Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
INTRUDERS AND PROWLERS - As a design, the Grumman A-6 is now more than 30 years old, but as this account by Robert F Dorr shows, the A-6/EA-6 family is far from being outdated, and new variants continue in production.
MIKOYAN FULCRUM - The unexpected appearance in Finland, earlier this year, of a sextet of MiG-29s, gave Western observers their first opportunity to see one of the new wave of Soviet warplanes at close quarters. Roy Braybrook digests the new information here, continuing our "In Soviet Service" series. THE FRUSTRATED FOKKER - Conceived as a heavy battleplane to intercept enemy bomber formations, the Fokker T V emerged in operational guise as a medium bomber, to see brief and ineffective service with the Dutch air arm during 1940. Bart van der Klaauw reports on a little-known "Warbird". FARNBOROUGH AIRDATA FILE - A specially enlarged section presents, in our regular style, details, photographs and three-view drawings of some of the newest aircraft featured at Farnborough International '86. 222 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. TALKBACK - Readers of AIR international offer comments of general interest. IN DEFENCE OF BOPHUTHATSWANA - Aircraft of the Bophuthatswana Defence Force illustrated. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR international encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the MiG I-220(A) to the MiG I-250(N). IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour profiles of McDonnell Douglas DC-9 variants. FRONT COVER - The British Aerospace ATP, first flown on 6 August, had accumulated 35 flight test hours by the time it appeared at Farnborough International '86 in September. The second aircraft is to fly this month.