Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
IRSCENE - Military, commercial and aerospace industry news from around the world with the major stories highlighted.
CONCORDE SILVER JUBILEE - MACH 2 MARKS 25 YEARS Paul Relman reviews what is, after almost 20 years, still the only supersonic airliner in service. FLYING COLOURS In - To see or not to see, Ian Huntley describes the introduction of camouflage with the USAF' in the mid 1960s. ALPHA JETS FOR PORTUGAL - With the introduction into service of Alpha Jets, the Portuguese Air Force has received a significant improvement in its training and combat capabilies, as recounted by Eric Stijger. VECTORED VIPER - Roy Braybrook describes the F-16 MATV/AVEN programme which is investigating the feasibility and tactical advantages of combat aircraft with thrust vectoring. THE BUCCANEER BOWS-OUT - Mike Gething recalls the operational history of this classic aircraft, which saw service with both the Royal Navy and Air Force and retires in Spring 1994. A DAY AT THE CITY - Robbie Shaw pays a flying visit to London City Airport; an airport uncompromisingly designed with the commuter in mind. UNITED STATES AIR FORCE - TODAY (Part 2) In the second of a four-part feature reviewing the structure and ra'ison d'etre of the USAF, Bob Archer looks at the Air Force Space Command, Air Force Special Operations Command and Air Force Materiel Command. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR International encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, with more aircraft from the Sukhoi stable; the Su-11 (I), Su-15 (I), Su-7 (II), Su-T3 and So-9 (II). TALK BACK - Readers letters on subjects carried in past issues of the magazine and of general interest. IN PRINT - Reviews of some recent books received. RAF DENY FLIGHT OPERATIONS - Dave Allport reports from Gioia del Colle on the RAF detachment providing support to Operation Deny Flight. FLIGHT SIMULATORS a€ BETTER THAN THE REAL THING? - Simulators are increasingly becoming an intrinsic element of flight training with military and civilian applications. Trevor Nash describes their current roles and charts their history. FRONT COVER - Buccaneers of Nos 12 and 208 Squadron.