Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
AMBER EXPRESS - An account by the editors of the recent NATO exercise designed to test the ability of forces from Britain, the USA, West Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Belgium to operate jointly in the defence of Denmark.
SOVIET AIR CAPABILITY GROWTH - A major report recently compiled and published by the US Department of Defense serves to throw new light on the growth of Soviet military strength. We summarise aviation aspects of the report here, with many new illustrations. IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN - The Grumman F-14A Tomcat, which is the most modern aeroplane equipping front-line squadrons of the US Navy, is the subject of this analytical study by Roy Braybrook, who concludes that the F-14 is among the most potent of fighters now in service. THE CONTENTIOUS'COBRA - In this month's "Warbirds" feature, we present the first instalment in a two-part account of the Bell P-39 Airacobra, a World War II fighter built in larger quantities than its capabilities justified. 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. TESTING TIME FOR THE 767 - A pictorial spread marking the inauguration of flight testing of the latest Boeing jetliner. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and two pages of colour profiles of the English Electric Canberra. TALKBACK - Readers of AIR INTERNATIONAL offer comments of general interest. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR INTERNATIONAL encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the Hanriot HD.12 to the H.31. IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted. AIRDATA FILE - Technical data, photographs, and general arrangement drawings for the Hawk Industries Gafhawk. FRONT COVER - Jaguar GR Mk 1s of No 6 Squadron from RAF Coltishall, operating at Vandel, Denmark, during NATO's Amber Express exercise.