Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
ATO'S YOUNGEST EAGLES - The Luftwaffe, reborn as the air arm of Federal Germany in 1956, today plays a vital role within NATO guarding the Central European front. Paul Jackson describes the re-equipment programmes now under way.
FIN DESIGN FOR COMBAT AIRCRAFT - Continuing his series on the Fundamentals of Design, BRA Burns discusses the factors influencing fin design. The author is a member of the project design staff of British Aerospace Warton Division. PACIFIC PEREGRINE - Named Hayabusa (Peregrine Falcon) when it entered service in 1941, the Nakajima Ki 43 was among the first Japanese Imperial Army Air Service fighters to see combat. As this account in our Warbirds series shows, it was unexpectedly successful in the opening stages of the war. AIRSCENE - The monthly round-up of news and background to the news presentedunder section headings for Military Affairs, Aircraft and Industry, Civil Affairs and new Civil and Military Aircraft Contracts. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour profiles of the BAC Lightning. PLANE FACTS - Answers to readers' enquiries from the AIR INTERNATIONAL files: Cavalier Turbo-Mustang III and Mikoyan-Gurevich l-270(Zh). FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR INTERNATIONAL encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the Fokker V 21 to the Fokker V 36. 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 IAI Westwind 2, and McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Sixty Series. FRONT COVER - A Lockheed F-104G Startighter a€ actually the fourth of 96 delivered to the Luftwaffe by the parent company a€" seen in the markings of the test establishment Erprobungsstelle 61 at Manching.