Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
SHERPA: A PRIME MOVER FOR USAF - The Sherpa, as the rear-loading version of the Shorts 330, has achieved its first sales success through its selection by the USAF for service in Europe, as described and illustrated in this article.
THE BEST OF BRITISH - Among the independent British airlines, whose future is at present closely involved with the privatisation of British Airways, Britannia annually carries the most passengers. Its image has been enhanced this year by introduction of the Boeing 767, as described here. JET ENGINES FOR BEGINNERS - In the first article of a series, Mike Hirst reviews the fundamental principles of gas turbine technology, as it applies today to engines for a wide variety of aircraft types. Further articles will appear at intervals throughout 1985. HAMPDEN: DEFENDER OF LIBERTY - The Handley Page Hampden, subject of this Warbird article, was no more than a stepping stone in the evolution of Bomber Command's armoury for the on-slaught against the Third Reich. 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. IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted. TALKBACK - Readers of AIR INTERNATIONAL offer comments of general interest. WARBIRD SUMMER - John Fricker reviews and illustrates the World War II survivors seen at air shows in the UK this year. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR international encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the LFG Roland D XIII to Lioreet Olivier Le09. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour profiles of the Hawker Siddeley Vulcan. AIRDATA FILE - A specially enlarged section to include details, photographs and three-view drawings of new aircraft displayed or promoted at Farnborough International 84: Aerospatiale SA 365M Dauphin, Hindustan ALH and HTT 34, Eurocopter Combat Helicopter, Agusta A 109K, CASA C-101DD, British Aerospace 146 Srs 300,. Norman NAC-1 Freelance, Slingsby T67, Hughes 530MG, Sikorsky S-76, Boeing 7-7 and McDonnell Douglas Propfan. FRONT COVER - The first of 18 Shorts C-23A Sherpas for use by USAFE as European Distribution System Aircraft.