Air

Flying Frogmen

Issue Number: 5600

No‑one had thought of it before. Frogmen, experts in underwater sabotage, were given training —as parachutists. Now they could fly in at the dead of night, release their ‘chutes as they hit the water, then go about their silent deeds of destruction.   Story: Finley-Day Art: V Fuente Cover: Penalva

Who Killed Cooper?

Issue Number: 5598

Squadron Leader ‘Flash’ Cooper was an excellent pilot, but he had one big failing — he was a glory hunter, and glory for him often meant danger for other pilots. So Flash made many enemies, and when he finally met a sticky end, the only question was… which one bumped him off?   Story: RA […]

Night of the Gorgons

Issue Number: 5589

Historians mark the Dodecanese campaign as one of the last major German victories of World War Two. What the history books fail to mention is that Allied and German forces were not the only aggressors active in that region in September 1943. For something far older and deadlier than the Luftwaffe stalked the skies above […]

Fury Strike

Issue Number: 5578

Have a look at how these two aircraft — one British — one Soviet — match up: HAWKER SEA FURY ENGINE: 2470hp piston engine SPEED: 460mph ARMAMENT: 4x20mm cannon MIG15 ENGINE: 2700kg thrust turbojet SPEED: 680mph ARMAMENT: 1x37mm machine gun 2x23mm machine guns Which one do you think would come out on top in a […]

Cougar Squadron

Issue Number: 5577

In the skies over Vietnam, the American and North Vietnamese fought for supremacy day after day. When expert tactician Major John Gardener was given command of the crack Cougar Squadron, he thought his great planning skills would make all the difference. But he was to quickly find out that tactics on the ground did not […]

The Sand-Devils

Issue Number: 5576

Dawn broke over the sandy wastes of the North African desert, and the air shuddered with the roar of engines as one by one the sleek Martin Marauder bombers swept into the air. Each plane was loaded with nearly two tons of bombs, and they were crewed by some of the crack pilots of Bomber […]

Jack’s Private War

Issue Number: 5575

“A splinter of metal is lodged in your heart. If it moves, you will die.” These words struck Flight Lieutenant Jack Hammond like a hammer blow. His immediate thought was to lie still, keep quiet, not move. But then he reasoned — if I’ve got to go, I might as well go out fighting! It […]