Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
SUKHOI FENCER - A detailed analysis in our "In Soviet Service" series, and including a schematic drawing, of an important addition to the Soviet inventory, the deep-penetration interdictor and strike Sukhoi Su-24.
IN DEFENCE OF TAIWAN - With the help of a generous selection of photo- graphs by Peter Steinemann, Chris Pocock describes the present role and status of the Republic of China Air Force. VOUGHT'S LONG-LIVED PHOTO-BIRD - Retired earlier this year, the Vought RF-8G Crusader and its RF-8A predecessor had seen almost a quarter of a century of USN service, as described here by a former RF-8 pilot, Peter Mersky. THE CLASSIC HEINKEL - Our regular "Warbirds" feature continues its coverage of one of the most significant bombers of the late 'thirties and early 'forties, with details of the later "first generation" and early "second generation" versions of the He 111. 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. WORLD WARPLANE INVENTORY - Our exclusive colour guide to the world's major fixed-wing combat aircraft, covering passive EW, reconnaissance, in-shore maritime surveillance and forward air control. TALKBACK - Readers of AIR international offer comments of general interest. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour profiles of the Grumman A-6/EA-6. IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR international encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the Mitsubishi J2M1 to the Ki-109. AIRDATA FILE - Technical data, photographs and general arrangement drawings for the NH 90, PZL-1 05 Wilga 88 and Boeing 737-500. FRONT COVER - A prototype of the Fokker 50, the latest derivative of the best-selling F27, which was certificated earlier this year and is now on the point of entering airline service.