Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
FIVE GRAND FIGHTER - Marking the recent completion of the 5,000th McDonnell F-4 Phantom, we publish the first instalment of a two-part description of the origins, development, production and service of this highly significant fighter of the seventies.
AUSTRIA'S MODEST AIR ARM - Among the smallest air forces in central Europe, Austria's Heeresfliegerkrafte is dedicated to maintaining that country's neutral posture. Its equipment and organisation are here reviewed, as decisions are taken on the re-equipment of its front-line squadrons. BRISTOL'S FIRST BEAU - Less well-known and less used operationally than either the Blenheim or the Beaufighter, the Beaufort was nevertheless an important aeroplane both for the Bristol company and for the RAF and RAAF, as this extensive account shows. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and two pages of colour profiles of the Mitsubishi G3M, the first bomber to fly transoceanic combat missions and one of the most advanced warplanes of its day. 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 I and Military Aircraft contracts. IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR international encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the Fairey Pintail to Fairey Firefly HIM. AIRDATA FILE - Technical data, photographs and general arrangement drawings for the Aerospatiale TB-30, Airbus A310, British Aerospace HS.125 Protector, Ahrens AR, Boeing 757, Enstrom Hawk and Specialized Aircraft Tri Turbo-3. FRONT COVER - The 5,000th example of the McDonnell F-4 Phantom, shown in its special finish prior to being delivered to the Turkish Air Force earlier this year.