Fibreglass Fuselages by Alan Clarke (interesting method for model aircraft construction); New Kits Checklist (new plastic kits seen at Toy Fairs); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); In Print (book reviews); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (new car kit releases, resin engines etc); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Scale Mail (readers letters)
Vol.18 No.212 June 1987
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Vol.18 No.213 July 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (American car kits); Focke Wulf’s Deadly ‘Dora’ (Fw 190D background info & Hasegawa kit review); A ‘Thud’ from the Fifties by Eddy Melling (building a 1:48 F-84G Thunderjet); Hungarian Model Competition by Hans Heiri Stapfer (modelling behind the Iron Curtain); Royal Navy Phantoms (references for Fujimi’s British Phantom kit range); Mansell’s Magic (Tamiya Williams FW-11 Formula 1 car reviewed); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Scale Mail (readers letters); Modelling the first P.R. Spitfire by Robert Humphreys (building a 1:72 Photo-Reconnaissance P.R.1A Spitfire); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); In Print (book reviews)
Vol.18 No.214 August 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); The Devil’s Chariot by Graham Napper (Hasegawa Mi-24 Hind D review); Colani’s Rotary “Spaceship” (Revell’s 1:32 MBB BK117 helicopter); The Royal Navy’s “Camel” by John Hale (Wessex HAS.3 helicopter described); The Wesex in RAF Service (RAF Squadron use and modelling details); Sikorsky’s Multi-Role Heavy by Tom Wakeford and Ian Rentoul (CH-53 described and modelled); Scale Mail (readers letters); IAT ’87 Free Competition (win tickets); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (new car kits); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); In Print (book reviews)
Vol.18 No.215 September 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Mail Order for Modellers (two shops who specialise); Getting it Right! by Rowan Partridge (some youngsters guided on better modelling); B.B.M.F. kit competition (Win Revell Battle of Britain Memorial Flight kit set); Keep on Truckin’ by Ted Taylor (4 recent truck kits reviewed); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (new plastic car kits); Mildenhall Air Fete ’87 (photo report); In Print (book reviews); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Fact and Fiction by Matt Irvine (Sci-Fi kit reviews); Building the Eager Beaver (P.P. Aeroparts metal fork-lift truck kit)
Vol.18 No.216 October 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Parisian Parade (Paris Air Show 1987 report); Big-Scale Scratchbuilding by Alan Clarke (hints and tips for aircraft modellers); In Print (book reviews); B-1B “Freedom Bird” by Graham Napper (update on the USAF supersonic bomber programme); Readers’ Showcase (model photos); The Puma without claws (References and modelling details for RAF Puma transport helicopter); I.A.T. ’87 by Ian Rentoul and Tom Wakeford (report on International Air Tattoo at Fairford); Harrow by Peter Cooksley (tribute to the Handley Page bomber); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (Estoric Models’ “Flying Shoehorn” review); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (American car kits); Scale Mail (readers letters)
Vol.18 No.217 November 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); In Print (book reviews); KC-135 Stratotanker by Tom Wakeford and Ian Rentoul (KC-135 detailed); Duxford Photo File (Duxford Military Show photos); Golden Skyhawk by Paul Adams (RNZAF A-4 anniversary colour scheme); A Prize Pirate! (win a Hasegawa A-7E Corsair II kit); Blackburn’s Battling Skua by Peter Cooksley (FAA WW2 dive bomber drawn and described); Tiger, Tiger, still burning bright! by Ray Rimell (references for Tiger Moth kits builders); Maximise your Messerschmitt by Robert Humphreys (two simple Me 262 conversions); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (Phoenix Models’ Cadet glider kit); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (new car kits); Scale Mail (readers letters)
Vol.18 No.12 December 1987
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1/72 scale Sunderland diorama; modelling Fire Engines; the latest Sci Fi kits; Farnborough ’88 (photos); V-22 Osprey (photos); IPMS USA National Championships; Antipodean Hornets
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Scale Models – Contents Listing 1969-1979

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Vol.1 No.1 October 1969
Spitfires in preservation – A survey of the airworthy examples by Peter A. Arnold; Details for the Scale Modeller – Spitfire Mk.I stencil and 4-view scale drwgs by P G Cooksley; Westland Lysander – Radio controlled model of the ‘spy’ variant from France by J Delcloo (1 side view drwg); Twin Lizzie – Delanne Lysander conversion by Doug McHard (sketches); Militaria – Military Miniature Modifications by Bill Hearne; Military Insignia for scale models Part One – WW2 British Army military formation signs by Terence Wise (tone drwgs); Modelling the Small Ships – the coaster M.S. ‘Somerset Coast’ by R A Sweet (2 pages scale drwgs); Sailing Ships Through The Ages – English ship circa 1485 or ‘Cog’ by R A Sweet (1 page scale drwg); Matra MS 80 – Formula 1 car of the year by John Wood & Roger Taylor (4 pages scale and detail drwgs); The Vintage Scene – preserved aircraft by Les Hunt; Argus As 1o C aero engine in miniature by Hans Justus Meier; W.W.1 German Two-Seater Aircraft Finish & Markings Part 1 by Alex Imrie (9 tone drwgs)); Soviet Armour Marking Examples of World War II by S. Hider (10 figures); New to You? Trade Items Reviewed; Books Reviews; Transfer Decoration – decal reviews; Space Models – kit reviews
Vol.1 No.2 November 1969
Preserved Hurricanes; Po-2 (scale plans); WW1 Aircaft models
Vol.1 No.3 December 1969
Messerschmitt Bf 109E (scale plans); German WW1 Lozenge Colours
Vol.1 No.4 January 1970
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Vol.1 No.5 February 1970
Fairey Firefly 5 (scale plans); Surviving Firefly & Fulmar Aircraft
Vol.1 No.6 March 1970
The Vintage Scene No.6: Avro Lancaster and Lincoln preservations by Les Hunt (3 pages 1/144 scale drwgs of Mk I + 1 page sketches of B.I Special); Protar’s Moto Suzuki 125 reviewed by Peter Richardson; IPMS National Championships; Musical Modelling – Violins in Miniature by Charles Woodland (1 page drwgs); Austin F.X.3 Taxi by A H Young (2 pages drwgs); Modelling the new survey craft HMS Bulldog by R A Sweet (2 pages scale drwgs); Military Miniature Modifications – horses by Bill Hearne (2 figs); Military Insignia Part 6: the Panzer Divisions by Terence Wise (insignia drwgs); NATO Symbols on the F-4 Phantom (2 pages symbol drwgs); New Armour Books – reviewed by Bob Jones; Bucklers’s Hard 1803 Historical Diorama by G A Wingrove; New to You? – monthly review of new products by Bob Jones; Miniature Figures – Prairial System figures reviewed by Bill Hearne
Vol.1 No.6 April 1970
The Vintage Scene No.7: Sopwith Survivors by Les Hunt (Camel 3-view drwg); Military Insignia Part 7 – More on Panzer Divisions by Terence Wise (insignia drwgs); Military Miniature Modifications – horse furniture by Bill Hearne (2 figs); Lotus 59 & 59B by Roger Taylor & John Wood (2 pages drwgs); Cover subject close-ups – two outstanding exhibits from the Model Engineer Exhibition; RMV Scillonian by R A Sweet (2 pages scale drwgs); Musical Modelling – Violins in Miniature part 2 by Charles Woodland (2 pages drwgs); Avia BH 33 scratchbuilt by Harry Woodman (2 pages scale drwgs + 1 page sketches); Recommended Reading – book reviews by Bob Jones; New To You? – monthly review of new products by Bob Jones
Vol.1 No.8 May 1970
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Sopwith Survivors Part 2 – Triplane, Pup & Snipe by Les Hunt (Triplane, Pup & Snipe 3-view drwgs); Military Miniature Modifications – special hints by Bill Hearne; Three Masted Topsail Schooner 1893 (1 page drwgs); Converting to Radio Control – scale r/c aircraft by Dennis Thumpston; Modelling the Nitto Sd Kfz 251/1 Hanomag – review by R C Jones; Make a Dashing Cavalier – metal military conversion by Maurine Sandoe & Pat Campeau (10 figs); Recommended Reading – book reviews by Bob Jones; Military Insignia Part 8 – The SS Divisions by Terence Wise (insignia drwgs); Checker Taxi Cab – by A H Young (3 pages drwgs); New To You? – monthly review of new products by Bob Jones; Miniature Figures – reviewed by J Cross
Vol.1 No.9 June 1970
