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600529 - THE AVIATION HISTORIAN: Issue 29, October 2019 - Out of the Woods: How The Harrier Escaped Healey's Axe

Published Quarterly by The Aviation Historian

Contents include the following as taken from the Aviation Historian website:-

The One That Got Away
Professor Keith Hayward FRAeS turns his attention to the procurement of the Hawker Siddeley P.1127, and how close the world-beating Harrier came to being cancelled

TWA’s Skyliners
Renowned airline historian Jon Proctor details the often-forgotten and little-covered career of the Martin 2-0-2 and 4-0-4 “Skyliners” in TWA service

The World’s First . . ?
In 1911 Bristol co-founder Stanley White created the world’s first commercially available aviation logbook; his grandson, Sir George White, shows us a rare example

Going with the Flow?
Continuing his occasional series casting new light on developments in aerodynamics, Matt Bearman chronicles Britain’s pre-war explorations into the concept of “laminar flow” — and how America became obsessed with it

Soldier of Misfortune
French aviation historian Joël Mesnard tells the blighted story of the handsome, but ill-fated, SNCASE SE.116/117 Voltigeur twin-engined post-war ground-attack aircraft

The Mayaguez Incident
When a container ship was captured by the Khmer Rouge in May 1975, the Phantoms of the USAF’s 432nd TRW were called in to support operations off the coast of Cambodia; Bill Cahill describes three action-filled days

Southern Exposure
Ricardo M. Lezon traces the start-stop-start story of an RAF Mosquito’s record flight to Buenos Aires in 1946

Say Cheese!
Ed Wild opens a two-part series on his recollections of flying overseas for Hunting Surveys Ltd with his first DC-3 trip abroad, to the fleshpots of Iran and the Middle East

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Format Softback
Pages 130pp
Publication Date Out Now!

profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b/w

Width (mm)


Height (mm) 245
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