Aero Australia issue 52 (Oct-Dec 2016) cover

Aero Australia issue 52 (Oct-Dec 2016) cover

Articles – issue 52


ORION – Son of  Neptune: The Lockheed P-3 Orion has been a largely unsung but vitally important part of the RAAF for nearly five decades, but its time is almost up.  p20

DA62 –  21st Century GA: We fly the new Diamond DA62 light twin and discover a modern, up-to-the-minute general aviation aircraft.  p30

American Canberra: The story of the Martin B-57,the English Electric Canberra made in America.  p34

Fans and Gears: The remarkable evolution of the commercial turbofan engine, from Conway to PW1000G.  p42

The ADF’s King Airs: The Beechcraft King Air has been in Australian Defence Force service for two decades so far and seems set to remain for a while yet.  p47

Pearl Harbour: The 75th anniversary of the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbour is approaching. We revisit this pivotal, history-changing event in words and pictures.  p50

Beef for Britain: The innovative Air Beef Scheme of the early 1950s was an effective method of transporting meat destined for export from the remote Kimberley region of Australia.  p58

Aerostar: The story of Ted Smith’s ‘more speed per horsepower’ light twin, and a Sydney-bsed example still earning its keep.  p64

Star of Switzerland: The Swiss-based Breitling Super Constellation is a European air show favourite with a long and interesting history.  p76


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor on wrecks, pilots and customer relations.  p5

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

Aerogrammes Extra: Bits and pieces of news and aviation information from around the world. p14

Warbirds & Vintage: News from the world of old aeroplanes.  p14

Movements: Some of the aircraft spotted around the traps over the last few months.  p16

Mini Profiles: Lockheed’s ‘Stars’ – p-80, T-33 and F-94. P74

SkyWarrior – Jack Hay: An Australian WWI pilot who became the Red Baron’s 17th victim a century ago. P76

Air Shows: Overseas roundup – Oshkosh, Farnborough and RIAT. P82

Aero Album: A tribute to our friend and long time contributor, the late Robert Wiseman.  p90

Aero Models: Ah, de Havilland! Everyone’s favourite British aircraft manufacturer in metal and plastic.  p94

Aero Reviews: Who said print was dead? Here’s some books you might like to add to your collection.  p98