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Table of Contents—Aviation History, July 2015

Published: May 04, 2015 at 1:36 pm
With this issue, 'Aviation History' is celebrating 25 years of publication.

Letters From Readers—July 2015

Published: May 04, 2015 at 12:41 pm
Readers share their insights on stories that appeared in 'Aviation History' Magazine.

Letter From Aviation History—July 2015

Carl von Wodtke | Published: May 04, 2015 at 11:58 am
This issue, our 150th, marks the completion of 25 years of publishing Aviation History (and its earlier incarnations, Aviation Heritage and Aviation).

The Other Cactus Air Force

Lawrence Spinetta | Published: March 11, 2015 at 3:36 pm
The contributions of the Army Air Forces were vital to victory at Guadalcanal

Letters from Readers—Aviation History, May 2015

Published: March 11, 2015 at 3:12 pm
Readers share their thoughts and insights on previously published Aviation History stories.

The Miraculous Mosquito

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: January 08, 2015 at 4:06 pm
De Havilland's versatile Wooden Wonder racked up an admirable combat record within a remarkably short timespan

Frederick Rutland: Tinker, Sailor, Aviator, Spy

Thomas G. Bradbeer | Published: January 02, 2015 at 4:30 pm
Royal Navy pilot Rutland earned a reputation as a WWI hero before a misstep led to his disgrace in 1941

Curtiss P-40E Warhawk: A Fighter on All Fronts

Jon Guttman | Published: January 02, 2015 at 2:54 pm
Curtiss-Wright's shark-nosed P-40 Warhawks gained their greatest fame over Burma, but the plane saw service on many fronts during World War II.

Table of Contents—November 2014 Aviation History

Published: September 03, 2014 at 3:59 pm
Subscribe to Aviation History in print and digital versions today! FEATURES The Warplane Nobody Wanted By Stephan Wilkinson The A-10 Warthog was built for one mission: close air support. But does a single-mission airplane still make sense today? The Magnificent Seven…

The Warplane Nobody Wanted

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: September 03, 2014 at 3:57 pm
The A-10 Warthog has survived repeated attempts to put it out to pasture. Now its time may finally be up.

Letter from Aviation History—November 2014

Carl von Wodtke | Published: September 03, 2014 at 3:54 pm
Going Down Low Few military aviation missions generate the spectrum of passions associated with close air support. Fighter-bomber pilots have typically performed such ground-attack missions with some reluctance, knowing that by flying low and slow they're more vulnerable to anti-aircraft …

Letters from Readers—November 2014, Aviation History

Published: September 03, 2014 at 3:54 pm
  Another Air Cadet I really enjoyed the article in the September issue by Hadley Dixon, "Letters Home." Enclosed is a picture [above] of my uncle, Sam Byerley, in the 1940s, standing by a BT-14. I believe he's at the …

Soccer War Corsair

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: September 03, 2014 at 3:54 pm
Some of the most unusual Corsairs in the world are the two dozen that participated in the last-ever air war involving piston-engine fighters, during the July 1969 "Soccer War" between El Salvador and Honduras. (The two air forces had a …

Letters From Readers—September 2014 Aviation History

Published: July 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm
Readers share their insights and memories of Link Trainers and "Badass" pilots.

A Wing and a Prayer

Jay Barbree | Published: July 11, 2014 at 1:26 pm
Neil Armstrong’s flying career nearly ended soon after it started, when he was forced to eject from his F9F Panther over Korea.

Flight Test Museum to Expand

Robert Bernier | Published: July 10, 2014 at 3:09 pm
The Air Force Flight Test Museum, located at Edwards Air Force Base in California, is planning a move to bigger quarters.
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