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Aviation News (Aviation Week & Space Technology) Magazine Archive ONLINE, FREE

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Aviation News Archive:
Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine has an archive for a fee service on their website.
Archive.org actually has the same content for free. There are PDF format available, but it is low resolution.
To get the highest resolution, choose CBZ format (which is a zip type format designed for magazine or comic book reading that displays jpegs in a book format), and then you will get the full resolution - but you must download a special reader.
The issues are great for period type ads, and every so often there are great detail articles about prototype aircraft.
Here are the glory years 1936-47, but you can navigate and search for whatever issue they have regardless of year
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To view CBZ files, I use this software
It isn't fancy, but is a concise software package and works well enough.
Just to give an idea of the relative size of the archive versions, The December 01 1942 issue under PDF is 14mb and is barely legible. The CBZ version is 103mb and looks to be scanned at 150 or 300 dpi.
 

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Use the search function here
Then you can find page numbers of the aircraft you are interested in. The Archive.org has pages scanned two at a time, so it takes a bit to find the exact page number.
The search will reveal three different results (which is helpful):
Articles
Ads
Images
 

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Another hint, is that the Archive.org site has page scans, but you have to dig down to find them in the Download options page, click 'show all' and then 'view contents' of the cbz archive and there are your individual page scans!
 

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