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Douglas World Cruiser Redux

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: September 06, 2013 at 2:14 pm
Beginning next spring, the World Cruiser replica "Seattle II" is poised to reprise the 1924 round-the-world flight made by its forebear. [Image: Bob Dempster] Any American who can fog a mirror will know the name of the airplane and aviator …

Can modern aircraft designers mimic the approach used to create the Bell Model 47 helicopter?

Published: July 12, 2013 at 1:49 pm
 Aviation History Reader Poll During the 1940s, the Gardenville Project (story, P. 38) demonstrated that a small team of dedicated employees could use trail and error to develop a groundbreaking aircraft, in this case the Bell Model 47 helicopter. Do …

Table of Contents—September 2013, Aviation History

Published: July 12, 2013 at 1:42 pm
The September 2013 issue of Aviation History explores the Luftwaffe's Stuka, the Martin Marauder, the birth of the Bell 47 helicopter, and the Fokker Triplane, among many other aviation wonders.

The Dambusters

Nicholas O'Dell | Published: May 03, 2013 at 2:42 pm
View our exclusive animation and preview our story about the bold British raid on Germany’s strategic river dams.

Letters From Readers—July 2013 Aviation History

Published: May 03, 2013 at 2:10 pm
In the July 2013 issue of 'Aviation History,' readers share insights into our stories on the death of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, Superforts vs. MiGs, and other topics.

Table of Contents - March 2013 Aviation History

Published: January 16, 2013 at 12:14 am
The March 2013 Aviation History has articles on Charles Lindbergh, Vincent Burnelli and Maurice Hurel, P-51 pilot William Lyons, Imperial Airways, Chinooks and the sidewinder missile.

F3F Biplane Barrels Back

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: January 15, 2013 at 11:59 pm
Chris Prevost's newly refurbished F3F-2, formerly displayed at the Lone Star Flight Museum, bears the colorful markings of VMF-2 (Kyle Dykes). Christ Prevost of the Vintage Airplane Company has just returned to the air the F3F-2 you see here, which …

Boeing Celebrates Aviation Pioneers

Stephen Mauro | Published: January 15, 2013 at 11:58 pm
Seattle's Museum of Flight premiered the new hi-def version of the PBS doc Pioneers in Aviation: The Race to the Moon.

Letter From Aviation History - March 2013

Published: January 15, 2013 at 11:55 pm
The March 2013 Letter From Aviation History discusses the legacy of Charles A. Lindbergh.

Was it right to criticize Charles Lindbergh for his isolationist views?

Published: January 15, 2013 at 11:55 pm
The March 2013 Aviation History Reader Poll asks readers to discuss the legacy of Charles Lindbergh and his isolationist views.

Book Review: Here Lies Hugh Glass, by Jon T. Coleman

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 02, 2012 at 5:33 pm
Jon Coleman bites off all he can chew in Here Lies Hugh Glass, an ambitious treatise on American exceptionalism centered around the 19th-century mauling of mountain man Glass.

Table of Contents - November 2012 Aviation History

Published: September 06, 2012 at 2:42 pm
The November 2012 Aviation History has articles on French ace Jean Navarre, the world's most beautiful airplanes, materiel delivered by clippers during World War II, A personal account of an air support mission in southern Iraq, South African ace Pat Pattle, and Curtiss O-52 Owl planes soared into combat in Soviet service.

Van's Homebuilt RVs

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm
Paul Dye has restored the original RV-1, progenitor of the world's most successful line of homebuilt planes.

Table of Contents - September 2012 Aviation History

Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm
The September 2012 Aviation History has articles on German ace Gerhard Barkhorn, a Convair F-106A that landed itself, the Grumman Ov-1 Mohawk, controlling a spin, the 459th Fighter Squadron in Burma, and inventor Juan de la Cierva.

Letters From Readers - September 2012 Aviation History

Published: July 10, 2012 at 12:56 pm
In the September 2012 Aviation History "Mailbag" readers discuss the Meyers OTW biplane, Mitsubishi A6M Zero, and the PB2Y Coronado Flying Boat.

Letter From Aviation History - September 2012

Published: July 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm
The September 2012 Letter From Aviation History discusses the retirement of the Discovery and the NASA space shuttle program, along with the future of American spaceflight: the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program.
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