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Flypast Magazine July 2020 Latest Issue

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Flypast July 2020

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The Buzz
BBMF 100th birthday tribute to fundraising hero, plus other stories.

Restoration scene
Refurbished US helicopter ‘family’ revealed.


Gallic flair
Frédéric Lert pays tribute to an extraordinary French aviator – Dassault Aviation test pilot Jean-Marie Saget.

Ultimate Fighters
Darren Harbar talks to the pilots of Sywell-based Ultimate Fighters, and captures air-to-air images of these magnificent aircraft in their natural environment.

Norway’s Sturmovik
A Soviet Il-2 sent to attack targets in Norway has been the subject of a superb restoration. Marc Schultz details its history.

The camera never lies
Mick Britton explores the essential photo-reconnaissance role of the RAF’s 34(PR) Wing during World War Two.

Alconbury’s ‘Red Air’
Former USAF pilot Jon Goldenbaum reflects on a memorable tour as an aggressor pilot flying F-5Es in Europe.

Brazilian Meteors
João Paulo Moralez and Marcelo Ribeiro showcase the colourful history of the Brazilian Air Force’s first jet – the Gloster Meteor.

As the legendary US bomber chalks up its 85th anniversary, we present three exclusive features covering different aspects of the aircraft’s service

Fifteenth Fortresses
Malcolm V Lowe sheds light on the seldom publicised missions over southern and central Europe flown by Fifteenth Air Force B-17s.

Civilian wings
Although most famous as a bomber, the type also served in civilian hands, as Malcolm V Lowe reveals.

Maritime hunters
Andrew Thomas outlines the role played by B-17s in RAF Coastal Command’s battle against the U-boats.


Flying Barrel
In the eighth edition of our ‘Classics’ series we focus the spotlight on a distinctive Swedish design, the first Western European fighter to be produced with a swept wing after World War Two. Flown for the first time in 1948, the long-lived SAAB J 29 – nicknamed ‘Flying Barrel’ due to its rotund appearance – served its home nation until 1976. We look back at the jet’s history, supported by exclusive artwork from Andy Hay.


Restoration in focus – F-104 Starfighter
A former Royal Netherlands Air Force Starfighter is being returned to flight, reports Bob Fischer.

Battle of Britain – FIAT’s CR.42 biplane
In the fifth of our anniversary miniseries, Malcolm V Lowe assesses the impact of the Italian fighter.

Above and beyond
The efforts of transport pilot Hugh ‘Jimmy’ James to save passengers on his aircraft after it was shot down are related by Graham Pitchfork.

Cosford by night
Some of the RAF Museum’s most popular exhibits were recently the subject of a special night photo shoot.

Spotters’ challenge
Test your aircraft recognition skills.

What’s new
The latest aviation products receive the FlyPast verdict.

Glory Days
Chris Goss presents images from the collection of the late Dr Alfred Price, showing modified bomber-pounding ‘Sturmbock’ Fw 190s.

Readers’ letters.

Babak Taghvaee tours a sublime new gallery within France’s National Air and Space Museum.

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