World War One Machine Gun Kits No.2: The Parabellum aircraft gun by Harry Woodman (many sketches); Military Insignia Part 9 – Germany: Waffen SS and Foreign Legions by Terence Wise (insignia drwgs); The Chaparral 2H by Roger Taylor & John Wood (2 pages drwgs); Recommended Reading – book reviews by Bob Jones; Marine Modelling Subject: Hatteras 50 foot convertible by R A Sweet (3 pages drwgs); Martin Baker M.B.5 – scratchbuilt by E Inchley (2 pages drwgs & sketches); Sopwith Survivors Part 3 – Concluded by Les Hunt (11/2 Strutter 3-view drwg + Camel rigging diagram); Camel Colours – Sopwith Camel markings by Peter G Cooksley (3 pages tone profiles); Camel Close-up (1 page detail sketches); Decal review – by R C Jones; Figure Review – Suren ‘Willie’ series by J Cross; Tamiya 1/25th SU 100 – special review by Bob Jones
Vol.1 No.10 July 1970
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; One hundred years of Shipping History in models Part 1 by R Carpenter (1 page SS Paris drwgs); Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King Markings – by Joseph T Thompson & Bob Jones (10 tone profiles); Book Reviews; Miniature Figure Review – the ‘Garrison’ range by J Cross; Austin FX4 Taxi by A H Young (1 pages drwgs); British Model Soldier Society National Championships; Realism in Flying Scale Models by D Thumpston; The Vintage Scene No.8: Messerchmitt Me 163 by Les Hunt (2 pages Me 163 scale drwgs + cockpit diagram); Painting a miniature model Royal Scots Greys Officer – by Pat Campeau; Military Insignia Part 10 – American Forces in WW2 Part 2 by Terence Wise (insignia drwgs); New To You? – survey of the latest kits and accessories by Bob Jones
Vol.1 No.11 August 1970
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Recommended Reading – book reviews; Miniature Figure Review – the ‘Miniature Figurines’ range by J Cross; One hundred years of Shipping History in models Part 2 by R Carpenter; Latest Decals – reviewed by Bob Jones; Panzerjager Tiger SdKfz184 semi scratch-built by Don Skinner (1 page drwgs); The RAF Museum – first visit to Hendon by Les Hunt; Breguet 14A2 & B2 – described and drawn by Ian R Stair (1 pages scale drwgs); USAF F-4 Insignia – dimensions, styles & locations (1 page insignia drwgs); Card Modelling – past and present by G H Deason; Military Insignia Part 11 – Free French and Polish Forces in WW2 by Terence Wise (insignia drwgs); Iron Duke – review of the Airfix kit by Harry Woodman (sketches); Miniature Soldiering – making a 54 m ‘Ancient’ figure by Peter Wilcox; New To You? – round-up of new items by Bob Jones
Vol.1 No.12 September 1970
Surviving Bristol Aircraft Part 1
Vol.1 No.13 October 1970
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; The Vintage Scene: Bristol Survivors concluded by Les Hunt (Bulldog IIA scale 3-view + sketchpage); ‘Nothing up my sleeve’ – photographing scale models by J D McHard; Rolls Royce Phantom 2 of 1932 – review of Pocher kit; ‘Rough Return from a Recce’ – diorama by Bill Hearne; Modelling a RAF Crash Fire Tender by John M Pell (1 page scale drwgs); Rigging a 1/72nd scale biplane – the Monogram Hawk P-6E by Maurice Brett (10 figs); Novices Guide to Model Figure Collecting Part 2 by Pat Campeau; Space Model Survey by Paul Barrett; Recommended Reading – book reviews; New To You? – new kits and accessories reviewed by Bob Jones
Vol.1 No.14 November 1970
Racing Car; Soviet AFVs; Mini-Subs; AFV kit modifications
Vol.1 No.15 December 1970
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Vol.2 No.1 January 1971
SEPECAT Jaguar Prototypes (scale plans); Airfix Bv 141 Review; Airfix 1/72 Bristol Bulldog Review & Conversion to Finnish AF version (scale plans)
Vol.2 No.2 February 1971
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; New Books – book reviews; RAF Vehicles – 15 cwt Truck Commer Q2 by John Pell (1 page scale drwgs + 3 figs); German Aircraft Markings 1919-1939 by Alex Imrie (5 figs); British Aircraft Corporation Lightning F.6 (3 pages scale drwgs); Modelling Tips – misc tips and techniques; 3 Sqdn Gladiators & Bulldogs by J T C Long (no drwgs); New buildings from old: Airfix Signal Box into Wild West Saloon by T Wise; 80 h.p. Le Rhone rotary – Williams Bros kit reviewed by Harry Woodman & Cesare Milani; New To You? – survey of new releases by Bob Jones
Vol.2 No.3 March 1971
Motorcycle Kit; WW1 Aircraft Type; 1/72 Antonov An-22
Vol.2 No.4 April 1971
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; the Bf 163 – modelling the Storch rival by Hans Justus Meier (1.5 pages scale drwgs); Fair News – new items at trade fairs for ’71; Beaulieu – motor and maritime museum visit by Terence Wise; Stationary Floating Battery 1794 (1 page scale plans); Airfix 1/24th Spitfire Mk 1A – review by Bob Jones & Ray Rimell (2 pages 1/48th scale drwgs); Honda CB750 Four – Tamiya’s 1/6th Super-Bike reviewed by Peter Richardson; Card Modelling – Chevrolet 30 cwt G.S. Truck by Don Burton (1 page drwgs); New Books – book reviews
Vol.2 No.5 May 1971
Scratchbuilt 1/48 A.W. Siskin; 1/32 Revell Hurricane Review & Detailing; Museum Visit
Vol.2 No.6 June 1971
Fairey Aircraft Survivors
Vol.2 No.7 July 1971
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Flying Scale Variety – flying scale models (plans for Airspeed Envoy & Miles Kestrel); Recommended Reading – book reviews; Colour notes on the Walrus; Readers Letters; more on Cardboard Modelling by Alex Campbell; The fabulous Phantom – F-4K & F-4M modelling details (3 pages scale drwgs); Jabford 1172 – scratchbuilt car model by Pat Lloyd (1 page drwgs); 1971 British Model Soldier Society Championships; New To You? – round-up of new items by Bob Jones
Vol.2 No.8 August 1971
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Kubelwagon – by A H Young (2 pages scale drwgs); British Flying Scale Champs; Republic P-47 ‘Thunderbolt’ – modelling the P-47D with 1/48th Monogram and 1/32nd Revell kits, colour details, 2 pages scale drwgs, cockpit detail, many detail sketches; Scale ‘gen’ – French Maritime Museum, Southend Air Museum, Fleet Air Arm open days; The Fleet Air Arm Museum – visit by Terence Wise; Pyro 1906 Renault Towne Car conversion to Commercial Van by Derek Waugh (1 page sketches); The Soviet Union’s Krupny class Destroyer by R A Sweet (1 page scale drwgs); Hasegawa’s 1/32nd Boeing P-12E and Curtiss BF2C-1 reviewed by Bob Jones
Vol.2 No.9 September 1971
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Phantom markings & mods – modelling the USN/USMC F-4B by Joseph T Thompson (2-view drwg, sketches, 6 tone profiles); Swindon Railway Museum – visit by Terence Wise; modelling the Heinkel He 111H by Doug Carrick, Mac Kennaugh & Ray Rimell (2 pages scale drwgs + 2 pages detail drwgs); McLaren M.16 ‘Indianapolis’ by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Lightweight Flying Scale – balsa wood models by Ken McDonough (1 page sketches); Delta 28 – racing power boat (1 page drwgs); New To You? – survey of new releases by Bob Jones; Recommended Reading – book reviews
Vol.2 No.10 October 1971
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Phantom markings & mods – modelling the USN/USMC F-4B Part 2 by Joseph T Thompson (2 tone profiles); Hull City & County Museums – visit by Terence Wise; Model ‘T’ Ford – one ton truck conversion by Bill Hearne (no drwgs); Fire Fighting Tug Coleraine by R A Sweet (1 page drgs); Card Modelling: ‘Hamburg’ Class Destroyer by Geoffrey Deason; New To You? – survey of new releases by Bob Jones; 2 pages of Heinkel He 51 drwgs & detail sketches; Airbrush Artistry by Bryan Philpott; Recommended Reading – book reviews
Vol.2 No.11 November 1971
USN Phantoms Part 3; WW1 Aircraft Type; Car Model; Patrol Boat
Vol.2 No.12 December 1971
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Flying Scale Models – at US National Championships by Dick Stouffer; Auto-Union 1934 to 1937 G.P. – by John Wood & Roger Taylor (4 pages drwgs); The Short Nose 190’s – making accurate early model Fw 190s by Ken Edwards (4 pages drwgs and sketches); SS Great Britain – by R A Sweet (2 pages drwgs); Hasegawa Boeing P-12E – review by Bob Jones; Curtiss P-36A in 1/48th scale by Richard Marmo (small 3-view drwg); Latest Decals – reviewed by Mac Kennaugh and Bob Jones; Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC – visit to the NASM by John Batchelor and the Editor; New Books – reviewed; New To You? – survey of new releases by Bob Jones
Vol.3 No.1 January 1972
Cole Palen’s Rhinebeck – A visit by the editor to the World’s most prolific builder of full-size Scale Models at his Aerodrome in northern New York State; Ferrari 312B – Grand Prix Formula One racing car by TAMIYA reviewed in depth by R. Priest and R.C. Jones of I.P.M.S.; The B.M.W. R.75 motorcycle combination of World War II; American LaFrance Ladder Chief: 1/25th scale fire engine kit by A.M.T. reviewed by Alan Young (½ page scale drawings); 1/72nd scale Westland Whirlwind – How to improve upon the basic Airfix kit model of the Whirlwind Fighter-Bomber (3 ½ pages drwgs); Schreiber Type VIIC U-Boat – Geoffrey Deason on more card modeling; Kashin – The fast missile carrying Soviet Destroyer – N.A.T.O Fleet shadower (1 page drwg); Book Reviews; New to You?
