TORNADO SPREADS ITS WINGS - With more than 500 Tornados now delivered to the three launching nations, the first export models are now flying. Prospects for future sales, new variants and mid-life improvement programmes are here reviewed.
SUKHOI FROGFOOT - An evaluation by Roy Braybrook of the Sukhoi Su-25 close support aircraft, known in the West by the code-name "Frogfoot", launches a second series of our popular "In Soviet Service" articles.
STEALTH COMES STEALTHILY - Joseph Jones raises the curtain surreptitiously on the development of "low-observable" fighter and bomber aircraft for the USAF, and Bill Gunston reflects on the history of "stealth".
MESSERSCHMITT'S STRATEGIC FIGHTER - The Bf 110 provides the subject for a three-part "Warbirds" feature. This first part describes its origin and the introduction of the Bf HOB and Bf HOC, the initial operational version.
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.
BRASILIA UPDATE - Latest news and pictures of the Embraer EMB-120.
SOVIET AIRCRAFT DIRECTORY - The second, concluding, part of our photo-plus-threeview-plus-text review, from Mil Mi-2 to Yakovlev Yak-55.
CANADA'S HIDDEN MUSEUM - A description of the little-known vintage collection at Surrey, British Columbia.
MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour profiles on the Grumman F4F Wildcat.
IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted.
FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR international encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the Messerschmitt Bf 109F to Bf 110B.
FRONT COVER - An early production example of the Embraer Brasilia—the first in Europe — in service with German regional operator DLT.