Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
GOING TO BLAZES! - The primary purpose of the Canadair CL-215 is to fight fires, a role in which it has proved a considerable success. With a third production batch now in hand, the amphibious CL-215 is also demonstrating its utility in other roles, as described in this fully-illustrated account.
QUALITY OR QUANTITY: THE INDIAN DILEMMA - The Indian Air Force is confronted by a twin challenge. One is the external threat which the IAF is trained to meet; the other, less obvious, threat is posed by the growing obsolescence of much of its equipment and the difficulty of financing replacements. IRON ANNIE FROM DESSAU - The Junkers Ju 52/3m looked old- fashioned even before World War II began, but it was far from being out- moded and served the Luftwaffe with distinction until 1945. In the "Viewed from the Cockpit" series, Capt Eric Brown recalls "Iron Annie's" flying characteristics. BRITISH AIRWAYS: THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS - Created three years ago, British Airways has a history spanning more than half-a-century, its forebears including not only BOAC and BEA, but also Imperial Airways, created in 1924. In the first of a two-part feature, H A Taylor traces the evolution of State involvement in Britain's airline. AIRSCENE - The monthly round-up of news and background to the news presented under section headings for Military Affairs, Civil Affairs, Aircraft and Industry and new Civil and Military Contracts. VETERAN AND VINTAGE - The Jean Salis collection of ancient (and not-so- ancient) aeroplanes at La Ferte Alais described by David Nicolle. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and two pages of colour profile drawings of the Albatros DV fighter of World War I. FIGHTER A TO Z Christmas Bullet to Consolidated PB-2 Special. PLANE FACTS - Answers to readers' enquiries from the AIR International files: Dewoitine H.D.720, Savoia-Marchetti SM.16ter and Yatsenko 1-28. IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted. AIRDATA FILE - Technical data, photographs and general arrangement drawings for the Air Metal AM 111-C, Bellanca Skyrocket II, Dominion Skytrader.