Vol.3 No.2 February 1972
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Luftwaffe Standards in Camouflage & Markings 1939-1945 Part 1 by R C Jones (8 markings diagrams); Airfix 10th Hussar – 54 mm figure reviewed by Cesare Milani; Castles in Card – modelling buildings from pre-printed card sets by Alex Campbell; Canadair CL-52 from a B-47 – conversion by Richard Marmo (2 sketches); The Kildin Class Destroyer by R A Sweet (1 page drwgs); Latest Decals – reviewed; IPMS National Championships; Recommended Reading – books reviewed; Messerchmitt Bf 109E – review of Airfix 1/24th scale kit by Bob Jones (1 page tropical filter drwgs + 7 a/c detail drwgs)
Vol.3 No.3 March 1972
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Mustang – P-51 kit survey, colour data, scale drwgs (2 pages) by R C ‘Bob’ Jones & Pat Lloyd; Wills finecast 1/24th scale Metal Kits – surveyed by A Russell-Black; United States Air Force Museum – newly opened; Soviet Destroyer Kotlin class by R A Sweet (2 pages drwgs); Model competitions and the Judges – what it takes to win by Mac Kennaugh; Luftwaffe Standards in Camouflage & Markings 1939-1945 Part 2: Non-standard schemes by R C Jones (no diagrams); Model Engineer Exhibition 1971-72 – photo-report; New To You? – survey of new releases
Vol.3 No.4 April 1972
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; The Model Makers and their Models No.1 John Cuiffo by Alex Campbell; Yet more on the Mustang by Pat Lloyd; German Pocket Battleships Deutschland/Lutzow and Scheer – described by Harry Woodman (2 pages drwgs + 1 page sketches); Reader’s Letters; Card Modelling – printed card buildings by Alex Campbell; Historex Hippy – figure conversion by Ray C Anderson; The Caribbean Cruise Ship ‘Song of Norway’ by R A Sweet (2 pages drwgs); New To You? – survey of new releases; Trade Fair News
Vol.3 No.5 May 1972
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; The Modelling Scene – round-up of card modelling news by Alex Campbell; Ilyushin Il-10 – KP kit reviewed by Harry Woodman (detail sketches); Komar Class Torpedo Boats – by Bob Sweet (1 page drwgs); Book Reviews – by Harry Woodman; The Model Makers and their Models No.2 Bill Hearne by Alex Campbell; Beaver Tales – Variations for the new Airfix DHC-2 kit (8 3-view markings drwgs); Protar D.K.W. 3-cylinder 350 CC Racer – review by Gordon Griffiths; A tale of two Morgans – three-wheeler cars by A Russell-Black (1/2 page drwgs); A pair of W.W.I Biplanes – modelling the Pfalz D.IIIA and Austro-Hungarian Phonix D.I by Ray Rimell (Pfalz D.IIIA scale drwgs); New To You? – survey of new releases; Latest Decals – reviews
Vol.3 No.6 June 1972
BN Islander Kit Review; Scratchbuilt D.H.2 (scale plans); Model Boats
Vol.3 No.7 July 1972
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Modelling the MG Midget series ‘TD’ – in 1/24th scale Part 1 by M Brett (drwgs & sketches); Visit to Heller; Book Reviews; The Soviet Osa Class missile patrol boat (1 page drwgs); Islander details – (2 pages scale drwgs); The Model Makers and their Models No.3 Rod Holland by Alex Campbell; British Model Soldier Society Competitions; Peacock Paperkits ‘Bluebell’ – reviewed by Geoffrey Deason; The Modelling Scene – reports on the card and plastic model market by Alex Campbell; Tamiya’s Vosper FPB ‘Perkasa’ – conversion to radio control by Ian Peacock (sketches); New To You? – survey of new releases
Vol.3 No.8 August 1972
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Williams Bros Wright J5 Whirlwind – reviewed by Ray Rimell; Modelling the MG Midget series ‘TD’ – in 1/24th scale Part 2 by M Brett (drwgs & sketches); Hawker Siddeley Nimrod – conversion from 1/144th Airfix Comet IV by Pat Lloyd (2 pages scale drwgs); Luftwaffe Camouflage & Markings Part 2 (sic): Bob Jones (6 markings diagrams); Krivak class fast Destroyer/Escort – by Bob Sweet (1 page drwgs); Modelling Locomotives in Card + Hints for additional detail on ‘Bluebell’ by Geoffrey Deason; Recommended Reading – books reviewed; New To You? – survey of new releases
Vol.3 No.9 September 1972
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Esci 1/9th B.M.W. R75 part 1 reviewed by Bill Hearne; Revell’s 1/32 scale Mosquito Mk.IV Bomber – kit review; Modelling the MG Midget series ‘TD’ – in 1/24th scale Part 3 by M Brett (drwgs & sketches); Albatros D.V and D.Va – described by Ian Stair (2 pages scale drwgs); Albatros Kits Reviewed by Ray Rimell; Tamiya 1/35 STUG III reviewed by Bob Jones; The Modelling Scene – news of recent card and plastic models by Alex Campbell; New To You? – survey of new releases
Vol.3 No.10 October 1972
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; ‘Tony’ & ‘Nick’ – new Revell kits reviewed by Bob Jones; 1/72nd Kawasaki Ki.45 Toryu ‘Nick’ – reviewed; Meet The Model Makers No.5 Owen Fee by Alex Campbell; Esci 1/9th B.M.W. R75 part 2 reviewed by Bill Hearne; French Escadrille Markings 1914-1918 by Norman Witcomb (3 pages drwgs + 6 insignia drwgs); Modelling the MG Midget series ‘TD’ – in 1/24th scale Part 4 by M Brett (drwgs & sketches); Recommended Reading – reviewed by Bob Jones; New To You? – survey of new releases
Vol.3 No.11 November 1972
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Czech-mate in card modelling Stutz ‘1914 Roadster’ – reviewed by Geoffrey Deason; What makes a World Champion? – flying scale model aircraft; Book Reviews; Classics of French Aviation – Morane Saulnier ‘N’ (3 sketches); Making the Morane ‘N’ in plastic card in 1/48th scale (2 pages scale drwgs); The Pioneer Years: Voisin of 1909 (2 pages scale drwgs + engine 2-view); Curtiss Hawk 75 of the Armee de l’Air (2 pages scale drwgs); Royal Swedish Navy Motor Torpedo Boat – The Plejad class by Bob Sweet (1 page drwgs); New To You? – survey of new releases
Vol.3 No.12 December 1972
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Gloster Meteor Conversions by Bryan Philpott (1 page drwgs + 5 tone profile and plan views); Soviet Patrol vessel ‘Kronstadt’ class (1 page drwgs); Recommended Reading – book reviews by R C Jones; Meet The Model Makers No.6 Fred Henderson by Alex Campbell; IPMS (Birmingham) Convention at Leamington; Army Aviation Colours … from Airfix – Army Air Corps markings; IMC 1/25th model Dodge Fargo – by Alan Young (drwgs); Hendon Reborn in the New Royal Air Force Museum; Indoor Flying Scale Cardington; New To You? – survey of new releases
Vol.4 No.1 January 1973
[Now A4 size] 1/24th Scale LVG Aircraft model
Vol.4 No.2 February 1973
Frog Hawker Tempest Review (Tempest I-VI scale plans);
Vol.4 No.3 March 1973
Airfix 1/72 Hannover super detailing
Vol.4 No.4 April 1973
Red Baron’s Fokker Dr.I; Hawker Hart variants
Vol.4 No.5 May 1973
[incorporating Model Cars] Motoring History in Card – Geoffrey Deason models a vintage racing engine; Post Bag Comment; Slot Car Racing 1: Reading’s First 1/32nd Open meeting by Ross Brawn, 2: A 12-hr Enduro at Wonderland Raceways by Paul Laurance, 3: Rob Dominy Takes 1973 Formula 32 National Champs by John Dominy; Nuremberg – European Trade Fair new models; Scale Modeller’s Portfolio: Martin B-26 Marauder by G R Duval (3 pages scale drwgs), Marauder Models, Marauder Decor by R.C. ‘Bob’ Jones; Fairey Firefly – FROG Firefly I and Airfix Firefly V kit reviews; New To You? – survey of new items by Bob Jones: Nitto Boeing 747; Car Models by Wingrove – the models of Gerald A Wingrove; New To You? cont’d – Fujimi 1:76 Tanks, Bandai 1:48 Military Series, Models from Matchbox, Recent W.W.II aircraft, More Waterlines; March Formula 1 Part 2 – 721X & 721G (3 pages drwgs); Fairey Firefly cont’d; Trade Trends: Latest in Die-Cast and Slot; Autominology – die-cast model cars by Reg Miles
Vol.4 No.6 June 1973
[incorporating Model Cars] Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Photo Contest Winners; Nichimo Fuji FA-200 Aerosuburu (detail sketches); SEPECAT Jaguar production version (4 pages scale drwgs); First Move: No.1 in our beginners series – building the Hasegawa F-102; Air News by John W R Taylor; The Last Tottenham Slot Racing Open by Micheal Meyerowitz; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed; McLaren M20 – by John Wood & Roger Taylor (2 pages drwgs); Autominology – die-cast model cars by Reg Miles; Marine Modelling: Tallin Fast Fleet Escort by Bob Sweet (1 page drwgs); Micromodel Locos by Peter L Gray; Classics in Metal – the Hubley die-cast range by W Laraine; Storage Problems? – making a wall-hung display case by Micheal Ainsworth; Collectors Corner – model cars by Cecil Gibson
Vol.4 No.7 July 1973
Hasegawa F-86 Sabre detailing
Vol.4 No.8 August 1973
[incorporating Model Cars] Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; First Move: No.2 Making a vacuum formed plastic model biplane: Sopwith Snipe; First Move Data File – Snipe photo feature; Skyland models – an inside look at professional modelmaking; Autominology – die-cast model cars by Reg Miles; Gloster’s Gladiator (1 page scale drwgs); Marine Modelling: Soviet Destroyer Skory by Bob Sweet (1 page drwgs); History Rediscovered: American Voisin at Old Rhinebeck by Harry Woodman; Celebrating Le Mans: C-Type Jaguar & Gulf Mirage Long Tail by John Wood & Roger Taylor (2 pages drwgs); National Flying Scale Championships – pictorial; Air News by John W R Taylor; Tamiya Tyrrell Ford F-1 – reviewed by Alec Gee; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed; 1/24th scale Thurso Lifeboat; Pit Chatter – slot car racing news
Vol.4 No.9 September 1973
F-14A prototypes in-depth (scale plans); Fleet Air Arm Colours
Vol.4 No.10 October 1973
[incorporating Model Cars] Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Bookshelf – new publications reviewed; Delta’s Savoia Marchetti S-55X – reviewed (1 page col drwgs); Readers Letters; New Decals – reviewed; Tamiya British Infantry Tank Mk II Matilda – reviewed by Bob Jones; Air News by John W R Taylor (Bede BD5J 3-view drwg); First Move: No.3 Waterline plastic ship models; Marine Modelling: Soviet Guided Missile Destroyer ‘Kanin’ class by Bob Sweet (1 page drwgs); Paris Colours – aircraft markings at the Paris Air Show; New Die-Casts; Porsche Carrera – by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Heller BMW R750/5 – reviewed; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed; Autominology – die-cast model cars by Reg Miles
