Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
AIRSCENE - Military, commercial and aerospace industry news from around the world with the major stories highlighted.
EUROFIGHTER 2000 - Having undergone a cost-saving study, and with the maiden flight of Eurofighter 2000 imminent, Roy Braybrook reviews its current status. THE STRATOLINER STORY - Mike Hardy completes 'the story' with the Stratoliner's entry into service with the USAAF, and its postwar operations. SPANISH EYES - Phantoms have been in service with the Spanish Air Force for over 23 years and are still fulfilling a crucial reconnaissance role, as described by Salvador Mafe Huertas. UPGRADES: THE FIGHTER'S FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH - Paul Jackson concludes his review of fighter upgrade programmes with a description of the A-4 Skyhawk, F-4 Phantom and Dassault Mirage. UK POLICE AVIATION - With the crime rate rising, police aviation in the United Kingdom is becoming increasingly important. Bryn Elliott traces its less than smooth development. TOO MUCH MARIO AND SONIC; NOT ENOUGH ORVILLE AND WILBUR? - Roy Braybrook's Personal View takes a look at the trials and tribulations of fly-by-wire systems. KUZNETSOV: RUSSIA'S BIG ENGINE SPECIALIST - Now in his 83rd year, Nikolai Kuznetsov has been responsible for producing some of the world's most powerful engines, as recounted by Ken Fulton. TALKBACK - Readers letters on subjects carried in past issues of the magazine and of general interest. IN PRINT - Reviews of some recent books received. UNITED STATES AIR FORCE TODAY - In the first of a four-part feature reviewing the structure and raison d'etre of the USAF, Bob Archer outlines recent changes in the air force and describes the Air Combat Command. FIGHTER A-Z - Continuing the AIR International encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, this month describes five Sukhd aircraft; the Su-1, Su-3, Su-5, Su-7 and Su-9. FRONT COVER - F-16C andF-16D on the strength of the 388th Fighter Wing, 4th Fighter Squadron, USAF, based at Hill AFB, Utah.