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The Aviation Historian Magazine

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The Aviation Historian Magazine  |  Issue 18  


Many aviation enthusiasts — plus book- and cinema-lovers worldwide — admire novelist Joseph Heller’s 1961 masterpiece Catch-22. But how many realise that it was based directly on the writer’s own vivid experiences as a 60-mission USAAF bombardier on B-25s in the Mediterranean during World War Two? In the cover story of this 18th quarterly issue of The Aviation Historian we profile Heller’s wartime career and gain an insight into the inspiration for characters including General Dreedle, Snowden the tragic gunner and morally-flexible quartermaster Milo Minderbinder. Conflicts of other kinds loom elsewhere in this issue — in an analysis of BOAC’s troubled procurement of the Vickers VC10, in which the elegant airliner was buffeted from all sides by the different agendas of the airline, the aircraft industry and Britain’s politicians; in the story of the USA’s National Airlines and its combative boss, Ted Baker; and in our continuing history of the Luftwaffe’s Erprobungskommando 25, which tested ever more bizarre anti-bomber weapons during World War Two. This instalment examines artificial air squalls, cable-bombs and “fire-clouds”. All these stories and more — including General Curtis LeMay’s KC-135 VIP transport, Dassault Mirages in Zaïre, and a high-society lightplane weekend at a Belgian château in 1930 — are illustrated with high-quality archive photographs and bespoke artwork.
Combining the permanence of a book with the diversity of a magazine, TAH is a boldly independent quarterly journal aimed at aviation’s “true believers” — anyone with a deep and abiding passion for the history of mankind’s quest to master the skies. If you want to take your interest to a new level, beyond the mainstream magazines available in the newsagents’ shops and online, TAH is for you. It will tell you things you never knew, and show you aircraft you have never seen. It will give you goosebumps; it will make you smile. It will expand your horizons and help you see the bigger picture of how flying has shaped and influenced humanity.

Brought to you by experienced former Aeroplane magazine principals Nick Stroud and Mick Oakey, TAH uses original source material — often little-known and previously unpublished — to explore aeronautical history from its beginnings to modern jets and the birth of spaceflight. It encompasses military and civil flying, the “golden era” between the World Wars, the Cold War, and many less familiar corners of the past.

Blending high-quality information, stunning archive photographs, uncluttered design and unrivalled graphics into a compact 132-page package four times a year, TAH is unlike any other aviation publication.
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I'm a plane and a cold war enthusiast. I thought the images in the magazine were fantasic and the read was very interesting. It is something I will return to again I'm sure.
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The Aviation Historian Magazine   |   Issue 18   


Many aviation enthusiasts — plus book- and cinema-lovers worldwide — admire novelist Joseph Heller’s 1961 masterpiece Catch-22. But how many realise that it was based directly on the writer’s own vivid experiences as a 60-mission USAAF bombardier on B-25s in the Mediterranean during World War Two? In the cover story of this 18th quarterly issue of The Aviation Historian we profile Heller’s wartime career and gain an insight into the inspiration for characters including General Dreedle, Snowden the tragic gunner and morally-flexible quartermaster Milo Minderbinder. Conflicts of other kinds loom elsewhere in this issue — in an analysis of BOAC’s troubled procurement of the Vickers VC10, in which the elegant airliner was buffeted from all sides by the different agendas of the airline, the aircraft industry and Britain’s politicians; in the story of the USA’s National Airlines and its combative boss, Ted Baker; and in our continuing history of the Luftwaffe’s Erprobungskommando 25, which tested ever more bizarre anti-bomber weapons during World War Two. This instalment examines artificial air squalls, cable-bombs and “fire-clouds”. All these stories and more — including General Curtis LeMay’s KC-135 VIP transport, Dassault Mirages in Zaïre, and a high-society lightplane weekend at a Belgian château in 1930 — are illustrated with high-quality archive photographs and bespoke artwork.
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You'll receive 4 issues during a 1 year The Aviation Historian Magazine magazine print subscription.
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