Air

Sky Raiders

Issue Number: 5404

Only the bravest of the brave and the toughest of the tough served in the Glider Pilot Regiment. Every man was hand-picked, trained to perfection then let loose behind German lines. Why then, was Captain Paul Preston one of this band of heroes? Hadn’t he once saved his own skin by leaving his men to […]

The Jets from Nowhere!

Issue Number: 5390

The Heinkel 162 jet fighter swept in low over the RAF airstrip, strafing the parked Typhoons and anything that moved. By the time the British had recovered, the enemy machines had disappeared. Patrols were sent out, a German airfield was bombed, but still the jets survived. They had to have a base somewhere, and it […]

The Flying Emu

Issue Number: 5385

Estranged twins Teddy and Ernie Sharp followed their own paths in the Great War. Teddy took to the skies while Ernie trained hard with the Australian Imperial Force, determined to make his mark. Then, a chance meeting on the Western Front and Teddy’s untimely death changed Ernie’s life forever, as he abandoned the AIF and […]

Mosquito Strike

Issue Number: 5384

Mad Marston was a menace to everyone. He handled his Mosquito like a reckless fool. He didn’t care what damage he did to his plane or his crew. Then came the day his own brother went down in flames, and everyone knew who was to blame… Mad Marston himself!   Story: Brunt Art: Arias Cover: […]

Coventry Blitz

Issue Number: 5383

The night of 14th November, 1940, was one the industrial city of Coventry would never forget. Over 500 German bombers darkened the already inky night sky above the city before Coventry became an inferno — their bombs obliterating factories and homes alike. Among the fiery streets, Charlie Briggs of the Auxiliary Fire Service fought to […]

Black Squadron

Issue Number: 5380

Pinned on a board in every Luftwaffe airfield in Germany was a “Wanted Man” notice: “Wanted for the murder of Major von Dorn — the British pilot who flies a Spitfire bearing the insignia of a red mailed fist.” Adolf Hitler himself would shake the hand of the Nazi pilot who shot down that RAF […]

Convoy Patrol

Issue Number: 5374

Fairey Swordfish flew and fought from many dangerous places during the war, but the most risky of all were the tiny aircraft carriers converted from merchant ships. That’s where Lieutenant Paul Drayton of the Fleet Air Arm found himself, and as if the Focke-Wulf Kondors and the weather weren’t enough to contend with, he was […]