Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
COLOMBIA'S AIR ARM - The diverse responsibilities of the Fuerza Aerea Colombiana, as described in this article, include many social obligations, such as intercepting drug smugglers, transporting cattle and operating a scheduled internal airline network for passengers.
HISTORY OF THE COLOMBIAN AIR FORCE - Supplementing the account of the current activities of the Fuerza Aerea Colombiana, we provide a detailed review of its history, dating from the establishment of a flying school with French assistance in 1921. LOCKHEED'S BLACK LADIES - Ever mysterious, the Lockheed U-2 family of "spy-planes" built for the USAF has given up some of its secrets to Jay Miller, who provides this informative description of the U-2R and TR-1; Chris Pocock fills in details of TR-1 operations over Europe. STUKA: THE FIRST GENERATION - Early development and service use of the Ju 87 Sturzkampfflugzeug are described in this "Warbirds" feature, dealing with the Ju 87A, B and R sub-series of the Junkers dive-bomber. FARNBOROUGH AIRSCENE - A first news report by the editors of AIR INTERNATIONAL from Farnborough International '84. 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. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour profiles on the Lockheed U-2/TR-1. IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR INTERNATIONAL encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the LFG Roland W to D IX. TALKBACK - Readers of AIR INTERNATIONAL offer comments of general interest. AIRDATA FILE - Technical data, photographs and general arrangement drawings for the Dassault-Breguet Falcon 900, IAR-99Soim and Sikorsky S-75 ACAP. FRONT COVER - The Lockheed U-2R serial 68-10336, with extended nose to accommodate a very large side-looking radar equipment.