Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
HE ROYAL JORDANIAN AIR FORCE - Strategically located at the intersection of three continents a€ Europe, Asia and Africa a€" Jordan maintains a small but efficient air force to back up its policy of maintaining a precarious balance between its aggressive neighbours. Paul Jackson describes the current RJAF inventory.
AN AMBITIOUS ""JACK OF ALL TRADES"" - Sweden's aerospace industry has consistently developed, for the use of its own air force, combat aircraft that compare favourably with those of other advanced industrial nations. How the JAS 39 Gripen matches up to an exacting requirement is assessed here by the editors. MR MAC'S FIRST PHANTOM - Only 60 examples of the McDonnell FH-1 naval jet fighter were built, but this first aircraft to bear the name Phantom clocked up an impressive number of ""firsts"", as this ""Warbird"" account relates. MIAMI VIRTUE - Locale for a currently popular TV series, Miami is the centre, too, for many diverse aeronautical activities, its airport serving as a portal between the US and much of South America. Here, Geoff Jones describes the operations of, and a typical flight with, a Miami-based DC-6 airline. 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 Aircraft Contracts. A WORLD GONE MAD - Personal View from Roy Braybrook. MAGYAR TOP COVER - A rare pictorial glimpse of a WarPac air force. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour profiles of the Saab 37 Viggen. TALKBACK - Readers of AIR international offer comments of general interest. IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR international encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from Morane-Saulnier Type L to Type AC (MoS 23). FRONT COVER In service since 1985, Bell Modernised AH-1G HueyCobra anti-armour helicopters are operated by Nos 10 and 12 Squadrons of the Royal Jordanian Air Force.