THE NEW ATLANTIC EMERGES - Production of the Dassault-Breguet Atlantic has now resumed, initially to meet the requirements of the French Aeronavale. Features of the Atlantic Nouvelle Generation are fully described in this account.
A-4 SKYHAWK Nearly 3,000 examples of the McDonnell Douglas Skyhawk had been built by the time production ended in 1979, and many hundreds remain in active service. Roy Braybrook reviews the A-4's history and assesses the reasons for its success.
FROM CAVALRY TO CLOSE SUPPORT...The Mexican Air Force has grown in importance with the recent emergence of Mexico as a major oil producer, but as this up-to-the-minute account reveals, re-equipment of an obsolescent force proceeds only slowly.
HORNISSE: THE LAST ZERSTORER - Continuing from the previous issue, the second and concluding part of our "Warbirds" feature details the Messerschmitt Me 410 variants.
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.
MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and two pages of colour profiles of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom.
FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR INTERNATIONAL encyclopaedia of the wortd's fighter aircraft, from the Hannover C1 III to the Hanriot HD 2.
TALKBACK - Readers of AIR INTERNATIONAL offer comments of general interest.
IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted.
FRONT COVER - The first of two prototypes of the Dassault-Breguet Atlantic NG, now well into its flight test programme.