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Letters From Readers - March 2013 Aviation History

Published: January 15, 2013 at 11:56 pm
In the March 2013 "Mailbag" readers discuss the C-130 Hercules, the most beautiful airplanes of all time and Igor Bensen's B-12 Sky-Way.

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.

Game Review: Damage Inc., by Mad Catz

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 03, 2013 at 1:54 pm
Mad Catz' flight combat game Damage Inc. allows a player to dogfight one's way through the major battles of the Pacific Theater in World War II.

Angel of Death

Dan Hampton | Published: September 06, 2012 at 5:09 pm
An F-16 Wild Weasel pilot recounts a dangerous mission during Operation Iraqi Freedom in which he helped save a group of trapped Marines

Letters from Readers - November 2012 Aviation History

Published: September 06, 2012 at 2:42 pm
In the November 2012 Aviation History "Mailbag" readers discuss the OV-1 Mohawk, F7U Cutlass, and the Grumman J2F Duck.

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.

Watson's Whizzers - Saving the Me-262

Phil Scott | Published: August 21, 2012 at 9:38 am
After WWII, "Watson's Whizzers" returned a handful of German Me-262s to the air, ushering in the U.S. jet age.

Virgorous Viggen

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm
The Swedish Air Force Historic Flight has certified a Saab Viggen, adding it to its team of airworthy former SAF jet fighters.

Desert Kittyhawk Discovered

Stephen Mauro | Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm
Polish oil men recently discovered a remarkably intact Curtiss Kittyhawk in the Sahara Desert inside Egypt.

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.

What accounts for the unmatched success of German fighter pilots in WWII?

Published: July 10, 2012 at 12:56 pm
The September 2012 Aviation History Reader Poll asks readers to discuss what accounts for the phenomenal success of German fighter pilots in World War II.

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.

Just Right: the B-17/P-51 Combination

Robert M. Citino | Published: July 10, 2012 at 10:18 am
Put these two aircraft together and what do you get? You get victory.

Pappy Boyington: Interview with the U.S. World War II Ace

Published: June 12, 2012 at 8:05 pm
U.S. Marine ace Pappy Boyington is as well known for his flamboyant personality as for his flying skills.

Table of Contents - July 2012 Aviation History

Published: May 04, 2012 at 12:22 pm
The July 2012 Aviation History ha articles on the Mitsubishi Zero, Alexander Lippisch, the North American X-15, the RAF vs Mohammed bin Abdullah Hassan, Walter Wellman, and the F-21 Lion.
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