Tag Archives: RAF

The Lab Rat Club

Issue Number: 5645

Jim Cope was an excellent pilot —but a reckless one. He charged into dogfights headfirst without stopping to think about the consequences. This was doubly dangerous considering it was 1940, during the peak of the Battle of Britain!I t was inevitable that Jim’s luck would run out. After a disastrous sortie, he became trapped in […]

Beware Your Friends

Issue Number: 5644

It’s a dicey business attacking Nazi armoured columns. When you’re flying at 400 mph, hurtling over hedges and trees and dodging the flak, your reactions have to be lightning‑fast, your decisions made in split seconds. Danger is ever‑present, but there’s double danger when rockets and cannon shells start coming at you —fired from behind!   […]

Bombs Gone

Issue Number: 5638

The Japanese fighter screamed in to attack the Blenheim —but suddenly the bomber dodged aside, leaving the astounded Japanese pilot firing at thin air! At the controls of the British aircraft was Sergeant Ron Elliot, a natural pilot who was an ace whatever plane he was flying. The trouble was, he knew it. And his […]

Out of Sight

Issue Number: 5637

Edward Cuthbert-Powell and Archie Perkins may have been top of the class together at RAF Flying Training School, but the pair had little else in common. While Edward was loud and brash, Archie was quiet and a bit of a loner, much to the frustration of his classmate. When both are assigned to RAF Biggin […]

In for the Kill

Issue Number: 5616

The young pilot officer could hardly believe his ears. But there was no mistaking the grim seriousness on the face of the Air Commadore, no question that he meant exactly what he had said…“I want you to go over to France and kill my son.”   Story: Gentry Art: Gordon C Livingstone Cover: Ian Kennedy […]

Superfort!

Issue Number: 5608

The B-29 Superfortress was the heaviest aircraft of the Second World War. It was designed for high-altitude bombing and it carried a crew of a dozen men. So what the heck was this one doing dodging around over an enemy airfield at zero feet with only a couple of blokes on board? Well, this wasn’t […]