Aero Australia issue 49
Aero Australia issue 49
Aero Australia issue 49 (Jan-Mar 2016) cover

Articles – issue 49


Avro Lancaster: The legendary heavy bomber of World War II celebrates its 75th birthday.  p24

‘Strike Hard and Sure’: RAF Bomber Command in World War II.  p34

Into the Jet Age: When Australia’s domestic airlines began swapping propellers for jets.  p40

Goodbye the Tin Triangle: The story of Avro Vulcan XH558 as it flies into retirement.  p46

Pilatus PC-21: The airborne element of a new training system for the ADF.  p56

Taming the Taipan: Bringing the Australian Defence Force’s MRH 90 helicopters up to speed.  p62

Puss Moth Mystery: Working out why the wings failed.  p66

Skywarriors: Escapers and evaders: the late arrivals club.  p68


Mini Profiles: A Russian airliner, an American amphibian and a flying whale.  p74


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor on childhood influences and good ideas.  p5

Aerogrammes: Bits and pieces of news and information from around the aviation world. p6

Aerogrammes Extra: The RAAF over Syria and Growler update. p14

Warbirds & Vintage: News from the world of old aeroplanes.  p18

Movements: Some of the aircraft spotted around the traps over the last few months.  p20

Air Shows: Two of the best – Temora’s Warbirds Downunder and Duxford’s Battle of Britain anniversary.  p78

Album: Memories of Wellington Airport three decades ago – part two.  p90

Aero Models: First World War aircraft from the ‘other side’ in metal and plastic.  p94