This review, which we wanted to be quarterly, will ambitiously embrace the whole of French aeronautical history and heritage.
Its editorial team, already constituted, brings together the best French specialists in history, technique and collection. LELA Presse chooses innovation with this magazine dedicated to French aeronautics under the broadest aspects of our history, whether civil or military, scientific, industrial or technical. We will highlight all those who made French aeronautics, but also those who do it today or who work for its preservation and its life. Because the heritage of tomorrow is being built today! Our first issue will reflect our ambition: to make you discover with passion, in a lively and unprecedented way, entire sections of French aeronautical history. The bet is daring. We take it because we know we can count on you and your pleasure in making discoveries with each new issue. Little foretaste of this first issue. You will discover the history, such as it has never been approached nor illustrated, of the last Bloch hunter of 1940: the Bloch 155. More than 30 pages of documents never seen until today, as well as testimonies and new information, color profiles worked out in the smallest details ... We will discover the aerial career of an extraordinary man ... Are you still wondering about the paintings of French cameras from the 1930s? Thanks to completely unpublished archives from industrialists and the Air Force, you will have before you the beginning of a long series devoted to this subject that we thought we knew so much ... For you, collectors! You will discover extremely rare collector's items and their history, over time, such as OPL collimators ... And we will also meet restorers, builders of exact replicas, passionate collectors who bring new life to national devices or who preserve an unknown heritage. We know your interest in the 1940s and their mysteries, which explains the content of this first issue! As you will soon discover, our magazine "Les Ailes" will take you on a journey through all eras, from the origins to the most modern and on the five continents.
Summary of this N ° 01: - News - Heritage: Salmson Cricri - The men: Pierre Mendès France, the missed opportunity 26 File: Bloch 155 Further, faster, stronger - Collection: The OPL RX-39 family - History: The Tiger Moth in Indochina - Air Force Marks and Paintings - Episode 1
With 170 photos and illustrations, 2 maps, the Bloch 155 plan and 19 profiles.