Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
ASTERY IN MARINE HARRYING - Since taking delivery of its first Hawker Siddeley Harriers two years ago, the US Marine Corps has brought its first squadron up to combat readiness and is now busy studying the air combat manoeuvrability of the AV-8A. A progress report, with colour illustrations.
THE FELLOWSHIP FINDS A SLOT Fokker-VFW is extending the range of variants of the F28 Fellowship by developing a slatted wing which adds to the versatility of this short-range jet transport. Colour photographs and a cutaway drawing supplement this report from Amsterdam. MR BEDE'S DREAMBOAT - John Fricker describes the history so far of the remarkable BD-5 a€ designed by Jim Bede to be built by amateurs and the subject of a somewhat chequered flight test programme to date, despite overwhelming acceptance from homebuilders. LIKE GREASED LIGHTNING - Captain Eric Brown continues his ""Viewed from the Cockpit"" series on the German aircraft types of World War II with an account of the remark- able Arado Ar 234 Blitz, and we present a new cutaway drawing. LISUNOVS WELLINGTON - Converting a DC-3 to a Wellington is one of the more improbable projects undertaken in the interests of authenticity for film-making. The project, based on the Soviet version of the DC-3, the Lisunov Li-2, was undertaken in Czechoslovakia and is fully illustrated in this account. FROM ITALY TO ENGLAND IN THREE DAYS - Delivering the SR.1 airship from Italy to the RAF's lighter-than-air base at Pulham, Norfolk, set no records but was a three-day flight against the elements for the crew. Capt T B Williams, an officer on the flight, recalls the excitement of 55 years ago. THE BULLDOG BREED - Part II of the Warbirds feature started last month, in which the export. versions are described and we provide a page of colour profiles and a complete production list of the famous Bristol biplane. AIRSCENE - The monthly round-up of news and background to the news presented under section headings for Military Affairs, Civil Affairs, Aircraft and Industry and new Civil and Military Aircraft Contracts.* PLANE FACTS - Answers to readers' enquiries from the AIR enthusiast files: Cunningham-Hall GA-36; Baade Type 152; Potez-CAMS 161. IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted. 96 MODEL ENTHUSIAST Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour profile drawings of the Grumman Bearcat. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR enthusiast encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the BAT FK.22 Bantam to the Beardmore WB26. AIRDATA FILE - Technical data, photographs and general arrangement drawings for the Italair F-20 Pegaso; WSK-Mielec M-15; Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Super Trident 3B; Fairey Britten-Norman Mainlander; Grumman F-14 (ADC).