Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
ROM CLAWS TO JAWS: TIGER TO TIGERSHARK - The evolution of the Northrop F-5, and the new features of the F-5G Tigershark, described in detail by Roy Braybrook.
EIRE'S EXPANDING AIR FORCE - Updating a comprehensive survey published in AIR INTERNATIONAL five years ago, Karl Hayesand Eamon Powers describe and illustrate recent developments and new equipment in the Irish Army Air Corps. SANDY, SLUF AND THE UTTLE HUMMERS - Vought's A-7,-Corsair II has many nicknames, but they all reflect the affection felt by pilots for this still-potent attack aircraft, the subject of a two-part "Warbirds" feature starting in this issue. PANTHER a€ FIRST OF THE JET CATS - Capt Eric Brown resumes his ever-popular ""Viewed from the Cockpit"" articles with a new series devoted to the naval fighters of the first post-WWII decades. The series begins with the Grumman F9F Panther. 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 two pages of colour profiles of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator. VETERAN AND VINTAGE - Details and photographs of the first Allison-engined P-51 Mustang to be put back into the air for more than 30 years. OPERATION ""PRENTICE"" - In the second of his occasional series of recollections, John Fricker recalls the acquisition of 256 Percival Prentice trainers by Freddie Laker. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR INTERNATIONAL encyclopedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the Hawker Woodcock to Hawker Hawfinch. IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted. TALKBACK - Readers of AIR INTERNATIONAL offer comments of general interest. FRONT COVER - The full-scale mock-up of the Northrop F-5G Tigershark, the first example of which is to fly this year.