Aeromilitaria - Quarterly A4
51-3893 "Hop-A-Long" was one of two H-19As which completed an epic delivery flight across the Atlantic to Europe in July 1952. The image is actually of 'B model 52-7587 painted to represent its famous predecessor at the USAF Collection at Wright Patterson.
Current issue: Winter (48pp)
Next issue due: March
Aeromilitaria is Air-Britain's Military Aviation Historical Quarterly, first published in 1975. It was established to dig deeper into the background of military aviation than was possible in commercial publication aimed at a more generalised readership. It provided detailed notes on, mainly, British and Commonwealth military types, providing data on the use and fates of each individual aircraft. These evolved into the Air-Britain series on Royal Air Force Aircraft, and also into the 'File' series of books.
As all RAF aircraft between J1 and XZ999 have been published in the series of registers listed under 'Military Books', Aeromilitaria now concentrates on background information emerging from, mainly, files at the Public Record Office and Ministry of Defence. The layout has been designed so that articles and tables can be extracted intact for filing in whatever way the reader finds most convenient.
Current editors are James J Halley and Phil Butler. The editorial address is 5 Walnut Tree Road, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 0RW.
The 48 page Winter 2012 edition includes articles on the following:
- The Yukon in RCAF Service - John Bradley
- Sikorsky H:19 Service with the USAF in Europe - Dave Wilton
- Post-1950 Aircraft Specfications - Part 8 - Phil Butler
- Air Ministry Contracts - Phil Butler
- Photo Miscellany
- Feedback on Elgar and Vapour - Ron Henry
- Rhodesian Air Training Scheme (1940-1954): An Overview: Part 1 - Dave Newnham
- Out of the Archives - More WW1 aircraft renumbering, The Gyron Story, Postscript on the Meteor PR.5
- Gloster Single Seat Meteors (Part 14)
- Finnish Air Force Letov S.218A - by Philippe Listemann and the late Eino Ristaranta
- Crash Sites in the United Kinbgdom during World War Two 105Oct43 to 19Oct43
- Royal Thai Air Force Museum Douglas Skyraider - Brad Hensley & Steve Darke
- Colour Gallery - Robert Cooper
- Also Feedback and Bookshelf
- Back Page feature Farnborough 1960s - Locals
Crash Sites in the United Kingdom during World War Two lists in chronological order the aircraft, of whatever nationality, that are known to have crashed on land in the UK. It is hoped that readers may be able to add to the detail from local sources or memories of the event.
Feedback is devoted to reader's additions to items that have appeared in past issues and provides a valuable forum for information that might otherwise be lost.
Bookshelf covers recent publications on military and naval aviation, which are considered to be useful to our readers.