SINGAPORE STING - Founded 18 years ago, the Republic of Singapore Air Force has grown rapidly to achieve a youthful efficiency and a respected status in its area. Chris Pocock reports.
PALMDALE AND THE BOMBER CONNECTION - To the north of Los Angeles, Palmdale is the centre of several advanced aerospace production and de- velopment activities, including manufacture of the remarkable Rockwell B-1B, as seen recently by the editors.
MITSUBISHI Ki-21 - Entering operational use against China at the end of 1938, the Mitsubishi Ki-21 ("Sally") went onto become a stalwart of the Imperial Army Air Force for much of World War II. Our "Warbirds" feature provides full details of this underrated bomber.
YAKOVLEV FORGER - Continuing our "In Soviet Service" series, Roy Braybrook examines the sole Soviet combat aircraft with V/STOL capabilities, the Yak- 38 naval interceptor and poses the question of its true status in Soviet naval air power evolution.
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 a page of colour profiles of the Gloster Gladiator.
FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR international encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from Messerschmitt Me 309 to Me 263 (and addendum, Lockheed YP-24).
IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted.
FORD TRIMOTOR REINCARNATION. - David Brown reports upon the existence of a second example of the Bushmaster 2000.
FRONT COVER - The first Brazilian prototype of the Aeritalia/Aermacchi/Embraer AMX light fighter, this Italian and Brazilian co-venture being the subject of a feature in the next issue.