Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
AIRSCENE Military, commercial and
aerospace industry news from around the world with the major stories highlighted. ACM SIR MICHAEL GRAYDON TALKS TO AIR International - In an exclusive interview with the Editor, the Chief of the Air Staff discusses the current role of the RAF and its future after Options for Change. RAF AT 75 - An in-depth review by Michael Gething of the RAF, its equipment, roles and organisational structure. Included is a comprehensive description of the RAF's order of battle. THE PENETRATOR - DREAM OR REALITY? - Will the American Aircraft Corporation's 'restyled' Huey be a commercial success? Frank B Mormillo examines AAC's solution to the low- cost helicopter market. BOEING 727...NEW ROLLS FOR THE THREE HOLER - A total of 1,832 727s have been produced since the first aircraft was rolled out 30 years ago. Max Kingsley-Jones reviews the type's history and reports on the re-engined Tay variant. WIN A SEVEN-DAY TOUR OF FRANCE FOR TWO - Your chance to visit the Paris Air Show. Marsailles (Aerospatiale) & Toulouse (Airbus). NOT THE RED ARMY FACTION! - Roy Braybrook's Personal View takes a light-hearted look at the RAF, the traditional pilot/navigator jokes and recollections of his days in the Service. S.E.5a FIGHTER SUPREME - Described by Marshall of the RAF, Lord Douglas of Kirtleside as, "One of the finest aircraft ever built", the S.E.5a is discussed in detail by Jack M Bruce. EMMEN: SWITZERLAND'S DEVELOPMENT AND TEST AIRFIELD - The Swiss Federal Aircraft Factory is co-located with the Department of Defence flight test centre, at Emmen. Riccardo Nicolli reports on their diverse activities. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the air international encyclopedia of the world's fighter aircraft, this month covering four aircraft from the Sopwith stable: Gun Bus, Baby, 1/2 - Strutter and Pup. VETERAN AND VINTAGE - During a recent stop-over in Sydney, Philip Birtles paid a visit to the Australian Naval Aviation Museum and the privately-owned Camden Museum of Aviation. TALKBACK - Readers' letters on subjects carried in past issues of the magazine. IN PRINT - Reviews of some recent books received.