Vol.4 No.11 November 1973
Revell 1/32 Harrier review (Updated GR.1/T.2 scale plans); Racing Car
Vol.4 No.12 December 1973
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; First Move: No.4 DH Sea Tiger – conversion to Tiger Moth seaplane (1 page scale drwgs); Making A Modelmaker – professional college course by J G Gaylard; Marine Modelling: Soviet Destroyer ‘Kotlin Sam II’ class by Bob Sweet (1 page drwgs); Hawker Hurricane – Hurricane kits reviewed (1 page sketches); Autominology – die-cast model cars by Reg Miles; Bandai Dennis Motor Fire-Engine – reviewed by Alan Young (1 page drwg); Readers Letters; BMW CSL – by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed (1 page Letov S328 scale drwgs)
Vol.5 No.1 January 1974
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Hawker Tomtit (1/2 page scale drwgs); Marine Modelling: HMS Bristol by Bob Sweet (1 page drwgs); Pyrene Pathfinder airfield crash truck by A M Young (1 page scale drwgs); Helpful data on Hawker Hurrricane Camouflage & Markings by Bob Jones, Another look at the Airfix Hurricane, Hurrcane noses; New Die-Casts; English Electric (BAC) Canberra (1 page scale drwgs); Tamiya John Player Special Lotus 72D – reviewed; RAF Museum Aircraft in Miniature No.1 SE5A (1 page scale drwgs); Autominology – die-cast model cars by Reg Miles; Tecno F.1 – by John Wood & Roger Taylor (2 page drwgs); AMT Ford C.600 City Delivery Truck; Air News by John W R Taylor; Reader’s Letters; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed; Revellations – Revell (GB) plans for 1974
Vol.5 No.2 February 1974
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Focus On A 1/32 Hawker Typhoon – Revell’s model reviewed by Ray Rimell (1 page scale drwgs); Fokker D.VII by Norman Witcomb (1 page scale drwgs); Kovozavody Prostejov: An Insight – visit to KP models by R W Parnell; Egypt’s MiGs – MiG-2PF and MiG-21MF conversions by Sadiq al Misr (2 pages drwgs); Furies: A photofile – Hawker Fury biplane pictorial; First Move: No.5 Scratch building a 1912 Blackburn Monoplane Part 1 by Ray Rimell (1 page scale drwgs); Marine Modelling: Sverdlov Class Cruiser by Bob Sweet (2 pages drwgs); Autominology – die-cast model cars by Reg Miles; RAF Museum Aircraft in Miniature No.2 Lysander by Clive Hall (2 pages scale drwgs + 1 page sketches); New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.5 No.54 March 1974
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; RAF Museum Aircraft in Miniature No.3 Sopwith Triplane by Ray Rimell (1 page scale drwgs + 1 page sketches); FROG Fairey Swordfish Mk. I – reviewed (2 pages scale drwgs); Readers letters; Skycradle – a unique model by R Hogben; Kit of the Month: Hasegawa Messerchmitt Me 163B Komet reviewed (perspective drwg); Post War Years – aircraft kit comments and news; IPMS 1973 Champs; Marine Modelling: Soviet Destroyer ‘Tashkent’ by Bob Sweet (1 page drwgs); F5000 Trojan T101 – by John Wood & Roger Taylor (2 page drwgs); A Study In Silver by F G Morris; Autominology – die-cast model cars by Reg Miles; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.5 No.55 April 1974
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Aeroplanatomy No.1: The Il-2 by Harry Woodman (2 pages scale drwgs); Reader’s Letters; RAF Museum Aircraft in Miniature No.4 Hunter F.5 by Clive Hall (1 page scale drwgs); Model Engineer Exhibition 1974; Tamiya John Player Special Formula One by Steve Archibald; Colditz Glider (3-view drwg); Autominology – die-cast model cars by Reg Miles; The First Marklin Post-War Series – die-cast vehicles by Dr. Cecil Gibson; Marine Modelling: Soviet Destroyer ‘Storoshevoi’ 1936 by Bob Sweet (1 page drwgs); First Move: No.5 Scratch building a 1912 Blackburn Monoplane Part 2 by Ray Rimell; 1974 Trade Fairs Checklist; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.5 No.56 May 1974
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Delta Macchi MC 72 – reviewed; Photo Quiz; Autominology – die-cast model cars by Reg Miles; Scale Mail – readers letters; Brabham BT42 – by John Wood & Roger Taylor (3 pages drwgs); Kit Of The Month: Revell Beaufighter – reviewed; ‘He Who Dares!’ – recollections of combat flying in Beaufighters by S/Ldr C D Pain; (cutaway, cockpit drwg, 2 pages scale drwgs); RAF Museum Aircraft in Miniature No.5 Sopwith Camel by Ray Rimell (1 page scale drwgs, 2 pages cutaway); Hints & Tips; Marine Modelling: Soviet Destroyer ‘Leningrad’ 1935 by Bob Sweet (1 page drwgs); Reader’s Showcase; Ford Turbine Engine – by Alan Young (1 page drwgs); Corsair II – Matchbox Vought A-7 kit reviewed; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed; Cockpit Corner No.1 DH.9A – instrument panel details
Vol.5 No.57 June 1974
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Roland C.II – improving the Airfix model; Gloster Gamecock (1 page scale drwgs); Aladdin Miniature – David Bowie figure; Marine Modelling: Soviet Corvette ‘Grisha’ class & ‘Nanuchka’ class by Bob Sweet (1 page drwgs); Kit Of The Month: Tamiya Datsun 240ZG – reviewed by Alan Young; Conversion Corner: USCG Chopper – HH-3E to HH-3F conversion by Richard Marmo; Reader’s Showcase – pictorial; RAF Museum Aircraft in Miniature No.6 Spitfire 24 by Clive Hall (1 page tone drwgs); New Decals – reviewed; Cockpit Corner No.2 Heinkel He 177 – instrument panel details; Scale Mail – reader’s letters; Proteus Bluebird – by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Autominology – die-cast model cars by Reg Miles; Photo Quiz No.2; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed; Hints & Tips
Vol.5 No.58 July 1974
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Recommended Reading – new books reviewed; Beaufighter Part 2 – camouflage and markings by R C ‘Bob’ Jones (1 page detail drwgs); Marine Modelling: ‘Duquesne’ French Guided Missile Frigate by Bob Sweet (1 page drwgs); New Ship Kits; Scale Mail – reader’s letters; Monogram M3 Grant Tank – reviewed by Bob Jones; Kit Of The Month: Revell Mirage III – reviewed by Clive Hall; Reader’s Showcase; Autominology – die-cast model cars by Reg Miles; British Model Soldier Society – National Competitions 1974; Horse Drawn Farm Cart – by S Brennan (1 page drwgs + 1 page detail sketches); Photo Quiz No.3; Cockpit Corner No.3 Avro Anson T.20 – instrument panel details; Chevrolet Camaro – by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1.5 pages drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed; Hints & Tips
Vol.5 No.59 August 1974
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Aeroplanatomy No.2: Hansa Brandenburg D.I – by Harry Woodman (2 pages scale drwgs); Space Model Survey – by Matt Irvine; Pocher Mercedes Benz Cabriolet 500K kit; Kit Of The Month/Marine Modelling: Hasegawa ‘Akagi’ – reviewed by Alec Gee; Shizuoka PLA 1974 Hobby Show visit; Matchbox Walrus Mk.I reviewed; Hints & Tips; RAF Museum Aircraft in Miniature No.7 Mosquito by Clive Hall; Photo Quiz No.4; Recommended Reading – new books reviewed; Scale Mail – reader’s letters; Reader’s Showcase; Autominology – die-cast model cars by Reg Miles; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.5 No.60 September 1974
Modelling the RAF Museum’s Hawker Hart; Trucks; Russian Tank Kit; Vacform WW1 Aircraft
Vol.5 No.61 October 1974
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Tamiya SAS Jeep – reviewed by Bob Jones; Hints & Tips – ‘tricks of the trade’ by Bob Jones; Autominology – die-cast model cars by Reg Miles; Scale Mail – reader’s letters; The Baron Lives! – 54 mm figure conversion; Japanese Plastics – visits to Nitto and Nagano kit manufacturers; Red Arrows 1:72 – modelling nine Folland Gnats (pictorial close-up), RAF trainer scheme – Gnat colours, the Yellowjacks; Porsche 917/30 – by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1/2 page drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed by Bob Jones
Vol.5 No.62 November 1974
Scale Topics – misc. modelling news; Boeing P-26 ‘Peashooter’ (1 page scale drwgs); RAF Museum Aircraft in Miniature No.9 Vickers Wellington by Clive Hall (2 pages tone drwgs); A Bygone Brougham – horse and carriage; Farnborough 1974 – Through The Lens; Recent Die-casts Reviewed; French Escadrille Markings WW1; Autominology – die-cast model cars by Reg Miles; Scale Perfection by Gerald Wingrove; Marine Modelling: Chapaev Soviet Cruiser by Bob Sweet; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed; Scale Mail – readers letters
Vol.5 No.63 December 1974
This Month; Model of the Month: An operating Model Gnome Rotary Engine from California; A Small Tornado: Hawker’s prototype in 1/144th – conversion project by R W Liddiard; Carlton Racing Cycle – scale models by Alan Matravers; Auto File: J.P.S.9 by John Wood and Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Bookshelf – book reviews; Marine Modelling: Type IX U.Boats of WWII – by John Batchelor (2 pages drwgs), Nichimo U-Boat reviewed by Bob Jones; Subject for Scale: Gloster Gorcock (1 page scale drwgs); A Pair of Blackbirds – YF-12A & SR-71 models; Museum Visit No.1 Royal Scottish Museum by A J Tropp; Die Cast Scene by Reg Miles; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed; The trials and tribulations of bulding 9 Gnats – plus!! by N C Pyne; Scale Mail – readers letters
Vol.6 No.64 January 1975
This Month; Do-X, A Teutonic Titan in 1/144th Scale by Otaki – kit review; Auto File: Lola F.1 T370 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Scale Mail – readers letters; Marine Modelling: HMS Lion in Plastic Card – by Harry Woodman (1 page drwgs); Frog Spitfire VIII/IX Kit review – by Bob Jones (3 views of Spitfire VIII); Let’s Be Practical…and consider Dioramas – by I T E Thwaites; The Ultimate Harrier: Airfix 1/24th scale Super Kit – reviewed by Pat Lloyd (1 cutaway drwg), Improving the Harrier – phototips by Pat Lloyd; Die Cast Scene by Reg Miles; Bookshelf – book reviews; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed; A Racing Corsair – FG-1D conversion by J Bingham (1 page drwgs); Accessories Department – new model accessories reviewed
Vol.6 No.65 February 1975
