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    Flight Journal February 2017

    Flight Journal February 2017

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    FEATURES

    12 | WW II Diary: Early 1942
    The war becomes very real
    by Barrett Tillman

    26 | High Diver
    Combat drama in the A-36 Apache
    by Maj. Charles “Charlie” E. Waddell, USAF, Retired, 27th Fighter Bomber Group, Twelfth Air Force

    34 | Invasion: The Philippines
    A losing battle against a well-equipped foe
    by Eric Hammel

    44 | Drones: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
    Technology changes the face of combat
    by Steve Llanso

    COLUMNS

    6 | Contributors

    8 | Editorial

    10 | Airdrop

    54 | Gallery
    Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior: At the dawn of light aircraft
    by Giles Auliard

    60 | Aviation Insider
    Igor’s Watch: The Czar recognizes a young designer’s talents
    by Sergei I. Sikorsky

    62 | One of a Kind
    The Consolidated XP2Y-1: The PBY’s granddad
    by Joe Gertler

    64 | Review Runway

    66 | Tailview
    Snapshot: A Moment Frozen in Time
    by Budd Davisson
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    Flight Journal December 2016

    Flight Journal December 2016

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    FEATURES

    8 | The World, the War,
    and Pearl Harbor
    The surprise attack that should
    not have been a surprise
    by Barrett Tillman

    26 | The Niihau Zero
    Foretold, forbidden, and forgotten
    by Syd Jones

    36 | Of Pop Guns
    and Peashooters
    A greenhorn at Pearl Harbor
    by Lt. Col. Besby Frank Holmes, USAAF, Retired,
    as told to and written by James P. Busha

    48 | In Defense of the Fleet
    The amazing response to the total surprise
    by David Aiken

    56 | Out for a Sunday Ride
    Civilian pilots caught in history's path
    by David Aiken

    COLUMNS

    4 | Contributors

    6 | Editorial

    44 ‹ | Budd Davisson and Stan Piet

    66 | Tailview: “Don’t worry about it!”
    by Barrett Tillman
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    Flight Journal October 2016

    Flight Journal October 2016

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    FEATURES

    10 ‹ Storm Clouds Gathering
    The prelude to war
    by John Lloyd

    14 ‹ Allied Fighters
    The effort to gain aerial supremacy
    by Barrett Tillman

    26 ‹ Axis Fighters
    A tough, well-blooded breed
    by Andrew Charles

    36 ‹ Allied Bombers
    Strategic and tactical weapons—lots and lots of them!
    by Budd Davisson

    46 ‹ Axis Bombers
    Heavy, long-range warriors weren't in the cards
    by Barrett Tillman

    COLUMNS

    4 ‹ Contributors

    6 ‹ Editorial

    8 ‹ Airdrop

    58 ‹ Gallery: America’s Aerial Warriors Today
    Life begins at 40...or 50...or...
    by Budd Davisson

    66 ‹ Tailview
    Putting the “Dog” in “Dogfight”: VF-11’s Boston Terrier “Gunner”
    by Barrett Tillman
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    Flight Journal August 2016

    Flight Journal August 2016

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    12 | Twenty Years of Flight Journal
    A double-decade celebration
    by Budd Davisson

    24 | The World’s Most Experienced Pilot?
    Eric Brown: The man who flew everything
    by Eddie J. Creek

    34 | Hollywood Heroes
    Big-screen names who have been “there”
    by Jim Farmer

    46 | An Enemy Unprepared
    Japanese civil defense
    by Barrett Tillman

    58 | Gallery
    Our best photographers pick their best photos
    by Budd Davisson

    6 | Editorial

    8 | Airdrop

    66 | Tailview
    Rocket Mail: It seemed like a good idea at the time
    by John Lockwood
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    Flight Journal June 2016

    Flight Journal June 2016

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    12 | The Legendary Big E
    Guadalcanal and the USS Enterprise
    by Barrett Tillman

    26 | That Damn Bridge!
    Cutting it close in an A-6 Intruder
    by Cmdr. Bernard “Bernie” Deibert, USN, Retired,
    as told to & written by James P. Busha

    34 | The Deadliest Day Ever
    Mitchells against the flak—the flak won
    by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

    48 | Little Guy in a Big Airplane
    A boy becomes a man the hard way
    by J. David Truby


    6 | Contributors

    8 | Editorial

    10 | Airdrop

    44 | Aviation Insider
    Inside Red Flag: The Air Force competes against itself
    by Frederick A. Johnsen

