Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
IGILANTE a€ EYES OF THE FLEET: The now-ageing North American Rockwell RA-5C Vigilante will remain in service for several more years as the primary equipment of US Navy reconnaissance squadrons serving aboard the multi-role carriers. As this detailed account of the Vigilante reveals, it was one of the most innovative of any modem weapon system at the time of its introduction.
BRITISH AIRWAYS a€" ONE DAY IN AUGUST: The second, concluding, instalment of our history of British Airways in the Airline in Outline series, describes some of the activities taking place on one typical day, to highlight the diversity of operations now handled under the BA banner. SECOND GENERATION ""YAKS"": A Warbirds feature devoted to the Yak-3/Yak-9 family reveals many fresh details of these very well-known but poorly-documented Soviet fighters of World War II, supplemented with cutaway drawings and new photographs. SCHNEIDER SURVIVORS a€" AND A REPLICA: One of the most notable achievements in the field of replica-building is the construction and recent successful flight-testing of a Supermarine S-5. Our Veteran and Vintage feature describes this achievement and reports on the Schneider racers that still survive as museum pieces. 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 MiG-21 colour profile drawings. TALKBACK - Readers of AIR international offer comments of general interest. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR international encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the Convair XP-54 to Convair XF2Y-1 Sea Dart. IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted. PLANE FACTS - Answers to readers' enquiries from the AIR international files: McDonnell XP-87, IIyushin 1-21 and civil Douglas B-23. AIRDATA FILE - Technical data, photographs and general arrangement drawings for the Leko-70 and Cessna 441.