This Month; USAF F-15 Eagle (3 pages scale drwgs); Bookshelf – book reviews; Rumpler C.IV – scratchbuilt by Ray Rimell and Ian Stair (1 page scale drwgs); Die Cast Scene by Reg Miles; Marine Modelling: HMS Sheffield – by Bob Sweet (2 pages drwgs); Die Cast Scene Extra; Auto File: AVS DN3 Shadow by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Scale Mail – readers letters; IPMS Canada ‘Random Thoughts’; Museum Visit: To Milan – Italian National Museum of Science and Technology; Lockheed’s 5000th P-38J Lightning – paint conversion by Richard Marmo (markings drwgs); Humbrol – Home of Authentic colours; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed; IPMS Championships 1974
Vol.6 No.66 March 1975
This Month; C Rupert Moore – recorder of aircraft markings; Marine Modelling: Submarines of the Royal Navy for World War Two Wargamers: ‘T’ class Submarines – by John Lambert (1 page drwgs); Gakken Jaguar SS100 – reviewed by Maurice Brett; A Racing Airacobra – conversion by John Bingham (1 page drwgs); Auto File: Texaco-Marlboro McLaren M23 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (2 pages drwgs); Tamiya McLaren M23 kit – reviewed by Bob Jones; Hints and Tips – storage case for paint tinlets; Let’s Be Practical…and build an RAF Aerodrome Diorama – by Ian D Huntley (1 page drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed; Die Cast Scene by Reg Miles; Model Engineer Exhibition 1974-75; IPMS Champs 1974
Vol.6 No.67 April 1975
This Month; Auto File: Matra Simca 670 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); New to You? Trade Fair Special – new kits for 1975, kit reviews; Marine Modelling: Submarines of the Royal Navy for World War Two Wargamers: Part 2: The ‘S’ class – by John Lambert (1 page drwgs); Die Cast Scene by Reg Miles; Thruxton Jackaroo – Tiger moth conversion by George A Cull and Maurice Brett (1 page scale drwgs + 2 page sketches); Let’s Be Practical…and build an RAF Aerodrome Diorama Part 2: Airfield Equipment – by Ian D Huntley (2 pages drwgs); Scale Mail – readers letters; Card Modelling by Geoffrey Deason
Vol.6 No.68 May 1975
This Month; Avro 504K – by R L Rimell and A A P Lloyd (1 page scale drwgs + detial photos); Scale Mail – readers letters; Road Wheels: A Civilian Breakdown Truck – AEC matador conversion by David E Jane(1 page drwgs); Let’s Be Practical…and consider Special Effects – diorama photography by Ian D Huntley (5 sketches); Personal Archives – 1930s aircraft photos; Marine Modelling: Submarines of the Royal Navy for World War Two Wargamers: Part 3: The ‘U’ anmd ‘V classes – by John Lambert (1 page drwgs); Biro Bic Finalists 1974; Auto File: The Ferrari 312 B3 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Museum Visit: Planes of Fame, Chino by Jack Headley; Die Cast Scene by Reg Miles; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.6 No.69 June 1975
This Month; A Question Of Scale Colour – by Ian Huntley (3 sketches); Airfix Sopwith Pup – kit review by R l Rimell (1/2 page scale drwgs + 5 sketches), Pup Conversion 1 – trainer, Pup Conversion 2 – nightfighter, Pup Conversion 3 – Type 9901a, Pup Conversion 4 – HMS Furious, Pup Porfolio – photo feature; Personal Archives – Luftwaffe photos; Marine Modelling: US Navy Battleship Colours of World War Two – by Chris Ellis; Rareplanes Connie – vacform model reviewed by Bob Corley; Junkers Ju 188 by Steve Archibald (2 pages scale drwgs + 2 tone profiles + 2 pages detail sketches); Die Cast Scene by Reg Miles; Bookshelf – book reviews; 4×4 Logging Lorry Conversion – AEC Matador conversion by David Jane (1 page drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed; Auto File: Alfa-Romeo T33/12 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs)
Vol.6 No.70 July 1975
This Month; Marine Modelling: Revell U-47 reviewed by R C Jones; Mercedes-Benz 540K From Gakken – reviewed by David Jane; Personal Archives – Aircraft in Egypt in WW2; Frog’s Gloster Javelin FAW.9/9R – reviewed by Bob Corley; 6×6 Crane Lorry Conversion – AEC Matador conversion by David Jane (1 page drwgs); Bookshelf – book reviews; Scale Mail – readers letters; Rareplanes Fulmar – vac form model reviewed by Bob Jones; Auto File: Tyrrell 007 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (2 pages drwgs); Die Cast Scene by Reg Miles; The Luftwaffe’s Arrow: Dornier Do 335 by A L Bentley (5 pages scale drwgs, cutaway, 1 col profile, cockpit details, landing gear details); New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.6 No.71 August 1975
This Month; Card Modelling: Marine card models by Geoffrey Deason; Marine Modelling: The Cutty Sark by A Taylor; Lancaster: A Masterpiece in 1/48th Scale from Tamiya – reviewed; Avro Vulcan B. Mk.2 – aircraft conversion by D Jane (2 pages drwgs); Let’s Be Practical: Working with Magnifiers by I T Thwaites; Auto File: Lancia Stratos by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Die Cast Scene by Reg Miles; Lancaster Camouflage and Markings (4 tone profiles); RAF Steeple Claydon – hints on model photography by I D Huntley; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.6 No.72 September 1975
This Month; Card Modelling: St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle by Micheal Pickwoad; Southampton – Contrail vacu form model by Hugh Markham (detail sketches); Bookshelf – book reviews; Die Cast Scene by Reg Miles; Aeroplanatomy No.3: Fairey Seafox by Harry Woodman (2 pages scale drwgs, 1 tone profile, camouflage drwg); Die Cast Scene Extra: Two 1/43rd scale automobiles; Aero Guns: No.1 Mauser MG 151/120, MG 151/15 drawn by A L Bentley; Auto File: Surtees TS 16 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Duxford ’75 – warbirds airshow pictorial; Scale Mail – readers letters; Old Warden Scale Spectacular; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed; Let’s Be Practical: A Simple Rigging Improvement by I T Thwaites
Vol.6 No.73 October 1975
This Month; de Havilland DH.9 – drawn and described by Maurice Brett (1 page scale drwgs), Modelling the ‘Nine’ by Ray Rimell, DH.9 Colours by C. Rupert Moore; Let’s Be Practical: Second use for household objects explained by R D Halley; Small Scale Model Buildings – by G Douglas (1 pages drwgs); Die Cast Scene by Reg Miles; Marine Modelling: USS Knox – by Bob Sweet (2 pages drwgs); Super Detailing The Airfix Bentley – by Noel Smith; Spotlight on the Airfix Short Skyvan – reviewed by Bob Jones (detail photos); Bookshelf – book reviews; Canadian Lanc – by Simon G Boothroyd; Card Modelling: Modelling In The ’20s – by P. O’Keefe; Tucktonia, The First Steps; Scale Mail – readers letters; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.6 No.74 November 1975
Hawker Typhoon (scale plans); Scratchbuilt Zeppelin; Warneford’s Morane; Scratchbuilt Traction Engine
Vol.6 No.75 December 1975
This Month; Die Cast Scene by Reg Miles; Road Wheels: Some Recent Heavies From A.M.T. – by Ted Taylor; Scale Mail – readers letters; Bookshelf – book reviews; US Model Contest; 1/48th Monogram B-17G Review; Visit to “Matchbox”; Vimy Conversions – vacu form kit conversion by Hugh Markham; Those Were The Days: Building a Skybird kit – by Peter Cooksley; Piper Cherokees – by Charles Cain and Edward Crudgington (2 pages scale drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.7 No.76 January 1976
Tallboy Bomb Colours; Lancaster B.1(special); Hasegawa Fw 190D
Vol.7 No.77 February 1976
Model Photography
Vol.7 No.78 March 1976
This Month; Model Engineer Exhibition; Hesketh Type 308 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); IPMS Champs 1975 at Hendon – by R G Moulton; “Another Fine Mess” – Diorama with a difference by Ray Rimell; Aircraft Machine Guns of the Past No.2 The Hotchkiss Portative by Harry Woodman; Aeroplanatomy No.4 Gotha Part 2 – by Harry Woodman (1 page detail sketches); Road Wheels: 1937 12 Cylinder Packard, David Jane reviews the Bandai kit; Die Cast Scene by Reg Miles; Colour Comment: Luftwaffe Finishes by Ian Huntley; Messerchmitt Bf 110C – Tips for Revell kit modellers from the files of Bob Jones; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.7 No.79 April 1976
This Month; Aeroplanatomy No.4 Gotha Part 3 – by Harry Woodman (5 markings drwgs); Trade Fair Report – New kits for 1976; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed; Dornier Do 335 Concluded – Do 335A-6 scale 3-view + A-10/A-11 trainer details by A L Bentley; Marine Modelling: Icelandic Coast Guard Gunboat ‘Aegir’ by R A Sweet (1/2 page drwgs); By-Planes Bucker Bu 133 Jungmeister – vacu form kit by Ray Rimell (1 page scale drwgs); Scale Mail – readers letters; Junkers Ju 87 – Revell kit review by Bob Jones; Elf Tyrrell Project 34 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Trade Fair Report – Part 2; A Lightning From Odds & Ends – scratchbuilt model by E Richards; Die Cast Scene by Reg Miles; Bookshelf – book reviews
Vol.7 No.80 May 1976
Monogram 1/48 Bf 109E Review & Super Detailing
Vol.7 No.81 June 1976
This Month; Horsa Glider Colours by Les Whitehouse (3 tone profiles); Aero Guns No.2 MK 108 R.B. 30 mm Cannon; Die Cast Scene by Reg Miles; Let’s Be Practical…And Appreciate Junk! by I.T. Thwaites; Museum Visit: Musee de l’Air by Ron Moulton; March 751/761 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (2 page drwgs); A ‘Quirk of Fate’ – The Royal Aircraft Factory BE 2c by Ray Rimell and Ian Stair (1 page scale drwgs), Modelling the B.E.2c (1 fig); Biro Bic 1975 Awards; A Scratchbuilt B-17 Fortress in 1:48 by E. Mellina; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.7 No.82 July 1976
This Month; Museum Visit: Old Rhinebeck by Ron Moulton; Scale Mail – readers letters; Bookshelf – book reviews; Let’s Be Practical: Charlie Brown Comes to Town – Apollo 10 capsule by Ian Thwaites; Scottish Aviation Bulldog – simple conversion (1 page 4-view tone drwg); Junkers Ju 88 by Ian Stair (3 pages scale drwgs + 2 pages detail sketches); March 751/761 Part 2 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (no drwgs); Aero Guns No.2 MK 108 R.B. 30 mm Cannon (scale drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed; Die Cast Scene by Reg Miles; Road Wheels: Matador Conversions by David E Jane (1 page drwgs)
Vol.7 No.83 August 1976
