Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
PHANTOM: DEFENDER OF THE NEW GERMANY - Twenty years after the type entered West German service, the McDonnell Douglas F-4 is being updated to maintain its capabilities towards the end of its third decade with the Luftwaffe. Riccardo Niccoli and Renzo Saccetti recount the story of the RF-4E and F-4F.
TACTICAL ASMs - Following the impressive showing of weaponry in the Gulf War, Roy Braybrook reviews the range of tactical air-to-surface missiles now in service and those under development. MILITARY AIRCRAFT DIRECTORY - Pt 1 - Air International's technical review of the aircraft in service and projected for use with the world's airforces. Fighters, interceptors, bombers and attack aircraft are detailed in Part 1. BRITISH AEROSPACE FLYING COLLEGE - "No magic: just results" is an apt title for this article on BAe's pilot training school, recently visited by Brian Walters. CARRIER EXTRAORDINARY - Shahe Ouzounian details the growth of US cargo carrier Southern Air Transport; and flies with them to Yerevan in the USSR. AIRSCENE - The monthly round-up of news and background information on the world of aviation. FIGHTER A TO Z - All the world's fighters covers the Soviet RBV S-XX to the Belgian Renard R-38. TALKBACK - Readers news and views of AIR international subjects. FLYING COLOURS - Profiles of the early B-17 series and a look at early US bomber markings. IN PRINT - New aviation books reviewed. FRONT COVER - McDonnell Douglas/British Aerospace AV-8B Harrier II night attack prototype armed with two AGM-65 Maverick anti-armour missiles underwing.