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MENTOR WITH A PEDIGREE - First flown at the end of 1957, the Aermacchi MB-326 has proved to be the most successful of all the basic jet trainers produced in the same timescale. The evolution of the basic aircraft into the updated MB-339 that is now entering production ist raced in this account.
YESTERDAY, TODAY... AND TOMORROW - Marking the sixtieth anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris, GCB, OBE, DSO, MA, RAF Retd, critically reviews the situation, and prospects for the Service today. THE AUDACIOUS AVENGER - Capt Eric Brown continues his "Viewed from the Cockpit" series devoted to naval aircraft of World War 11, with an account of the flying characteristics of the Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bomber. WHEN DID AIR TRANSPORT COME OF AGE? - That the really fundamental progress towards airline re- liability was made in the mid-1930s is here argued by H A Taylor, who offers some personal experiences to support the contention. 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 Contracts. SIXTY YEARS, SIXTY SQUADRONS - A status report on the Royal Air Force, its aircraft and its squadrons, on the occasion of its Diamond Jubilee, describing the 60 front line squadrons and the supporting units. THIRD GENERATION MIRAGE - A first detailed look at the latest expression of Dassault-Breguet's art in fighter design, the Mirage 2000, which recently entered flight testing. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and two pages of colour profiles of the Polikarpov 1-153. 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 Dornier Do 215B-5 Kauz to Douglas XFD-1. IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted.
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