Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
RIENTAL BIZ-JET, WESTERN ACCENT - The Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond 1, second executive transport from the famous Japanese company, has recently been certificated and deliveries are now beginning. Its origins and characteristics are traced in this article, which includes a cutaway drawing.
EGYPT a€ AN AIR POWER IN TRANSITION - The third and final instalment in our exclusive coverage of the Egyptian Air Force, accompanied by the second half of an historical survey that brings the story up-to-date. WINDS OF CHANGE - In his ""Personal View"", Roy Braybrook discusses some of the difficulties in forecasting the future for combat aircraft, and makes some predictions of possible trends. A number of new photographs of Soviet aircraft are included. FIAT BR.20...STORK A LA MODE - A description in the ""Warbirds"" series of the competent, if relatively little-known, twin-engined bomber that flew on all the combat fronts in which the Regia Aeronautics was engaged during World War II. 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. BOEING'S NEWEST TWIN ON TEST - Photographs of the Booing 757. VETERAN AND VINTAGE - How a Spitfire almost encountered a Bf 109 a€" over Nevada! FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the Al R INTERNATIONAL encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the Hawker Hotspur to the Hawker Tempest II. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour profiles of the Short Sunderland. PLANE FACTS - Answers to readers' enquiries from AIR INTERNATIONAL files: the Martin P6M Seamaster and the BoeingXB-47D. TALKBACK - Readers of AIR international offer comments of general interest. FRONT COVER - Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond 1 executive twin-jet in flight over Texas.