Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
PLUS FOR THE CORSAIR - The USAF has launched a programme intended to upgrade more than 300 Vought A-7 Corsair Us for the ANG. - Robert F Dorr records the background and describes the new features of the A-7 Plus.
PORTUGAL'S GROWING AIR POWER - An update on the air force of one of NATO's smaller member nations, by Barry Lewis, with photographs primarily by the author. GUARDING INDIA'S COASTS - From New Delhi, Pushpindar Singh records the growing role of the Indian Coast Guard and its new fleet of Dornier 228s in the fight against drug running and more traditional smugglers. THE CLASSIC HEINKEL - Our regular "Warbirds" feature begins a series of articles on the Heinkel He 111, one of the most significant bombers of the late 'thirties and early 'forties. Part One is concerned with the initial "first generation" variants. 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 Aircraft Contracts. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the Al R international encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the Mitsubishi Ki-33 to the Mitsubishi A6M5-8. WORLD WARPLANE INVENTORY - The third instalment of the exclusive AIR international colour guide to the world's major combat aircraft, devoted to strategic and tactical transports, and AAR tankers. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour profiles of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat. AIRDATA FILE - A specially enlarged instalment presenting technical data, photographs and general arrangement drawings for a number of aircraft featured at the 37th Salon International de I'Aeronautique et de I'Espace at Le Bourget in June. FRONT COVER - The first Pilatus PC-9 for the Royal Australian Air Force a€ seen here on an early test flighta€"first flew on 19 May and was among the aircraft displayed at the Paris Air Show in June.