Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
MORE THUNDER FOR THE USAF - Currently the subject of an evaluative fly-off against the Vought A-7D, the Fairchild A-10A has been designed to meet specific USAF requirements for a specialized close-support aircraft. The first detailed account of the A-10A, plus an exclusive cutaway drawing, are presented here.
TWO DECADES OF THE "TWENTY-ONE" - Conceived just 20 years ago, the MiG-21 was one of the most successful combat aircraft of the 'sixties and is today the world's most widely-used fighter. Much new information about the latest MiG-21 variants is included in this specially-illustrated account of its evolution from 1955 to date. CENTAUR - THE FINAL FLING - The last Fiat fighter to reach combat status in World War II was also this company's best, the basic G.55 Centauro being probably the most formidable production fighter evolved by Italy's wartime aircraft industry. This feature in our "Warbirds" series tells the G.55 story in detail. THE HOLY DAY AIR WAR - A brief but vicious war was fought between Israel and her Arab neighbours last October - a war in which Israel's reputation for superior fighting capability was somewhat diminished. David Nicolle here provides a painstakingly compiled account of the fighting in the air, day-by-day, from 7 to 24 October. AIRSCENE - The monthly round-up of news and background to the news presented under section headings for Military Affairs, Civil Affairs, Aircraft and Industry and new Civil and Military Aircraft Contracts. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour drawings of the Junkers Ju 87D. INTERNATIONAL SERVICE MARKINGS - The third instalment of an AIR enthusiast international compendium of national insignia in full colour. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR enthusiast international encyclopaedia of the world's tighter aircraft, from the Boulton Paul Defiant to the Brandenburg CC flying-boat. PLANE FACTS - Answers to readers'enquiries from the AIR enthusiast international files: Republic XF-84H, Focke-Wulf Triebfliigel and Yakovlev Yak-30. IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted. SOPWITH SNIPE: In order to provide adequate space for the extensive coverage of the Middle East Air War in this issue, the second instalment of the "Warbirds" feature on the Sopwith Snipe has been held over. The article will be concluded in the June issue.