Archive - Quarterly A4

This issue's cover photo illustrates the article on the Daily Air Corporation of Taiwan. BK-117B-2, B-55507 is seen in flight over Taipei

Editor: Robert Swan

Current issue: Winter (48pp)

Next issue due: March

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Archive is Air-Britain's Civil Aviation Historical Quarterly, first published in 1980. It was conceived as an outlet for information which might otherwise not be published in the mass-interest aviation press. The four main aims were:

  • To present complete historical civil registers from around the world.
  • To publish production lists containing detailed type histories.
  • To provide a forum for original and previously unpublished research.
  • To act as a data sharing and exchange medium.

"Archive" has never claimed to publish the last word on a topic, but by making information available it does hope to add to the total sum of knowledge! This is why the Feedback section is such an integral part of the magazine's approach.

Now at a regular 48 A4-size pages per issue. The contents are grouped as far as possible on even numbers of pages to allow series to be filed separately if desired. A full colour cover has been introduced since the first issue of 1999.

Major topics covered by Archive in the past have included Pre-War UK registers, Impressments, Flying Clubs, The Dornier Wal, Fokker F.VII, Beech 17, Frati designs, Bolkow lightplanes, Sikorsky flying boats, Thai airlines, early airfields and many more.

A complete index is available by e-mail on request to the Editor or may be viewed on the ab-ix files website. .


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