Tag Archives: Steve Taylor

Vichy Vendetta

Issue Number: 5247

The Reich’s puppet government of Vichy takes control of Southern France, and air force loyalties are divided. The heroic Alain Broussard defects and vows to fight on with the Allies, but his protégé Yves Fernier is torn between loyalty and duty as his Commandant becomes ever more thirsty for Allied blood…   Story: Steve Taylor […]

Higher! Higher! Higher!

Issue Number: 5073

It did not always matter if your aircraft was the fastest or had the most firepower, so long as you had the highest ceiling… Thought to have been retired after the Spanish Civil War, and reaching a staggering 39,000 feet, the Junkers Ju 86P was one such plane. It dominated the skies over the North […]

UNDEFEATED

Issue Number: 4945
Undefeated

Troubled by a past encounter early in his career, Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander Alec Weston soon became a respected, if intense, skipper. He was determined that his submarine, H.M.S. Undefeated, would live up to her name — therefore he pushed his crew and the vessel hard. When ferrying a Special Boat Section assault team on […]

RAM RAIDERS

Issue Number: 4941
Ram Raiders

It was a daring tactic known as the “Taran” — using an aircraft as an aerial battering ram. Major Ilya Bezkhov of the Russian Air Force had used it on several occasions and lived to tell the tale. When the Royal Air Force took on a mission to deliver four Tomahawk fighter-bombers to the Russians, […]