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UTORS WITH TEETH: Roy M Braybrook, BSc, CEng, AFRAeS, surveys the field of contemporary military trainers and light attack aircraft and discusses the new types with the best cha nee of success. Cutaway drawings depict seven of the most important types in full detail.
THE MULTI MISSION MIRAGE F: With the swept-wing Mirage F, Dassault-Breguet broke with its tradition of delta-wing designs but maintained its position amongst leading suppliers of fighting aircraft to the World's air forces. Whether or not the European four-nation consortium picks the Mirage F1E in its imminent "F-104 replacement" decision, the future of the F family as a whole seems secure. We present a full account plus new, fully detailed cutaway drawing. THE FIRST OF THE "YAKS": This well-documented account in our "Warbirds" series provides many little- known facts about the origins of the Yakovlev fighters a€ the Yak-1 and Yak-7 a€" which established the reputation of Aleksandr Yakovlev as one of the Soviet Union's premier fighter designers. AIRSCENE: The monthly round-up of news and background to the news presented under section headings for Military Affairs, Civil Affairs, Aircraft and Industry and new Civil and Military Aircraft Contracts. TALKBACK: Readers of AIR international offer comments of general interest. MODEL ENTHUSIAST: Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and two pages of colour profiles of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. IN PRINT: New aviation literature noted. FIGHTER A TO Z: Continuing the AIR international encyclopaedia of the World's fighter aircraft, from the CAO 200 to the Caproni Bergamaschi CA 301. PLANE FACTS: Answers to readers' enquiries from the AIR international files: Grigorovich Dl-3, NRC glider, De Schelde Scheldemusch and GAL 45 Owlet. AIR DATA FILE: Technical data, photographs and general arrangement drawings for the Aerotec 144 Uirapuru, De Havilland Canada DHC-7, BAC One-Eleven 700 and 800,and Beechcraft T-34C.