In our continuing in depth look at Yakovlevs' piston engine designs, we concentrate on the new build Pratt & Whitney powered, Yak UPW. Based on a late war prototype which became the forerunner of the Yak 11 trainer, the aircraft has been redesigned and produced at a military aircraft factory in Romania.
Issue 47 ( 2004 #4 July - September )
Haul From Hartvik - Ju52
Extended News Pages
Yakovlev Fighters Pt2
In a series of spectacular recoveries in the 1980s, five time capsule Junkers 52 aircraft were raised from a Norwegian lake. Lost during a failed supply mission in the opening days of the invasion of Norway, they were forced to land...
Issue 46 ( 2004 #3 May - June )
FW190 'Dora' Reborn
Curtiss Helldiver Recovery
NZ Vintage Aviation Tour
Square One Aviation
In 2003 the Champlin Fighter Collection was sold to the Museum of Flight, Seattle. One aircraft was not included however, this being the jewel of the collection, the sole surviving Focke Wulf Fw190D-13. This unique aircraft was turned over to Gosshawk for a detailed restoration that would see the aircraft returned as close as possible to how it looked when surrendered in May 1945.
Issue 45 ( 2004 #2 March - April )
Avro Anson Project
Spitfires For Everyone
Seafire Flies Again
Warbirds Over Wanaka 04
Cactus Fly-In, Casa Grand
Avro Anson 1 VH-BAF had its last flight during the 1990s, but work is now underway that will ensure that the aircraft will again take to the air in the not too distant future. Bill Reid bought the aircraft in 2002 and had it dismantled and shipped from Melbourne to Nelson, N.Z. That was the easy part...
Issue 44 ( 2004 #1 January - February )
Flying The DH-2
Dart Kitten Remembered
Point Cook Centenary Fly-In
It is a great privilege to be able to climb aboard an aircraft from a long bygone era, having read about them in history books all my life, and then start it up and fly away back in time. The Redfern Airco DH-2 is just such a time machine and I truly enjoy the experience of flying it. Stuart Tantrum