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Aeroplane Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From €2,08 per issue Aeroplane Magazine

Brought to you by Key Publishing Ltd, Europe’s Leading Aviation Publisher.

Published monthly, Aeroplane traces its lineage back to the weekly The Aeroplane launched in June 1911, and is still continuing to provide the best aviation coverage around. Aeroplane magazine is dedicated to offering the most in-depth and entertaining read on all historical aircraft. With a distinct emphasis on military aircraft from the 1930s to the 1960s, the magazine features such icons as the Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster and many more.

Regular features include:

• Database: Aeroplane puts historic planes under the spotlight by discussing development, in service details, insights and technical details.
• Aeroplane Meets: Interview series on leading figures from the historic aircraft scene.
• Hangar Talk: Monthly comment column on the historic aircraft world.
• Q&A: Your questions answered
• Aircrew: An insider’s look at the crew that manned legendary aircraft.

And much more!

For more information, visit www.aeroplanemonthly.com

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Aeroplane  |  Lightning  


Spoken of in hushed tones by those
who remember the type in service
and longed for by those too young to
remember it in flight, the English Electric
Lightning is one of the most iconic British
jets ever built.
The highly swept wings, the bulletlike
nose cone and the ear-splitting
crackle from its reheated Avon
engines combined to make the aircraft
unmistakable. It was the first operational
British aircraft capable of achieving
twice the speed of sound and although
designed primarily as an interceptor to
meet incoming Soviet bombers at heights
up to 60,000ft, it was later developed for
ground attack.
The Lightning was clearly an
aeroplane with much promise and
export potential, yet despite a decade
of development by the boffins at
English Electric, it was struck down
by a very British problem... indecision
and ineptitude by policy makers and
government bodies. Speaking frankly in
his ‘Silver Flash’ article on page 22, the
late Roland ‘Bee’ Beamont (the legendary
test pilot) bemoans the Lightning project
as, “bedeviled by prevarication and
repeated Whitehall U-turns.”
That said, the type served the RAF
gallantly until 1988 and it was still
winning gunnery competitions against all
comers in its last year of service.
I’ve yet to meet anyone who wasn’t
inspired by the Lightning; whether
an aviation enthusiast, a fighter pilot,
a ‘wannabe’ pilot or a six year-old
child, everyone seems to be touched
by the exciting looks and rip-roaring
performance associated with the type.
Today, more than 55 years after it first
flew, the aeroplane still looks ‘right’. Its
aggressive, yet beautiful lines have not
dated over the years and if a Lightning
were sat on the flightline today, few
would believe that it is a contemporary of
the Ford Popular and the Austin Mini!
Through the pages of this book, we
have tried to bring the Lightning story
to life.
Aeroplane Magazine

Brought to you by Key Publishing Ltd, Europe’s Leading Aviation Publisher.

Published monthly, Aeroplane traces its lineage back to the weekly The Aeroplane launched in June 1911, and is still continuing to provide the best aviation coverage around. Aeroplane magazine is dedicated to offering the most in-depth and entertaining read on all historical aircraft. With a distinct emphasis on military aircraft from the 1930s to the 1960s, the magazine features such icons as the Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster and many more.

Regular features include:

• Database: Aeroplane puts historic planes under the spotlight by discussing development, in service details, insights and technical details.
• Aeroplane Meets: Interview series on leading figures from the historic aircraft scene.
• Hangar Talk: Monthly comment column on the historic aircraft world.
• Q&A: Your questions answered
• Aircrew: An insider’s look at the crew that manned legendary aircraft.

And much more!

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Aeroplane

I have been a major fan of Aeroplane for over fifty years.More power to you arm!! Reviewed giovedì 20 agosto 2020

Aeroplane

As an American I don't see alot of British a/c in our magazines other than the usual Hurricanes, Spits, and so forth. And I have learned more about the RAF flying more American a/c such as the NA F-86 and the B-29 that you don't read about in American publications. Reviewed giovedì 13 agosto 2020
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Aeroplane

Good articles on rare topics Reviewed mercoledì 15 luglio 2020
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Aeroplane

Keep on going!
Reviewed sabato 11 luglio 2020

Aeroplane

I enjoy the articles Reviewed sabato 11 luglio 2020

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