Delights from the Hush-Kit aviation archives

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As our creaking librarian navigates the dust we take you to the darkest recesses of our archives. Abandon hope (of not getting distracted for an hour).

DANGER: the following article contains links to distracting aviation articles that may seriously affect today’s productivity.

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A is for Arsenal VB 10  and Aurora (spyplane) , Antonov An-225 (most powerful planes), An-2 and Airshow review. And AESA (RBE2)

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B is for Beyond- visual range combat (top ten fighters) , Worst British Military Aircraft and most Boring planes and (myth of) Bermuda Triangle

C is for Convair Model 49, Cars (relationship with aircraft design)  and conspiracy theories 

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D is for Douglas A2D Skyshark

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E is for expensive (ten most expensive aircraft in production) and English Electric Lightning (flying and fighting in) 

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F is for French (10 worst French aircraft), Fashion (versus aircraft camouflage) , Fictional (top ten fictional aircraft) and Fiat G.95 supersonic VSTOL fighter

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G is for German (best-looking German aircraft)

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H is for helicopter (ten coolest cancelled helicopters) and Hawker P.1154

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I is for interview, (stealth-guru Bill Sweetman, supercar design genius Peter Stevens and British fighter test pilot Dave Eagles) and Italian Fighters (A history of). And Indian air power. 

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J is for Japanese (best-looking Japanese aircraft) and Jump Jets (the top ten)

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K is for Kafka (read his airshow review here)

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L is for Lockheed Martin F-35 and Latin-American aeroplanes (the most attractive ten) . oh, and Lyulka AL-21. It’s also for lies (10 lies about aircraft)

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M is for Mixmaster (Douglas XB-42) and Mirage (Dassault)

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Douglas XB-42A in flight. (U.S. Air Force photo)

 

N is for Northrop Grumman LRSB analysis and North American Na-335 ‘F-15’

O is for Outbreak of World War II (Best fighters in service)

P is for Phantom (interview with Royal Navy pilot), Pacifist (guide to warplanes) and Piston-Engined Fighters and the word Plane (is right to use it?)

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Q is for QF target drones and Quiz 

R is for Rafale (versus Typhoon) 
and Recce Fighters

S is for Spitfire, Dismantling the myth 
 ,  Swedish aeroplanes (top ten) and an interview with a Super Sabre pilot and Syria (RAF in). Also for swept forward wings.

T is for Typhoon and Typhoon versus Su-35

U is Undercarriages (ten most whacked-out examples)

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V is for Vampire (de Havilland), Valiant B2  and Viggen

W is for Westland Wyvern and worst carrier aircraft

X is for XC-12
 and X-planes (worst)

Y is for Y-shaped tail (The strange story of the Planet Satellite)

Z is for Zero How the A6M won the Battle of Britain

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