Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
OGFIGHTER SUPREME: THE TOMCAT - The Grumman F-14A Tomcat, fast approaching full operational status with the US Navy, is gaining recognition as one of the West's most potent fighters. David W H Godfrey here describes the Tomcat's concept and characteristics, and we publish a highly-detailed cutaway drawing.
FAR EASTERN THREESOME - Steve Peltz offers an on-the-spot status report on ANZUK, the joint Australia/New Zealand/UK force that provides for the defence of Singapore- and Malaysia, and poses some questions on ANZUK's future following the Australian defence cut-backs. FEEDERJET FORMULA - The first major new civil aircraft to go ahead in Britain for more than a decade, the Hawker Siddeley US.146 has been launched after a 15-year period of market analysis and project studies in the feederliner field by Hawker Siddeley. This account describes and illustrates both the HS.146 and the projects that preceded it at Hatfield and Woodford. BEAUFIGHTER a€ INNOVATIVE IMPROVISATION BY BRISTOL - In the ""Warbirds"" series, we present the first part of the Beaufighter story, showing how one of World War ll's most successful warplanes emerged almost by chance as a by-product of the Beaufort bomber design. 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. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and two pages of colour drawings of the Tupolev SB. TALKBACK - Readers of AIR enthusiast offer comments of general interest. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR enthusiast encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the Boeing FB-5 to Boeing F3B-1. PLANE FACTS - Answers to readers' enquiries from the AIR enthusiast files: Gotha GLVII.G VII, GL VII and G VIII; LioreetOlivier H.242 and Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2/R1. IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted.