Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
THE SUPER ATR - AND THE NUMBERS GAME - A stretch of the ATR 42 resulted in the latest '72 variant which is gaining sales among regional airlines. Gordon Swanborough covers the story of this successful airliner and its future development.
BEAR TRACKS IN GERMANY - In this second of a two part article on Russian air forces in eastern Germany, three Dutch authors detail the reconnaissance and support elements of the 16th Air Army. BUS STOP TO THE BALEARICS - Binter Mediterraneo is a small Spanish regional airline that serves the Mediterranean islands off the south-east coast of Spain. Mafe Huertas has visited the operation and provides this report on current services. JAGER LIGHT - A PROJECT A DECADE TOO EARLY - The Swiss Piranha light fighter appeared ten years ago but foundered before a prototype could be built. Brian Walters reviews the project against the background of a German withdrawal from EFA and the search for a small alternative. DOUBLE RETIREMENT - Farewell to the Phantom and Vulcan - a photo salute to two famous RAF aircraft. AEROPORIAS STRATU - Riccardo Niccoli visits the Greek Army Aviation force which is mainly helicopter-equipped and records its current status regarding the types in service and future plans. A TRIO OF TROPICALISED TYPHOONS - A World War Two story which has received little coverage until now, is the plan to use the Hawker Typhoon overseas. Using logbooks and memories of those who took part, Mike Flanagan details the tropical trials undergone by the type. VOUGHT'S CHANCY CUTLASS - One of the most distinctive fighters ever to grace the deck of an American carrier, the Chance Vought Cutlass was an oddity of the 1950s period of warplane design. Lindsay Peacock charts the history of this early US Navy jet. WIN A VISIT TO BRITISH AEROSPACE WOODFORD'S AIRLINER PRODUCTION LINE - IN THIS NEW COMPETITION: Full details and how to enter. MR MERIZAN'S DRAGON - A short story about a Swedish fighter, a wooden bomber and an enterprising enthusiast. FARNBOROUGH '92 AIR DATA - FILE Some of the latest aircraft noted at the Show, detailed in this technical appraisal section with drawings and photographs. AIRSCENE Military, commercial and aerospace industry news from around the world with the "major stories highlighted. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR international encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, this month completing the US Seversky family. FLYING COLOURS - The Douglas A-26 Invader is the subject of the profile page and colour schemes through the life of this capable combat aircraft are included. TALKBACK - Reader's letters on subjects carried in past issues of the magazine. IN PRINT - Reviews of some recent books received. FRONT COVER AIR international photographer Duncan Cubitt eyeball-to-eyeball with the pilot of a 74 Sqn Royal Air Force Phantom FGR.2 during the last publicity sortie in September prior to the type's final withdrawal on October 31.