Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
A BOEING FOR THE 'EIGHTIES - Now 18 months into its full-scale development programme, the Boeing 767 is already backed by orders and options for a total of 263 from eight airlines. Evolution of the 767 design is here traced in detail and we present the first complete cutaway drawing.
HAWKS FOR THE RED ARROWS - After 15 seasons of display flying with the Gnat, the internationally-acclaimed Red Arrows have recently re-equipped on the Hawk, presented pictorially in these pages. FINALE FURIOSO...Capt Eric Brown continues his series on the handling of naval aircraft with an assessment of the Hawker Sea Fury, the last and perhaps the greatest of the Fleet Air Arm's piston- engined fighters. 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. THE LIGHT FIGHTER MARKET - A discussion of the market for the light fighters in the category of an "F-5 replacement", and details of the intriguing Swiss Piranha project which has been designed to fulfil this requirement. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and two pages of colour profiles of the Savoia Marchetti S.M.81. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR international encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the Fokker F VI (PW-5) to Fokker D XII. IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted. AIRDATA FILE - Technical data, photographs and general arrangement drawings for the Sheriff, Fokker F29, McDonnell Douglas AMTR-II and Robinson R22. FRONT COVER - British Aerospace Hawk T MR 1 XX253, one of 10 specially equipped to serve with the RAF's official aerobatic team, the Red Arrows, commencing with the 1980 season.