This Month; Messerchmitt Bf 110C – Fujimi kit review by Steve Archibald (1.5 pages tone drwgs); Gitanes-Ligier JS5 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); ‘Ace High’ – The new EMI Film Production reviewed by R L Rimell; Let’s Be Practical… and consider Paper Jigging by Ian D. Huntley (1 diag); Marine Modelling: The Entex Titanic by R L Rimell Part 1: They called her unsinkable (1 page RMS Olympic drwg); Die Cast Scene by Reg Miles; Monogram – Inside the famous U.S. factory; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.7 No.84 September 1976
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Photo Etching – a study in miniature by Harry Woodman; Grumman F-14A Tomcat – Airfix model kit review by Rick De Meis (1 page IIAF markings drwg); Marine: The Entex Titanic by R L Rimell Part 2: A kit to remember (7 figs); An Anglicised Phantom – converting the Revell 1:32 kit to RAF FGR.2 by T. Perry (1 sketches); Tucktonia Opens – visit to miniature city by John Wylie; Auto: Surtees TS19 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Space Model Survey Part 2 by Mat Irvine; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.7 No.85 October 1976
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Fighters of the Thirties by Peter Grey (7 tone profiles of RAF aircraft); Auto: ‘America’s Mightiest’ 1931 Duesenberg by Gerald Wingrove; The Airfix Canberra – kit reviewed by Janek Sobotnicki (1 drwg); Marine: The Entex Titanic by R L Rimell Part 3: A kit to remember cont’d (7 figs); Auto: Updating Kenworth – mods for the AMT by Ted Taylor (1 page drwgs); Duxford Treasures – IWM storehouse by R G Moulton; Auto: Brabham BT45 Alfa Romeo by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.7 No.86 November 1976
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Museum Visit – National Air and Space Museum Washington D.C., USA; Auto: Chevrolet Super Corvette by Fielden Lundy (1 page drwgs); Focus on the Pfalz D.III/D.IIIa – modifications and corrections to the Aurora Kit by R L Rimell (6 tone profiles + 3 sketches); Auto: The Entex Rolls Royce Phantom III – reviewed by David E Jane; Fighters of the Thirties by Peter Grey (Finnish Gladiator ski drawings); Marine: Build U S N – US Navy ship colours by Roger Chesneau; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.7 No.87 December 1976
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; ‘Friedrich’ – A study of the Messerchmitt Bf 109F by Les Whitehouse (1 page scale drwgs); Highway Pioneers – model cars by Cecil Gibson; Keep on Truckin’: The ERTL International Transtar Eagle II kit reviewed by Ted Taylor; Building a ‘Super Zeppelin’ by Bill Vandersteen (2 pages scale drwgs); The Destroyer Obraztsovy by Anthony Preston (1 page drwgs); Focus on the Pfalz D.III/D.IIIa Part 2 – modifications and corrections to the Aurora Kit by R L Rimell (1 page sketches); Farnborough 76 – American Participation photos; Auto: The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT ‘Breadvan’ by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.8 No.88 January 1977
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; Messerchmitt Bf 109F colours Part 2 by Les Whitehouse (2 pages tone drwgs); Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Monogram’s B-24J Liberator – kit review (1 page aircraft details photos); Tribute to the Liberator Part 1 by Ken Merrick and Pat Lloyd (1 page scale drwgs); Heller ‘Le Soleil Royal’ ship reviewed by J A Tilley; Diecasts: Visit to Auto Replicas by Reg Miles; Out In Front: Propellers by Ian Huntley (21 drgs of aircraft propellers and associated equipment); Auto: The 1976 Jaguar XJ12 Coupe by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.8 No.89 February 1977
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; Messerchmitt Bf 109F Part 3 – kit reviews by Les Whitehouse; Bandai Packard V-12 Sedan kit reviewed by David Jane; Tribute to the Liberator Part 2 by Ken Merrick and Pat Lloyd (1 side view drwgs); Marine: A 1/48th scale Titanic from cardboard by Roberto Pirrone; Keep on Truckin’: The Modern Arabian Camel – truck body conversion by Ted Taylor (2 pages scale drwgs); Playing Solitaire by Andrew Williams; The Microscale decal system – reviewed by Ray Rimell; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Auto: Triumph TR7 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.8 No.90 March 1977
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; Auto: ‘Wikings, Volkswagens & Various’ – VW promotionals by A Turner; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Junkers Ju 87 Stuka – Airfix 1/24 scale kit reviewed by Les Whitehouse (1 page tone profiles, Ju 87B-1 conversion drawings); Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b – scratchbuilt by Alexander Adam (1 page tone profiles); Auto: Hunt versus Lauda – Mclaren M23 and Ferrari 312T2 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (2 pages drwgs); The First of the Many – Spitfire Prototype by Harry Robinson (1 page scale drwgs); 1976 National Championships Report; Marine: HMS Belfast 54 mm figures diorama by Cesare Milani; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.8 No.91 April 1977
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Auto: ‘Wikings, Volkswagens & Various’ – VW promotionals Part 2 by A Turner; The 46th Model Engineer Exhibition; Hasegawa 1:32 Skyhawk reviewed by Bob Corley (1 page tone profiles); Wings – Insight into the models and aircraft used in the TV serial; Auto: Porsche 935 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (2 pages drwgs); Junkers Ju 87 Stuka – Airfix 1/24 scale kit reviewed Part 2 by Les Whitehouse (1 page Ju 87C drawings); Unlocking The Luftwaffe’s Secrets: RX-12 – April Fool aircraft model; Trade Fairs 1977 – New Releases
Vol.8 No.92 May 1977
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Hasegawa MiG-25 Foxbat – kit review by Rick De Meis; Marine: Prinz Eugen Part 1 by Roger Chesneau; “The Friendly Enemy” 527th TFTAS Camouflage Variations by A D Lovelock and G Long (2 pages tone drwgs); Heinkel He 111 colours (2 pages col profiles); Achieving A Good Looking Heinkel – improving the Frog He 111 kit by Ian D Huntley (8 figures); A Civilian Thorneycroft Amazon – conversion by David Jane (1/2 page scale drwg); Highlights of the Trade Fairs – new kits for 1977; Keep on Truckin’: Latest ‘Heavies’ From AMT and ERTL by Ted Taylor (1 page sketches); New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed; Frog Lancaster 1/72 scale reviewed
Vol.8 No.93 June 1977
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; Marine: Prinz Eugen Part 2 by Roger Chesneau; Pigmented Cellulose No.10 …the last word? British WW1 aircraft camouflage finish explained by Ian D Huntley (1 page col drwgs); Grumman F-14 Tomcat – updated drawings for the F-14A by A A P Lloyd (2 pages scale drwgs); Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; ‘The Flying Clog’ – Supermodel’s Blohm und Voss Bv 138 reviewed by Ray Rimell (1 page col drwgs); Auto: Mirage Cosworth GR8 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page col drwgs); Dignity & Impudence – 1930 RR Phantom 1 Fire Engine & 1913 Ford ‘T’ Fire Truck conversions by John Rixon (2 pages scale drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed; Exit, Phantom – Enter, F-111F by A D Lovelock and G Long
Vol.8 No.94 July 1977
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; More Dope – Aircraft finishes and doping schemes following WW1 by Bruce Robertson; Tamiya Porsche Turbo Type 934 reviewed by Steve Archibald (1 page col profiles); Glastonbury Abbey In Card – by Nicholas Gaffney; Marine: Prinz Eugen Part 3 by Roger Chesneau (2 pages drwgs); A Short History of The 81st Tactical Fighter Wing 1942-1977 by A D Lovelock and G Long (1 tone profile); Doing It The Card Way – plastic sheet scratchbuilding explained by Norman Witcomb (sketches); Auto: 1961 Ferrari Tipo 156 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.8 No.95 August 1977
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; Auto: Making Tyres – explained by Frank Willis (1 figure); Museum Visit: Strathallan – by J D Ferguson; Showman’s Engine – Plastruct kit reviewed by Ted Taylor; Diecasts: Cleaning up Castings – useful hints by Ian T. Thwaites; DH9 Revisited – WW1 two-seater by Maurice Brett (1 page scale drwgs); Messerschmitt Me 163 – Airfix and Heller kit reviews reviewed (1 page scale drwgs, 1 page col drwgs); Space Shuttle – modelled by Mat Irvine (1 page Boeing 747 transporter sketches, 1 page Shuttle drwgs); Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Fred Williams’ Miniature Workshop – described by Bill Hannan; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.8 No.96 September 1977
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; Paris Air Show 1977 – photo report; 1928 Leyland LB Type Bus – scratchbuilt by Frank Willis (scale drwgs); Antonov An-12 – colour notes and construction hints for the VEB/Plasitcart kit by David Nicolle (1 page tone profiles); Aeroplanatomy No.5: Short Singapore by Harry Woodman (2 page scale drwgs); Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Martin EB-57E – colour data by Tim English; Auto: 4.5 Litre Bentley Blower by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Museum Visit: East Fortune visited by G H Williamson; New To You? – new plastic kits reviewed
Vol.8 No.97 October 1977
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Aeroplanatomy No.5: Short Singapore Part 2 by Harry Woodman (2 pages sectional drwgs), Hugh Markham builds the Contrail Singapore kit; Warpaint: Hanriot HD1 1916 (1 page col drwgs); Kfir – modelling Israeli Aircraft Industries ‘Lion Cub’ by Dave Richardson (2 pages scale drwgs & tone drwgs); Auto: Renault RS01 by E B Becker (1 page drwgs); Monogram Fairchild A-10A kit review; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Diecasts Extra – building white metal auto kits by David Jane; New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed
Vol.8 No.98 November 1977
