Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
JAMMER'S DELIGHT - The Grumman/GD EF-111A Raven, now in service with two Electronic Combat Squadrons of the USAF, has moved electronics warfare into a new advanced phase. Warren Thompson reports.
THE AAM STORY - Bill Gunston opens a multi-part review of air-to-air missile development since the mid-'forties with an account of German and early American and British work that laid the foundation for much that followed. THE ITALIAN "FORTRESS" - During World War II, the Regia Aeronautics operated only one type of strategic bomber and, as Giorgio Bignozzi relates in this "Warbirds" feature, that bomber, the Piaggio P.108B, could scarcely be counted a success. STARFIGHTERS IN THE AMI - Although until comparatively recently the most widely used of NATO fighters, Lockheed's Starfighter now retains a major role with only three of the organisation's air arms, the principal of these being the Aero- nautica Militare Italiana (AMI), as Ricardo Niccoli reports. 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. AEROBATICS...are alive and well in South Africa as Capt N Meikle reports from Langebaanweg. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour profiles of the MiG-21. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR international encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the MiG I-270(ZH) to MiG I-320(R). FOR LOVE OF A TIGER - A Heer reports from Australia on a film for Tiger Moth buffs. TALKBACK - Readers of AIR international offer comments of general interest. IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted. AIRDATA FILE - Technical data, photographs and general arrangement drawings for the Canadair CL-215T, llyushin 11-114, llyushin 11-96 and Tupolev Tu-204. FRONT COVER - The Aeritalia F-104S ASA (Aggiornamento Sistema d'Arma) prototype with updated weapons system and new all-grey finish.