Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
FEEDERJET FOR THE'EIGHTIES - Marking the mid-May roll-out of the first British Aerospace 146, this article is primarily devoted to a description of the aerodynamic, structural and systems philo- sophies of Britain's first major new civil aircraft for more than a decade.
SOVIET AIR POWER - The ever-escalating threat posed by the growth of the Soviet and non-Soviet WarPac air forces, both qualitatively and quantitatively, is described in this assessment by the editors. TRANSALL RESURGENT - Now in flight test is the first of the new-batch Transall C-160 multi-role transports, as described in this account by Peter Plets- chacher; and illustrated with a new cutaway drawing. A NEW LIGHTWEIGHT FIGHTER - In his regular "Personal View" series, Roy Braybrook here takes a new look at the emerging market for a new lightweight fighter, and considers some of the contenders. 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. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and colour profiles of the Dassault-Breguet Mirage III/V. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR INTERNATIONAL encyclopedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the Grumman F9F-5 Cougar to Gudkov Gu-1. LOCKHEED'S INNOVATIVE INTERCEPTOR - The second, concluding, instalment of our account in the "Warbirds" series, of the most radical of the fighters built for and operated in major quantities by the USAAF in World War II. FRONT COVER - Yakovlev Yak-36MP 'Forger' VTOL fleet defence fighters aboard the anti-submarine cruiser Minsk