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Had nuclear war broken out in Europe prior to 1958, it’s possible US Air Force Strategic Air Command and RAF Bomber Command might have ended up attacking the same Soviet targets with their atomic weapons. Then, sensibly, a new era of co-operation was ushered in. Ben Dunnell examines the origins of this partnership.
As one of India’s most dynamic airlines, Vistara has captured the attention of domestic and international travellers alike. Tom Batchelor met chief executive Vinod Kannan to discuss the carrier’s growth strategy
With Rangers and Liverpool football clubs securing spots in the Europa League and Champions league finals, respectively, a host of airliners was drafted in to transport hopeful Glaswegians and Liverpudlians to Seville and Paris to watch their teams in action. While neither team returned home with the silverware, Airliner World contributors were present at their home airports to document an influx of flights carrying fans
June marked the first deployment of a Block I standard E-6B Mercury to Europe, as it arrived at RAF Mildenhall in the UK. AFM details what new changes this update has brought to the E-6B fleet, as the US Navy prepares for the Block II upgrade
The US Navy has recently demonstrated new mine countermeasure prototype technology aboard a Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter at Eglin AFB in Florida
In the first part of an exclusive Key Aero series, we hear from the man hoping to crack the low-cost transatlantic market
It must have been quite a culture shock for US Navy pilot Benjamin Lee 2nd, moving from his homeland to first rural Cornwall and then the Humber estuary as part of his service’s contribution to the First World War’s fight against German U-boats. This talented aviator’s letters home paint a picture of life at these two outposts
Best-remembered for its performance as a conventional fighter-bomber during the war in South-east Asia, the Republic F-105 Thunderchief, or ‘Thud’, was originally designed with one primary mission in mind: to deliver a tactical nuclear weapon. For that purpose, it served on the front line of the Cold War with USAFE
Aircraft manufacturing on the Isle of Wight began long before the Britten-Norman Islander took to the air. Pete London shines a light on one of the island’s most successful but little-known early products
Tom Batchelor travels to southern California to learn more about a remarkable turnaround taking place in San Bernardino
Some of the cast and crew from Top Gun: Maverick describe how the stunning flying scenes were captured on film
Graham Pitchfork describes the intense efforts to neutralise the threat of the battleship Tirpitz
The ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ director and producer give some insights into the film and members of the cast describe what it’s like to fly in an F/A-18F Super Hornet
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