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; Kfir – postscript (1 page Kfir C-2 scale drwg & 1 page tone drwgs); Marine: Eagle Battle Series by A E Van Den Berghe; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Silver Jubilee Review of the RAF, Finningley July 27th; Revell Phantom F-4E – 1/32nd scale kit review by Ted Taylor (2 pages detail sketches); RAF Jubilee Colours – colour photos; The Silent Giant – Revell/Italaeri Me 321B kit review (1 page tone drwgs); Matchbox HMS Exeter – kit review by Roger Chesneau; Auto: Lotus 78 John Player Special by by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page col drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed
Vol.8 No.99 December 1977
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; The Silent Giant Part 2 – Revell/Italaeri Me 321B kit review (1 page sketches); Practicalities: Some Thoughts on Lining And Decorating – by I Thwaites; Space: A Vostok From The East – model reviewed by Mat Irvine; Felixstowe F2A Flying boats – data and colour notes by C Rupert Moore (2 pages scale drwgs); British Leyland Land Rover Ambulance from Tamiya – kit review by Mike Gould; Messerchmitt Bf 110G-4 and Blohm und Voss Bv 40 – scratchbult in 1:24 scale by Whit Vye; Rolls-Royce 1908 Silver Ghost – Entex kit reviewed by Noel Smith; Peter and the Wolf – fictional jet fighter model by Peter Marsh; Why does old Rupert make cardboard mock-ups?; New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed
Vol.9 No.100 January 1978
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Douglas A-20 Boston – by John Alcorn and A L Bentley (4 pages scale drwgs); Finnish Photo Techniques – photographing models by Osmo Rahja; Warpaint: Spitfire Mk 24 Colours – by Jerry Scutts (1 page col profiles); Diecasts Extra: Casadio’s Exacting Alfa Romeo Kit – reviewed; Omani Jaguar Colours – SOAF colour photos; Binbrook’s Lightning Colours by T M English and J G Ewen (no drwgs); Auto: Shadow DN8 Cosworth by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed
Vol.9 No.101 February 1978
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Stingalongamax – wasp-like fictional aircraft model by R Gates; Keep On Truckin’ – Latest ‘Heavies’ From AMT and ERTL – by Ted Taylor; De Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth – improving the Novo model (1 page scale drwgs, sketches); Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Germany’s V-2 Rocket – Part 1 by P Jenkins (2 pages scale drwgs); Spitfires of 80 Squadron – photos and markings of the Spitfire Mk.24 by Gordon Bowtle; Marine: HMS Challenger – by I T Thwaites; Douglas DB-7/A-20 Boston/Havoc Part 2 – by John Alcorn and A L Bentley (1 page col profiles, detail sketches); Auto: Ferrari 312P 1973 Sports Prototype by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed
Vol.9 No.102 March 1978
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; Diecasts Extra: Alan Smith’s Promotional Models and Transfers – by Ted Taylor; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Percival Proctor Mk IV in 1/72nd scale – modelling the Novo kit by G C Thomas (1 page scale drwgs, 1 page tone drwgs); Germany’s V-2 Rocket – Part 2 by P Jenkins (sectional and detail drwgs); Diecasts Extra: Visit to the Western Models factory in Surrey by Reg Miles; IPMS 1977 National Championships Report; Marine: Japan Torpedo Boat PT15 – Tamiya model reviewed by Roger Chesneau; Solido diecast auto kits reviewed by Steve Archibald; Modelling the RAF Museum’s Boulton Paul Defiant by Clive Hall; New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed
Vol.9 No.103 April 1978
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Trade Fair News – future kit releases; Auto: Mack Bulldog Dump Truck – superdetailing the 1/24th scale Monogram kit by John Rixon (1 page drwgs); Hasegawa Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb – kit review Part 1 (1 page col profiles); Auto: The Type 32 Bugatti Tank by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); 47th Model Engineer Exhibition; Space on Display – models in the Science Museum by I T Thwaites; New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed
Vol.9 No.104 May 1978
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Focke Wulf Fighter Part 1 – Fw 190 described (2 pages scale drwgs, 1 page col profiles); Beechcraft 17 – AMT 1/48th scale kit reviewed (2 pages scale drwgs); 47th Model Engineer Exhibition; Hasegawa Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb – kit review Part 2; Auto: Winning Ways With Wheels – spoked wheel and tyre construction techniques by Martin Ogilvie; Auto: Ensign N177 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed; Trade Fair News – new kit releases for 1978
Vol.9 No.105 June 1978
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Inview – forthcoming kit releases; Products – modelling product reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Vacform Tupolev Tu-20 Bear – Contrail kit reviewed by Bob Corley; Focke Wulf Fighter Part 2 – Fw 190 described (2 pages scale drwgs, 1 page col profiles); B-29 Superfortress (2 col profiles + model photos); Allchin Agricultural Engine – review of the Wills Finecast kit; They Don’t Come Any Bigger – Monogram’s B-29 reviewed; Shuttlemania – Space Shuttle kits reviewed by Mat Irvine (Shuttle and 747 markings tone drwg); New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed
Vol.9 No.106 July 1978
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Inview – forthcoming kit releases; Products – modelling product reviews; Focke Wulf Fighter Part 3 – Fw 190 described (2 pages scale drwgs, 1 page col profiles); Mibike’s Brough, it’s superior – Brough SS100 motorcycle kit review; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Diecasts: CG Hobby’s Group 4 Rally Escort – conversion by Peter Ager; Albatros Two-seaters of World War I No.1 Albatros B.I (1 page scale drwgs); Shuttlemania – more kit reviews by Mat Irvine; Auto: All That Glitters – The art of custom paint spraying explained by Ray Habgood; Auto: Entex 1931 Ford Model ‘A’ Van – review by David Jane; New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed
Vol.9 No.107 August 1978
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Inview – forthcoming kit releases; Products – modelling product reviews; Monogram’s B-25 – kit review by Jerry Scutts (1 page col profiles); Self-Raising Flower – John Piper’s Flower Class Corvette Part 1 – kit review; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Focke Wulf Fighter Part 4 – Fw 190 described (2 pages scale drwgs); Auto: Cunningham C-4RK of 1952 by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Close Encounters of the TV Kind – BBC spaceship models by Mat Irvine; The Not So Silent Giant – Revell/Italaeri Me 323 kit review (1 page tone profiles); New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed
Vol.9 No.108 September 1978
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Inview – forthcoming kit releases; Products – modelling product reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Albatros Two-seaters of World War I No.2 Albatros B.II (1 page scale drwgs); Self-Raising Flower – John Piper’s Flower Class Corvette Part 2 – kit review; Dornier Do 24 – Revell/Italaeri kit review (1 page col profiles); F-15 Eagle – (2 pages col drwgs); Agricultural Traction Engine – Plastruct kit review by Ted Taylor (1 page detail sketches); Warpaint: F-15 Eagle – colours and markings by Bob Corley; Close Encounters of the TV Kind, Part 2 – BBC spaceship models by Mat Irvine; All Quiet On The Plastics Front – WW1 aeroplane kits survey; New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed
Vol.9 No.109 October 1978
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Inview – forthcoming kit releases; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; The Early Griffon Spitfires – Spitfire F.XIV and PR.XIX Part 1 by Peter Cooke (2 pages scale drwgs + 1 page col drwgs); The Victor Mk 2 by Arthur Bentley (1 page col drwgs, 2 pages scale drwgs); Mercedes-Benz W 154 – review of the Casadio kit; Build a Gladiator Aerobatic Team – superdetailing the ‘Matchbox’ kit by Ray Rimell; Meteor Mk VIII – building the ‘Slipstream’ vacform kit by Geoff Prentice (1 page tone profiles); Sopwith F1 Camel by Ray Rimell (1 page col drwgs); Becalmed Buccaneers – we visit the RAF squadrons based at Honington by T Malcolm English; Auto: The Controversial Brabham BT 46/B by John Wood & Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Self-Raising Flower – John Piper’s Flower Class Corvette Part 3 – kit review; New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed
Vol.9 No.110 November 1978
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; The Early Griffon Spitfires – Spitfire F.XIV and PR.XIX Part 2 by Peter Cooke (1 pages scale drwgs + 1 page cockpit drwgs); Something Rather Special – LDM Pitt’s Special (1 page scale drwgs) and Cierva Autogyro by Ray Rimell; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; The Victor Mk 2 part 2 by Arthur Bentley (2 pages scale drwgs); Shuttlemania – a postscript by Mat Irvine; Albatros Two-seaters of World War I No.3 Albatros B.III (1 page scale drwgs); IPMS USA 1978 – National Convention Report by D Hannant; Tamiya Radio Control Leopard – kit review by John Wylie; New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed
Vol.9 No.111 December 1978
SAAB 37 Viggen (kit review, col photos, camouflage drwgs); Messerchmitt Bf 109G (kit review with tone drwg)
Vol.10 No.112 January 1979
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Inview – forthcoming kit releases; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Piper L-4H – Maurice Brett converts the Entex kit (1 page sketches); Marine: HMS Bounty Part 1 – by J A Tilley; WW1 Contest Results – poll of most wanted WW1 aircraft kits and photos of readers WW1 aircraft models; Albatros Two-seaters of World War I No.4 Albatros C.I (1 page scale drwgs); Auto: 1926 Mack A/C All Weather Logging Truck – John Rixon converts the Monogram kit (sketches); Diecasts: Limited Edition – An appreciation of white metal and resin vehicle kits by Cary Wade; Do You Get Enough From Your References? – by Geoff Prentice (misc aircraft photos); New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed
Vol.10 No.113 February 1979
