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Classic Aircraft Magazine October 2012 Back Issue

View Reviews   |   Write Review *** (Important notice: December 2012) This title is no longer published, no further issues will be released. .. read more Back issues can still be purchased. From January 2013 Classic Aircraft will be incorporated into Aviation News***

Classic Aircraft places its focus on the jet and propeller-driven types of the post-war years, covering the developments in military aviation and fascinating operations during the Cold War period, and the huge changes that swept through the airline world as mass air travel became a reality.

But there's much more to the history in Classic Aircraft than that. We cover the heroes of World War Two, the inter-war period, World War One and the pioneer aviators; we also look at more recent aviation happenings with a unique historical slant, and report on the vibrant aircraft preservation scene. Whatever the subject, stunning archive imagery accompanies informed, in-depth, intelligent articles from authors passionate about aviation, including ‘behind the scenes’ first-hand accounts and revealing 'from the cockpit' stories. Every issue is also packed with the latest aircraft preservation news, event reports, opinionated columns and product reviews, while special free supplements throughout the year are not to be missed.

For more information, visit www.classic-aircraft.net

Published by Key Publishing Ltd. The entire contents of this title is © copyright 2012. All rights reserved.  read less
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Classic Aircraft  |  October 2012  


Celebrating 60 years since the triumvirate of ‘V-bombers’ was completed by the maiden flights of the Victor and Vulcan, we pay tribute to the RAF’s ‘V-Force’ with a 38-page special section featuring the Valiant’s role in the Suez Crisis, memories of holding Cold War nuclear alert, No 543 Squadron’s recce Valiants, the end of the ‘V-Force’s’ nuclear deterrent, first-hand Vulcan and Victor pilot accounts of the first Falklands ‘Black Buck’ raid, and a list of ‘V-bomber’ survivors; also inside, we pay tribute to the Boeing 737, gain first-hand insights into NATO tactical reconnaissance operations during the Cold War, and tell the story of Air Charter, Freddie Laker’s first airline.
*** (Important notice: December 2012) This title is no longer published, no further issues will be released. Back issues can still be purchased. From January 2013 Classic Aircraft will be incorporated into Aviation News***

Classic Aircraft places its focus on the jet and propeller-driven types of the post-war years, covering the developments in military aviation and fascinating operations during the Cold War period, and the huge changes that swept through the airline world as mass air travel became a reality.

But there's much more to the history in Classic Aircraft than that. We cover the heroes of World War Two, the inter-war period, World War One and the pioneer aviators; we also look at more recent aviation happenings with a unique historical slant, and report on the vibrant aircraft preservation scene. Whatever the subject, stunning archive imagery accompanies informed, in-depth, intelligent articles from authors passionate about aviation, including ‘behind the scenes’ first-hand accounts and revealing 'from the cockpit' stories. Every issue is also packed with the latest aircraft preservation news, event reports, opinionated columns and product reviews, while special free supplements throughout the year are not to be missed.

For more information, visit www.classic-aircraft.net

Published by Key Publishing Ltd. The entire contents of this title is © copyright 2012. All rights reserved.
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