Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
SUPER 80 FOR THE 'EIGHTIES - As the number of McDonnell Douglas DC-9s of all variants delivered approaches 1,000, the Super 80 version is in the final stages of certification. Its new features are described in detail in this review of the DC-9 family.
IBERIAN AIR COVER UP-GRADED - Reorganisation and modernisation of the Ejercito del Aire effected during the past few years has added to Spain's defensive muscles, as related here by Jos6 Luis Gonzalez Serrano. THE BELFAST GOES CIVIL - Three years after being retired from RAF service, the Short Belfast is back in opera- tion, this time as a specialised commercial freighter. The story of its certification and introduction into service by TAC Heavylift is related here. EL FURY ESPANOL - Only three examples of the Hawker Fury biplane reached Spain, but they enjoyed a chequer- ed career during the Civil War to be recorded in a melange of fact and fiction. As this feature article reports, two of the Spanish Furies survived until 1948, the last of their breed to remain airworthy. 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. COMBAT AIRCRAFT: THE CURRENT ISSUES - Roy M Braybrook continues his Personal View series with an overview of the factors currently influencing the combat aircraft market. EMBRAER'S NEW TRAINER - Latest details of the T-27 basic trainer, scheduled to begin its flight testing in August. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour profiles of the Boeing P-26. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the "AIR INTERNATIONAL" encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the General Dynamics F-16 to the Gloster Nighthawk. 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 Bell D-326 Clipper, Piper PA-32 Saratoga and Rockwell Jetprop Commander 840 ' and 980. FRONT COVER - A CASA C-212 Aviocar military transport in service with Spain's Ejercito del Aire.