600530 - THE AVIATION HISTORIAN: Issue 30 - January 2020 - CHARMING THE SNAKE Airacobra: From RAF Reject to Soviet Hero
Published Quarterly by The Aviation Historian
Looks at the Decline and Fall of Handley Page
Airacobra: Hero of the Soviet Union - Dan Zamansky explains how the Bell P-39 found a new lease of life on the Eastern Front
The long career of the F-4D "Diesel" Phantom in Iran
Jean-Christophe Carbonel explores the work of Antoine Filippi, inventor of the "Cyrnos" rotary wing in the first of a new series on France's early aeronautical personalities
The Tu-104A in Czechoslovakia
From Flying to Spying part 1: Japan's interest in the 1930's in Portuguese Timor
Career of the De Havilland Venom in Sweden designated as J 33
Recollections of what the J 33 was like to fly by Bengt "Kavlinge" Lindwall
USAAF's Mediterranean Ferrets - the 16th RS's use of Boeing B-17's as German-radar-hunting "Ferrets" in the Mediterranean during WWII
Peter Lavender tells the story of the tragic and untimely death of his father, a Fleet Air Arm pilot.
Spirit of Australia looks at the lives of the four Ryan B.1 Broughams imported into Australia during the late 1920s
Tony Buttler describes Armstrong Whitworth's AW.58 series of supersonic research designs.
And more ........................................................
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