Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
HALF A DECADE AND AIR DEFENCE - Only five years after its foundation, the Singapore Air Defence Command is today a viable fighting force with enough "muscle" to fill effectively part of the vacuum left by the withdrawal of UK forces east of Suez. This up-to-date report of the SADC is accompanied by photographs taken for AIR enthusiast by Steve Peltz.
ROCKWELL BUCKEYE - Subject of continuing US Navy procurement in annual increments and now being exported for the first time, the Rockwell T-2 Buckeye is enjoying success "the second time around", having gone out of production in 1961 for a three-year period. Our description of the T-2 is accompanied by a new cutaway drawing and a "Viewed from the Cockpit" assessment by the company's chief test pilot Ed Gillespie. THE BF 110 - HERMANN'S DESTROYER - Despite an unsatisfactory performance during the "Battle of Britain" the Messerschmitt Bf 110 acquitted itself well enough throughout most of World War II and is categorised by Capt Eric Brown in this further contribution to our "Viewed from the Cockpit" series as "a versatile and effective combat aircraft". JAGUAR INTO SERVICE - An important milestone in the history of the SEPECAT Jaguar was reached during June when the new Anglo-French close-support aircraft was formally introduced into service with theArmee de I'Air. The event is recorded here in words and photographs. AIRSCENE - The monthly round-up of news and background to the news. FRONT OFFICE EVOLUTION - L F E Coombs continues his historical survey of cockpit layout and flight deck design with an examination of the military single-seat and "cockpit-on-the-centreline" types from 1939 to date. VETERAN AND VINTAGE - A page of photographs illustrating the dramatic recovery of a Handley Page Halifax from a Norwegian fiord. GALLIC GUARDIAN - The second and concluding part of our "Warbirds" feature by Pierre Leyvastre, describing the wartime service of the Morane-Saulnier MS 406 in France and abroad. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR enthusiast encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft from the Bleriot SPAD 60 to the 510. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a colour plate of the BAC Strikemaster. TALKBACK - Readers of AIR enthusiast offer comments of general interest. AIRDATA FILE - Technical data, photographs and general arrangement drawings for the CASA 401 and Sportavia RF-6 Sportsman.