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Military

US Changes Course on Light Attack?

In the autumn, the US Air Force (USAF) officially issued its final request for proposal (RFP) for six close air support/ground attack aircraft...

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Airborne nuclear deterrence making a comeback?

Air Marshal (ret’d) Greg Bagwell CB CBE examines the current status of airborne nuclear deterrence...

Mean Havoc Rising: Part 2

In the second of a two-part feature on the Russian attack rotorcraft,...

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Combat in the Canaries

Ben Gorski and Manuel Acosta Zapata join Exercise Ocean Sky...

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Africa’s forgotten war: Part one

In the first of a two-part feature, war correspondent and Africa...

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Commercial

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Indian upstarts in Heathrow debut

Gone are the days when slots at London’s premier gateway were the reserve of flag carriers...

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ATL90 Accountant: Counting the cost

Post-war, aircraft manufacturers wanted to reflect the excitement of flying in the names of their latest creations. In building its first airliner, Southend’s Aviation Traders took a left field approach, christening it the ATL90 Accountant as it was intended to keep an airline’s finance department happy and its books in the black. Unfortunately for Freddie Laker, it put its manufacturer in the red, as Stephen Skinner details

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Remembering the reliable TriStar

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar...

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Historic

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What was the 'Watussi' Incident?

South Africa relied on the assets of its national airline to carry out its first aerial action of World War Two, explains Andrew Thomas...

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Indian Air Force’s 3 Squadron at 80

Andrew Thomas reveals some of the rich and proud history of the Indian Air Force’s 3 Squadron in this, its 80th anniversary year...

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Two downed heroes

In the Battle of Britain, 204 Messerschmitt Bf 109 pilots achieved five or more victories by October 31, 1940. A number of those would lose their lives afterwards and here, Chris Goss tells the stories of two such aces, who died on the same day...

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Flight Simulation

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RealAir Simulations Lancair Legacy V2

What’s it like the second time around?

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Throttletek A-320 FLIGHTBOX

Richard Benedikz takes a look at a high-end throttle quadrant...

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Xtreme Prototypes GATES GLJ MODEL 25

Xtreme Prototypes has reworked one of its earlier products: the Learjet Model 25. Fasten your seatbelts as we take one of the original pocket rockets for a ride…

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