Publisher: HPM Publications
Country: Lebanon Language: English
Main Genre: Experimental Aircraft
Subtitled Past, Present and Future. Beirut-based HPM publications specialises in recording the history of experimental research aircraft, and the pilots that flew them. ‘World X-Planes’ was a 48-page English-language quarterly magazine dedicated to the history of experimental aircraft, or X-planes, of all countries.
It covered past, present and future projects – one-off research aircraft never intended for production, (for example the Douglas Skyrocket and Bell X-2), and prototypes of production aircraft (for example: Lockheed XF-104, Dassault Mirage F1 prototypes, Dassault Rafale A). It also covered the life stories of the test pilots that flew these aircraft.
A fascinating and well-illustrated magazine on a little publicised area of aviation history. Unfortunately, subscription numbers were not high enough to justify continuing this title. No.1 was published in late January 2005 and the last issue (No.3) later the same year. A one-off issue entitled “Special Release No.1” covering the FD-2 and BAC.221 appeared in 2006.
Further information: World X-Planes Magazine
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