Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
BUCCANEER - THE 15-YEAR STOP-GAP - Although production of the British Aerospace (Hawker Siddeley) Buccaneer ended several years ago, this potent warplane continues to give the RAF sterling service in a front line attack role, as Mike Byrne here relates. Wg Cdr Phil Pinney contributes a pilot's view.
STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN: THE BAe 146 Mike Hirst describes the present state of development of the British Aerospace 146, the promising new feeder-liner from Hatfield, where test results to date are better than expectation. TIGER TAILS - Continuing his occasional series of reflections on aeroplanes he has flown, John Fricker this month takes as his subject one of the most famous trainers of all time, the de Havilland Tiger Moth. VISITS TO ANOTHER WORLD - In his Personal View column, Roy Braybrook reflects upon some of the problems confronting manufacturers of civil and commercial aircraft. AIRSCENE - The monthly round-up of news and background to the news presented under section headings for Military Affairs, Aircraft and Industry, Civil Affairs and new Civil and Military Aircraft Contracts. TALKBACK - Readers of AIR INTERNATIONAL offer comments of general interest. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and two pages of colour profiles of the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star. VETERAN AND VINTAGE - Recently flown for the first time, a Spanish-built HA-1112 has been re-engined with a DB 605 to become, as here described, the only Daimler-Benz-engined airworthy representative of the famous Bf 109 fighter. PLANE FACTS - Answers to readers'enquiries from AIR INTERNATIONAL files: Savoia Marchetti S.M.93. IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR INTERNATIONAL encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the Hawker P.1081 to Hawker Siddeley (BAe) Sea Harrier. AIRDATA FILE - Technical data, photographs and general arrangement drawings for the HALHT-2,Agusta-SikorskyAS-61N1, Kawasaki KV-107-X, Yak-53, Boeing 737-300 and Schapel projects. FRONT COVER - British Aerospace BAe 146, the third of the Srs 100 flight development aircraft, seen as the test hours passed the 500-mark.