SUKHOI'S PIVOTAL INTERDICTOR - No 11 in our series on modern warplanes that are "In Soviet Service", this article takes newly available, exclusive details of the Su-24 Fencer to provide a comprehensive analysis of the capabilities of this highly-effective variable-sweep strike tighter.
WILD WEASEL "SAM-KILLER" - The USAF is in process of introducing an effective new electronic countermeasures aeroplane in the shape of the F-4G, a Wild Weasel version of the ubiquitous Phantom II. Bert Kinzey provides details of the conversion programme.
BOEING 757: ANOTHER TWIN FROM SEATTLE - Trailing the Boeing 767 both in timescale and in airline orders, the Boeing 757 is nevertheless proceeding on schedule as the Seattle-based company's newest twin-jet transport, the evolution of which is described here, in an article that includes the first detailed cutaway drawing.
LAGG-3: LAVOCHKIN'S TIMBER TERMAGANT - Our "Warbirds" series describes the LaGG-3, a Soviet fighter of wooden construction that failed to live up to the promise of its early years, and which gained few accolades from its pilots.
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.
TALKBACK - Readers of AIR INTERNATIONAL offer comments of general interest.
IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted.
FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR INTERNATIONAL encyclopedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the Gourdou-Leseurre GL-482 to Grigorovich Dl-3.
US NAVAL AVIATION MUSEUM - Exhibits of the museum, at Pensacola listed and illustrated by Jerry Litwak.
MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour profiles of the Fokker D VIII.
PLANE FACTS - Answers to readers' enquiries from the AIR lNTERNATIONALfiles:Avia B 158, Nakajima Ki.12 and Convair R3Y Tradewind.
AIRDATA FILE - Technical data, photographs and general arrangement drawings for the Zlin 142, Dornier Do 24A, Aerospatiale AS 332L Super Puma (stretched), IAI Astra, PZL-106AT Turbo Kruk and Rockwell Commander 1000.
FRONT COVER - An impression of the Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer, one of the most potent of the new Soviet warplanes now operational in Europe.