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Beechcraft Staggerwing Drawings from William Wylam

Oct 28, 2011 1 Comment

We became more than just a little excited when we discovered we had complete sets of the original pen- and-ink drawings of the very first, fixed-gear Model 17 (Staggerwing) Beechcraft from the master, William Wylam. These are superb collector’s items! Download it here

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Splash One Dreamboat

Oct 27, 2011 No Comments

In a bizarre sequence of events, under orders, a P-61 Black Widow shoots down a B-29 Super Fort off of Iwo Jima. Arvid Shulenberger was at the controls of the night fighter turned Fort destroyer and in the October 2001 issue of Flight Journal, he tells, in his own words, how he came to shepherd [...]

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Bell P-63 Kingcobra Free Online Artwork

Oct 27, 2011 No Comments

The P-39 Airacobra, as featured in this issue, wasn’t the last in the line of the mid-engine Bell fighters. Its bigger brother, the Kingcobra, was never used in combat by the USAAF, but the Russians dearly loved its ground-pounding abilities. The Wylam drawing we’re offering is of killer quality and would frame beautifully. Enjoy! Click [...]

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Pearl Harbor: the Sleeping Giant Awakens

Sep 27, 2011 No Comments

War was coming to the ocean called “Pacific.” Imperial Japan, in need of oil to feed its growing ambition, squirmed under the stricture of an American embargo (implemented because of Japan’s aggression toward China). Japan would not be denied its self-proclaimed destiny, so Tokyo’s warlords cast covetous eyes southward to the petroleum-rich Dutch East Indies, [...]

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Battle of Britain Day

Sep 26, 2011 No Comments

Dr. Alfred Price, a UK-based historian and respected author gives us yet another view of the Battle of Britain, including inside information on the aircraft and tactics. Lots of terrific color photos of the Spitfire, Hurricane, Messerschmitt and more Read it Now

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OnLine Free Artwork! Spitfire MK. II

Sep 26, 2011 1 Comment

A downloadable, vintage line-drawing of the Spitfire Mk. II by the fabulous William Wylam is available Click Here

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Flying the F8 Crusader

Sep 26, 2011 No Comments

F-8 Crusader pilots are a breed unto themselves who share an intense camaraderie based on the firm conviction that they flew the finest, and probably last, dogfighter ever built. Rear Adm. Paul Gillcrist, USN (Ret.) logged over 2,000 hours in the type, and he puts us in the cockpit for a lighthearted tour of what [...]

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Aerial Firebombers

Aug 27, 2011 No Comments

  August of 2001 saw us riding along with photographer/writer Ted Carlson as he flew in an entirely different theater of combat than what’s usually seen in Flight Journal: forest fire fighting. The enemy was no less lethal than the Axis powers and when the Grumman S-2F Trackers and helicopters of the California Department of [...]

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