Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
ARNBOROUGH '92 REPORT - Dominated by the Russians, the 38th Show provided many people with their first sight of a number of new aircraft and AIR international's team of writers, photographers and artists was on hand to report the occasion.
BEAR TRACKS IN GERMANY - In a year's time, Russian aircraft based in Germany will be only a memory and another part of the post-World War Two legacy will have been dismantled. First of a two-part feature that details the Soviet units and aircraft that faced NATO in the final years. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE ROMANIAN ONE-ELEVEN? - Mark Pilling has been to see what remains of the much-publicised 1977 deal to licence-build BAC One-Elevens in Romania. BACK TO BERLIN - Roy Braybrook takes a considered look back at this year's ILA '92 held at Berlin and wonders if it will force Paris and Farnborough into a three year cycle. ROOIVALK a€ AN INDUSTRY COMES OF AGE - Ken Ellis reports from South Africa on the Republic's latest attack helicopter following an easing of security restrictions on armament development. THE AFRICAN CHEETAH - Accompanied by the first detailed cutaway drawing of this Mirage III conversion by Atlas Aircraft, Mike Spick provides a detailed analysis of this hybrid combat aircraft which owes some of its background to the Israeli Kfir programme. SOUTH AFRICA'S AIR FORCE RESTRUCTURES - Against the background of political turmoil and a reducing threat from across the country's border, the SAAF is facing severe cut-backs necessitating base closures and equipment withdrawals. This bnef article outlines the changes. RUSSIAN REVELATIONS - New aircraft, weapons and equipment were to be seen at the large air display held at Zhukovsky, formerly Ramenskoye, in August. AIR International's technical artist reports on the event. CYPRUS AIRWAYS - Adopting a new corporate image, acquiring new aircraft and embarking on a route expansion programme, this Mediterranean-based airline hopes to attract more customers. Gunter Endres looks back at the airline's history and forward to its hoped-for success. AMX IOC - Now in service-with the Italian and Brazilian Air Forces, the AMX is awaiting its first export order. Wojtek Mietus reviews the type's development history and hears about the aircraft's performance from the Italian pilots at Istrana. AIRSCENE - Military, commercial and aerospace industry news from around the world with the major stories highlighted. PRESERVED DOWN MEXICO WAY - This month's Veteran & Vintage column covers the small museums in this Central American country. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR international encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, this month covering the Seversky designs. TALKBACK - Reader's letters on subjects carried in past issues of the magazine. IN PRINT - Reviews of some of the books recently released. FRONT COVER - South Africa's Rooivalk in menacing pose over the sea to highlight its proposed anti-ship role. Being offered as a contender for the UK anti-armour helicopter requirement, the Rooivalk is the subject of a technical description in this issue.