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Across the Hypersonic Divide

Richard P. Hallion | Published: May 04, 2012 at 12:14 pm
The X-15 tested the limits of speed and altitude for winged aircraft, bridging the gap between the air and space ages.

Single-Seater Baby B-17

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: May 04, 2012 at 12:13 pm
Illinois native Jack Bally is building a 1/3-scale, flyable, Boeing B-17 replica.

RAF Museum Rolls Out Restored Dolphin

Stephen Mauro | Published: May 04, 2012 at 12:13 pm
The RAF Museum in London has added a rare breed to its collection—a mostly original Sopwith Dolphin.

Allen and Rutan Aim for Orbit

Stephen Mauro | Published: May 04, 2012 at 12:09 pm
The Stratolaunch Systems production facility broke ground at Mojave Air and Space Port in January 2012.

Was it right for the United States to recruit former Nazis as aerospace engineers after World War II?

Published: May 04, 2012 at 11:51 am
The July 2012 Aviation History Reader Poll asks readers to discuss the United States' recruiting of former Nazi aerospace engineers in Operation Paperclip.

HH-53B Super Jolly Green Giant

Carl O. Schuster | Published: March 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm
The HH-53's armor, heavy lifting capability, maneuverability, range and speed made it ideal for CSAR and special ops during the Vietnam War

Mosquito to Buzz Again

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:21 pm
New Zealander Glyn Powell is building what will be the only airworthy de Havilland Mosquito.

Missing CNAC C-47 Located

Robert L. Willett | Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:21 pm
The crash site of China National Aviation Corporation C-47 No. 60 has been discovered in China's rugged Yunnan Province.

CAP Seeks Congressional Gold Medal

Stephen Mauro | Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:21 pm
The Civil Air Patrol is ramping up its efforts to award its members the Congressional Gold Medal for their service in World War II.

Table of Contents - May 2012 Aviation History

Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:18 pm
The May 2012 Aviation History has articles on Mustang ace Bud Anderson, the Doolittle Raiders, the Fokker D.VII, the birth of Marine Corps aviation and Marine Corps HRS-1 helicopters.

Movie Stars With Wings

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:11 pm
Before computer-generated images, aviation films had real airplanes and real aviators at the controls.

Letters From Readers - May 2012 Aviation History

Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:11 pm
In the May 2012 Aviation History Mailbag readers discuss one of Jimmy Doolittle salvaged B-25s, Cook Cleland's F2G Corsair racer, Winston Churchill and Project Tip-Tow.

Letter From Aviation History - May 2012

Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:10 pm
The May 2012 Letter From Aviation History discusses the 100th anniversary of Marine Corps aviation.

Table of Contents - March 2012 Aviation History

Published: January 20, 2012 at 7:35 am
The March 2012 Aviation History has articles on the Ploesti Raid, the Tuskegee Airmen, Frank Whittle, the Gloster Meteor, the Republic XF-12 Rainbow and Helen Richey.

Letter From Aviation History - March 2012

Published: January 19, 2012 at 10:37 am
The March 2012 Letter From Aviation History discusses George Lucas' upcoming film on the Tuskegee Airmen, Red Tails.

Letters From Readers - March 2012 Aviation History

Published: January 19, 2012 at 10:37 am
In the March 2012 Aviation History Mailbag readers discuss the Windecker Eagle, Skorsky VS-300, Piper J-3 Cub, Dornier Do 31 and the Grumman TBM Avenger.
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