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; Inview – forthcoming kit releases; A Way Round Wheels – making aircraft wheels by Maurice Brett; Anatomy of a Warplane 1: Messerschmitt Me 210/410 part 1 – by Paul Jenkins (2 pages scale drwgs); Marine: HMS Bounty Part 2 – by J A Tilley; RAF Model Update part 1 – modelling current RAF Harrier and Phantom aircraft by Neil Robinson (2 pages tone drwgs); Model Transport News No.1 Winter 1979 – by Iain Hines; Air Conversion: McDonnell Douglas DC-9 – David Todd modifies the Airfix kit (2 tone profiles); Diecasts Extra: Auto Replicas Frazer Nash T.T. Replica – reviewed by Cary Wade; New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed
Vol.10 No.114 March 1979
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Anatomy of a Warplane 1: Messerschmitt Me 210/410 part 2 – by Paul Jenkins (2 pages detail drwgs); Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; RAF Model Update part 2 – modelling current RAF Hawk aircraft by Neil Robinson (1 pages tone drwgs); Albatros Two-seaters of World War I No.5 Albatros C.III (1 page scale drwgs); Warpaint 3: Three Colourful Hunters – by Godfrey Mangion (3 col profiles); Marine: HMS Bounty Part 3 – by J A Tilley; 1978 IPMS National Championships Photo-Report; Diecasts Extra: David Jane builds the Transport Replica’s Renault TN6A ‘Paris Bus’; New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed (Junkers Ju 87B camouflage pattern tone drwgs)
Vol.10 No.115 April 1979
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; RAF Model Update part 3 – modelling current RAF Buccaneer aircraft by Neil Robinson (2 pages tone drwgs); Marine: USN Camouflage of W.W.2 – Part 1 by Del Palmieri; Model Engineer Exhibition – photo report; Auto: T For Two Times Seven – Chris Hall converts the Bandai Ford Model ‘T’ kit (scale drwgs); Getting the best from craft knives – by Ian Thwaites; Trade fair News – new kit releases for 1979; Model Engineer Exhibition – photo report 2; Kris-Air Commandos – C-46 Operations in Singapore by B C Stone; New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed
Vol.10 No.116 May 1979
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Inview – forthcoming kit releases; Products – modelling product reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Albatros Two-seaters of World War I No.6 Albatros C.V/16 (1 page scale drwgs); Marine: USN Camouflage of W.W.2 – Part 2 by Del Palmieri; Acrylic Paints for the Modeller – by Ian Thwaites; Scale DC-3 Colours (2 pages col drwgs); Fieseler Fi-156C Storch – Hasegawa 1/32nd scale kit reviewed by Joe Saki; Model Transport News No.2 Spring 1979 – by Iain Hines; Space Models at the Toyfairs – Mat Irvine reports; Nurnburg Novelties – future kit releases at the Trade Fairs; Warpaint 5: Fokker E.V (4 col profiles); Marine: HMS Bounty Part 4 – by J A Tilley; New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed
Vol.10 No.117 June 1979
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; A way with wood – wooden model aircraft by E J Vine; Lotus Esprit – review of the Bandai kit by D B Williams; Marine: USN Camouflage of W.W.2 – Part 3 by Del Palmieri; Monogram’s ‘Schwalbe’ – Me 262 kit review by Steve Archibald (1 page col drwgs, 1 page scale drwgs); Basic Bases – model display bases by Geoff Prentice; Diecasts Extra: Group 5 Zakspeed Escort kit review by Peter Ager & Solido metal car kits by Noel Smith; New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed; Aeroguns: Hispano 20 mm aircraft cannon by Arthur Bentley (1/2 page scale drwgs)
Vol.10 No.118 July 1979
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Inview – forthcoming kit releases; Products – modelling product reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; ‘Matchbox’ Stranraer – kit review (2 pages scale drwgs); Marine: USN Camouflage of W.W.2 – Part 4 by Del Palmieri; UK Phantom Operations – Malcolm English visits RAF Alconbury and RAF Coningsby; Coast Guard Pelican – Revell HH-3 conversion to USCG version by Geoff Prentice; Auto: Building the American La France Pumper – by Robert A Bluffield; Albatros Two-seaters of World War I No.7 Albatros C.V/17 (1 page scale drwgs); Warpaint 6: Grumman Panther by Godfrey Mangion (1 page col drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed
Vol.10 No.119 August 1979
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Inview – forthcoming kit releases; Comper Swift – LDM kit review; Auto: TIATSA exhibition centre and model car museum; Battle of Britain Museum – photos of new museum at Hendon; “One Giant Leap” – Apollo 11 Lunar Module by John Boyes (2 pages scale drwgs); The Polikarpov I-16 – a study by Harry Woodman (1 page scale drwgs); Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Westland Lysander – review of the 1/32 scale ‘Matchbox’ kit by Mike Philpot; Diecasts Extra: All Our Yesteryears – ‘Models of Yesteryear’ series reviewed by A E Van Den Berghe; New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed; Aeroplate 1: Lysander (col photo)
Vol.10 No.120 September 1979
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Inview – forthcoming kit releases; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Battle of Britain No.1 Spitfire I by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (cutaway drwg, 1 page col drwgs); Skylab – modelled by Mat Irvine (drwgs); Marine: USN Camouflage of W.W.2 – Part 5 by Del Palmieri; Westland Lysander – cutaway and instrument panel drwgs; Albatros Two-seaters of World War I No.8 Albatros C.VII (1 page scale drwgs); Model Transport News No.3 Summer 1979 – by Iain Hines; Stampe Collection – Stampe SV4 by Pat Lloyd (2 pages scale drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed; Aeroplate 2: Stampe (col photo)
Vol.10 No.121 October 1979
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Inview – forthcoming kit releases; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Museum Visit: Yorkshire Fire Museum; Entex Lusitania Part 1 – kit review by Ray Rimell; Auto: Big Rigs – US truck models by John Reed; Marine: USN Camouflage of W.W.2 – Part 6 by Del Palmieri; Battle of Britain No.2 Heinkel He 111P-6 by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (1 page detail drwgs, 1 page col drwgs); A brace of Marauders – three B-26 kit reviews by Jerry Scutts (1 page col drwgs); The Dust Problem – beaten by Ian Thwaites; Spitfire: Supermarine Type 356 Mks 21 and 22 by Harry Robinson (1 page Mk 22 scale drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits, vacforms, decals and diecasts reviewed; Painting the ‘Lusitania’ by Ken Marschall (col drwg)
Vol.10 No.122 November 1979
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; Inview – forthcoming kit releases; A Proud Swallow – Me 262 museum restoration by Robert C Mikesh; Your Picture Postcard Album – Mauretania and Lusitania drwgs; Entex Lusitania Part 2 – kit review by Ray Rimell (sketches); Albatros Two-seaters of World War I No.9 Albatros C.IX (1 page scale drwgs); Auto: Super Detail Your Big Rigs – by R Bunce (sketches); Battle of Britain No.3 Beaufighter 1F by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (1 page cutaway drwg); Model Transport News No.4 Autumn 1979 – by Iain Hines; A-7 Corsair II – Malcolm English visits RAF Wittering; Warpaint 7: Neptunes – the P2V by Godfrey Mangion (1 page col drwgs); Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Aeroplate 3: Me 262 (col photo)
Vol.10 No.123 December 1979
This Month; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Products – modelling product reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Alcock and Brown – commemorative RAF Phantom by Charles Reid (2 pages drwgs); Shuttles and other hardware – space models by Mat Irvine; Entex Lusitania Part 3 – kit review by Ray Rimell (sketches); Auto: Why Not ‘Light-Up’ Your Trucks? – working lights on truck models by Ken Stewart (1 page sketches); Model Transport News: Sixth Euro Festival of Model Railways by Iain Hines; Vulcan – Rareplanes kit review by Geoff Prentice; Battle of Britain No.4 Bf 109E by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (1 page cutaway drwg, 1 page col drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Aeroplate 4: Super Sabre (col photo)
 
Scale Models Extra: Model Colour (1977)
An Intro To Model Colour; Scale Model Colour & ‘Metal Finish’ Techniques; Painting – A General Guide With Hints & Tips From The Experts; WW1 Aircraft; Albatros D.V – Jasta 5 (1 page col drwgs); A Simple Guide To Mixing Colours; Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 – III/JG3 (1 page col drwgs); Painting Vehicles: Civil And Military With Weathering Techniques For AFV Modellers; Aero Camouflage Techniques; Rub-‘n-Buff: Its Uses And Applications As Another Form of ‘Natural Metal’ Type Finish; Painting Model Ships; Decals: A Guide To The Care & Application Of Transfers; F-4E Phantom – USAF 388th TFW (1 page col drwgs); Painting And Decal Application Trouble Shooting Chart; The Fine Art of Airbrushing Explained

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Airfix Model World

Aviation-related Magazines Guide

‘Airfix Model World’ was launched in late 2010 to take advantage of the resurgence of interest in plastic kit modelling that occurred during the late 2000s. Published monthly, ‘Airfix Model World’ aims to be the complete guide to the world of scale modelling, making it essential reading for modellers with all levels of experience. Focusing on model aircraft, ‘Airfix Model World’ also features cars, ships, sci-fi and space, armour and figures. It features the latest news, reviews, handy step-by-step tips, plus the chance to ‘Ask the Experts’ to improve readers modelling skills.

The original ISSN associated with this title, 1471-0587, was subsequently changed for an unknown reason. Each issue comprises 98 pages, with colour illustrations on nearly every page. The Battle and Build feature describes the service use of a particular aircraft type and then shows how to model it. The In Focus feature concentrates on a paticular aircraft type, accompanied by a 4-view colour drawing in the centrespread. By late 2012 this magazine had become the biggest selling modelling monthly in Europe.

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