Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
FRONT-LINE PROFESSIONALS WITH YESTERDAY'S AIRCRAFT - Almost unknown for decades, foreign journalists were recently allowed a revealing insight into the Albanian Air Force as detailed by George Kamp and Mans Koning.
DIFFICULTIES AHEAD FOR DASA? - Ute Ballay assesses the future of Europe's largest air and space conglomerate which is being threatened by forces beyond its control. YAK-141 - John Fricker takes a detailed look at Yakovlev's supersonic V/STOL fighter and assesses its somewhat doubtful future. A HAWKER TO GOD'S NARROWS! - A report by Robert S Grant on the success of MS.748 operations in the harsh conditions of northern Canada. FI '92 - THE MAGICAL MYSTERY SHOW - Roy Braybrook's Personal View takes a backward look at this year's Russian-dominated Farnborough air show. FIREFLY - SLINGSBY'S TRAINER HITS THE BIG TIME - The editor examines the development history of the increasingly successful Slingsby T-67, recent winner of the lucrative USAF EFS contract. REGIONAL JET - INTO SERVICE - Ken Ellis reports from Montreal on progress with the Canadair Regional Jet which entered revenue service with Lufthansa CityLine during November. HOVERFLY - THE SIKORSKY R-4 STORY - In this month's Warbirds feature, Rene Francillon looks at development of the Sikorsky R-4, the first operational helicopter to enter service in the US military. AIRSCENE - Military, commercial and aerospace industry news from around the world with the major stories highlighted. VIETNAM VETERANS - In the Veteran & Vintage slot this month, Frank Rozendaal looks at some of the more inaccessible aircraft preserved in Vietnam, many on military installations. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR international encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, this month covering the Shenyang J-8 II, Short S.10 Gurnard and SIAI S.50, S.52, S.58 and S.67. FLYING COLOURS - This month's artwork from Pete West features the new colours appearing on BIBI B aircraft of theformer Yugoslavia including a Croatian MiG-21jb/s, Yugoslav Orao, Krajina Militia Mil Mi-8 Hip and Slovenian Bell 412. TALKBACK - Reader's letters on subjects carried in past issues of the magazine. IN PRINT - Reviews of some recent books received. FRONT COVER - Taken by the authors of the Albanian Air Force article beginning on page 305 is this close up on the nose of a two-seat FT-5 (MiG-17UTI) at Kucova with the tail of a Shenyang F-6 behind. Each of the two Kucova-based Shenyang F-6 (MiG-19S) squadrons currently operates a single FT-5 for continuation training.