Battle of Britain Pages 16–66
German WW1bird Page 82
Miles’s midget racer Page 92
Contents July 2010 Vol 38 No 7 Issue No 447 (on sale June 1)
Also in this issue . . .
76 The Hot Seat Peter N. “Ando” Anderson reports from Australia’s Temora Aviation Museum on the challenges of fitting a “live” ejection seat in its Vampire jet trainer
80 50 Not Out! On April 16, 2010, well-known display pilot Sir John Allison celebrated the 50th anniversary of his first solo flight in a Tiger Moth — with a solo flight in a Tiger Moth! Steven Jefferson was there to capture the event for Aeroplane
82 The Allies’ Albatros Philip Jarrett investigates the story behind a German Albatros biplane used by the Royal Naval Air Service during World War One
88 Airliner Archive This month’s classic inter-war airliner image is of Swissair’s sole Curtiss Condor biplane — the only one ever to fly in European skies
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92 Small but Perfectly Formed In 1937 F.G. Miles and his wife Blossom decided to design a diminutive racer for the King’s Cup Air Race and fit it with a new 140 h.p. Gipsy Major engine — the result was the tiny but very sleek M.13 Hobby, as Peter Amos relates
96 The Greatest Gathering Tony Harmsworth witnessed the reunion of surviving members of Lt Col James Doolittle’s daring raid on Japan
BELOW The Doolittle Raiders insignia, much in evidence in Ohio on April 17-18.
BELOW Here come the Captains of Cacophony. The first of 17 North American B-25s rumble out at Urbana, Ohio on April 17 at the start of the 68th Doolittle Raiders anniversary celebrations, an event sponsored by Lockheed-Martin.