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Combat Aircraft Journal October 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Investigating Russia's lack of SEAD/DEAD capabilities over Ukraine

The Russian military has failed to conduct effective suppression and destruction of enemy air defenses (SEAD/DEAD) operations in Ukraine and has hit strike operations. Combat Aircraft Journal explains

USAF grounds CV-22B Osprey fleet

On August 16, the Commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, Lt Gen Jim Slife directed a safety stand down of all 52 CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in the fleet

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The A-10 was designed to fight Russia, so why aren’t there any in Europe?

A myriad of US aircraft have been sent to Europe since Russia began its large-scale invasion of Ukraine, but the venerable A-10 Thunderbolt II has so far only played a minor role. Dino Carrara considers the political and technical factors at play, and explains why in his opinion, the ‘Warthog’ would be a valuable asset in the European theatre 

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Global air arms converge on Australia for Exercise Pitch Black

Throughout mid-August, combat aircraft and associated support assets from a host of global air arms have deployed to Australia in preparation for Exercise Pitch Black – a large-scale force employment exercise hosted biennially by the RAAF, which returns after a four-year hiatus

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Historic

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What is it like to fly the delectable Miles Falcon?

Anyone who has been fortunate enough to fly a vintage aircraft will know that, just occasionally, magic moments of total timelessness occur. I experienced such an event several years ago while flying Peter Holloway’s beautiful Miles Falcon...

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The pivotal aircraft designs that shaped the Avro Vulcan

The tailless delta-wing design of the Avro Vulcan was truly ground-breaking. Key.Aero examines the reduced-scale aircraft that assumed a critical role in the V-bomber’s development   

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How a Vulcan helped Concorde reach Mach 2

In the June 2009 issue of FlyPast, Steve Austin looked at the history of famed Vulcan test-bed XA903 after acquiring its cockpit

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Commercial

Taiwan’s China Airlines in Dreamliner deal

It’s revealed the Taipei/Taoyuan-based company is to purchase the Dreamliner in a boost to its medium-capacity fleet. Find out more on Key.Aero…

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Dreamliner in Deutschland

The latest news about Lufthansa’s first Boeing 787, including when it will enter service and where it will be used

QUIZ: The World's longest flights!

We're literally in it for the long-haul this week as we put your knowledge of the world's longest routes to the test. From Australia and New Zealand to the USA and Middle East - we're criss-crossing the globe with this selection of sky-high questions.

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Flight Simulation

DCS: Mirage F1 Enters Early Access

After more than three years of active development, Aerges Engineering has announced the DCS: Mirage F1 is now available in Early Access.

South America Mesh Incoming

Orbx has announced its next mesh product for Microsoft Flight Simulator will cover the continent of South America.

Mitsubishi MU-2 v2 Takes Flight in X-Plane

TOGA Simulations has announced the Mitsubishi MU-2 Marquise v2 for X-Plane 11 is out now.

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