Air

Hero in a Hurri

Issue Number: 5548

Buck Leigh was an ace pilot, capable of handling an aircraft in a way that most blokes could only dream about. David Walton had always been insanely jealous of his flying ability, ever since the days before the war when they’d both been in a flying circus. But now Walton had a chance to make […]

Two Men in A Boat… Again

Issue Number: 5545

You may remember a tale of two RAF men, stranded somewhat begrudgingly together, in a boat somewhere in the British Channel after Dunkirk. Well, the nightmare pair are back at it again, lumbered with top-secret intelligence jobs, flying in a stolen Jerry floatplane. Only with these two numskulls, it’s bound not to last long!   […]

The Hunt Is On

Issue Number: 5542

Imagine you’re a British pilot, shot down over enemy‑occupied France. There’s only one thought in your mind —escape back to Britain. It’s not going to be easy, with German patrols out hunting for you, so you’re very glad when you find a group of loyal, dedicated Frenchmen who are doing their best to see that […]

Jungle Wings

Issue Number: 5539

Flying Officer Joe Blake and his mates were feeling pretty confident when war came to Malaya in 1941. But, when their first-ever dogfight against mighty Mitsubishi A6M Zeros in their outclassed Brewster Buffalos came, the rookie Australian pilots paid a heavy price indeed. Joe, now the only survivor of his squadron, was tasked with training […]

Old Dogs

Issue Number: 5531

Known as Operation Folklore, the Air Ministry knew they had to box clever if they wanted to beat the invading Argentinians out of the Falkland Islands. Flying a Canberra under Chilean colours, they would recon the enemy without arousing suspicion. But when the pair operating the aircraft is a reckless, young RAF pilot and the […]

Night Witch

Issue Number: 5519

German soldiers feared the night. Their restless sleep was interrupted by a sound caught on the wind —like the flapping of wings or the knocking of flying broomsticks. Like ghosts, the Polikarpov Po-2 fighters of 588th Night Bomber Regimentswooped in to attack, destroying all that dared to be in their path. The Germans soon began […]