    56 | Gallery
    WACO YKC: “S” is for “State”:
    The Allens’ gorgeous piece of
    flying history
    by Gilles Aulliard

    60 | Iconic Firepower
    Napalm: The devil's favorite weapon
    by Barrett Tillman

    64 | Flight Gear

    66 | Tailview
    Eric Brown, Departing
    by Barrett Tillman

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    Flight Journal April 2016

    Flight Journal April 2016

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    FEATURES

    12 | SBD Dauntless: Winged Excalibur
    The Dive-Bombing Hero of Midway
    by Barrett Tillman

    22 | Riders on the Storm
    Attack of the Navy’s Little-Known Seawolves
    by Lt. Cmdr. Bud Barnes, USN, Retired, as told to and
    written by James P. Busha

    30 | Evaluating Russian Airpower
    A Revitalized Fighting Force Not Yet Ready for Prime Time by Tom Cooper

    48 | Combat Rapide
    An Unlikely Warrior Flies Again
    by Lt. Col. “Cricket” Renner, USAF, Retired

    COLUMNS

    6 | Contributors

    8 | Editorial

    10 | Airdrop

    42 | Aviation Insider
    The Russians in Syria: Not As the Media
    Would Have Us Believe by Tom Cooper

    46 | Classics
    Frank Hawks’s Amazing Gamma:
    The Northrop Sleek Greeks by Joe Gertler

    56 | One of a Kind
    XT3D: The Ugly Orphan by Joe Gertler

    58 | Gallery
    Percival Mew Gull: Britain’s Mini Speed Demon
    by Geoff Jones

    62 | Iconic Firepower
    Mk 80 Family of Bombs: A New Bomb
    for a New Generation by Barrett Tillman

    65 | Flight Gear

    66 | Tailview
    The Medal of Honor Mess: Sorting through Problems with Our Highest Award by Barrett Tillman
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    Flight Journal February 2016

    Flight Journal February 2016

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    12 | They Weren’t All Fighters
    The ace-making trainers
    by Barrett Tillman

    22 | Hells Bells:
    Learning the Hard Way Low-altitude combat in the P-40
    by Captain William Dave Gatling, USAF, Ret., as told to and written by James P. Busha

    34 | Blunt Beauty
    The chisel-nosed Blenheim Mk I-F
    by Lt Col Robert “Cricket” Renner, USAF, Ret.

    44 | The Luftwaffe’s Femmes Fatales
    Test pilots Hanna Reitsch and Melitta Schiller/von Stauffenberg
    by Barrett Tillman

    COLUMNS
    6 | Contributors
    8 | Editorial
    10 | Airdrop
    30 | Aviation Insider
    The Man Who Knows Everything: Meet Walter Boyne, Aviation’s Historian Emeritus
    by Robert F. Dorr

    54 | Classics: The Fabulous Curtiss Falcon
    She was beautiful but now is all but extinct
    by Joe Gertler

    56 | Gallery: The Spartan Executive
    Luxury transportation before there
    were Gulfstreams and Learjets
    by Scott Germain

    60 | Classics:
    The Humpback Hawk
    The practically unknown “Jeep”
    by Joe Gertler

    62 | Iconic Firepower
    Seeing-Eye Bombs: Television-guided ordnance—not a new idea
    by Barrett Tillman

    65 | Flight Gear

    66 | Tailview
    The First Ride: Everyone has to start somewhere
    by Budd Davisson
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    Flight Journal December 2015

    Flight Journal December 2015

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    14 › Phantom: The Cult Machine
    55 Years of the Ugly but Effective F-4
    By Barrett Tillman

    26 › An Icon’s Last Bow
    “Phinal Phlorida Phantoms”: QF-4s at Tyndall
    By Lieutenant Colonel “Cricket” Renner, USAF (Retired)

    38 › Habbaniya Surprise
    Battle of Britain, Iraqi Style
    by Kelly Bell

    48 › Escape from Agana Harbor
    When the ocean becomes the enemy
    By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

    COLUMNS

    6 › Flight Journal Contributors

    8 › Editorial

    10 › Airdrop

    56 › Classics: Peashooter
    Always Dangerous, Always Beautiful
    By Joe Gertler

    58 › Gallery:The Rearwin Speedster
    Unfulfilled Dreams
    By Gilles Auliard

    62 › Iconic Firepower: Maxim Machine Gun
    A revolutionary advance in weaponry
    By Barrett Tillman

    66 › Tailview
    Phantom: Love Letter to a Mach 2.0 Rock Star
    By Roy Stafford

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