TRAINING ON THE TORNADO - More than a year has now elapsed since the Trinational Tornado Training Establishment began its work at RAF Cottesmore. Paul Jackson recently visited the TTTE on behalf of AIR INTERNATIONAL and here presents a progress report on its activities.
AV-8B HARRIER II - Now the subject of an Anglo-American commitment to full development and production that is expected to result in several hundred examples entering service by the end of the present decade, the McDonnell Douglas/BAe AV-8B Harrier II is described here by Roy Braybrook.
FROM PROTOTYPE TO PRODUCTION IN PUERTO RICO - Providing the basis for a modest entry into the ranks of aircraft manufacturing states by Puerto Rico, the Ahrens AR-404 has recently emerged in its fully-developed form, as described and illustrated here.
EPITAPH FOR THE BIG-BOAT? - AIR international's Japanese correspondent Eiichero Sekigawa recalls the origins of the Shin Meiwa US-1 amphibian and PS-1 flying boat and describes the current operational status of these examples of a disappearing breed.
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 CONTENTIOUS COBRA - Second and final instalment of our Warbirds feature on the Bell P-39 Airacobra.
MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour profiles of the Messerschmitt Bf 110. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR INTERNATIONAL encyclopaedia of the. world's fighter aircraft, from the Hanriot H.33 to Hanriot H.220-2 (NC 600).
TALKBACK - Readers of AIR INTERNATIONAL offer comments of general interest.
IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted.
THE TROUBLE WITH ENTHUSIASTS - Roy Braybrook continues with his Personal View column.
AIRDATA FILE - Technical data, photographs and general arrangement drawings for the EMBRAER EMB-121 Xingu IA, Aerospatiale/Aeritalia ATR-42, Airbus A320 and Mitsubishi Diamond I.
FRONT COVER: The first of four full-scale development examples of the McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II, now in flight test at St Louis.