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The Mi-8 has been a valuable electronic countermeasures asset for the Russian military for several decades. Air Forces Monthly examines the new-generation special-mission derivatives of the type
The US Air Force and Lockheed Martin have conducted a hypersonic-boosted flight test of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon from the service’s B-52H Stratofortress
Orbx has released KBUR Hollywood Burbank Airport v2 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Warren E Thompson profiles the B-36, the bomber that came to symbolise Strategic Air Command
The use of Baykar Defence’s Bayraktar TB2 platform in Ukraine and Azerbaijan has cemented Turkey’s role as a drone provider. Air Forces Monthly investigates
In the early hours of February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a full-scale attack on Ukraine, warning that there would be consequences for any country that should interfere. Key.Aero presents the latest aerial warfare developments from the Eastern European country
The US Marine Corps has released the annual update to its Force Design 2030 modernisation strategy, which included a number of adjustments to its aviation strategy based on research conducted over the last two-and-a-half years
The incident occurred on descent into New York/JFK following a scheduled service from Edinburgh Airport
Ian Black explains why the Lightning was fitted with cannon and what it was like pressing the firing button
Crippling sanctions, the collapse of vital bilateral agreements and airspace bans. Aviation News investigates the impact on the commercial aviation industry of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Air Forces Monthly visited the Irish Air Corps on the eve of its 100th anniversary to learn how the force is doing more with less
More than a decade after its initial order, Etihad has finally welcomed the Airbus A350-1000 to its long-haul fleet. Gordon Smith joined chief executive Tony Douglas on board the maiden flight
RAF Tornado GR4 Weapon Systems Officer (WSO) Flt Lt Alex Lock is currently on an exchange tour with the French Air and Space Force’s Escadron de Chasse 3/3 ‘Ardennes’, which operates the Dassault Mirage 2000D from Nancy-Ochey Air Base in eastern France.
It wasn’t Britain’s first aerial gateway, but Croydon Airport rapidly became the nation’s hub and one of the world’s most important airports. We chart the history of London’s first true hub airport in this six-part opener – featuring rare archive images.
A quarter of a century after British Airways unveiled the first of a planned 50 ‘World Images’ across the tailfins of its fleet, Martin Needham looks back at a period almost airbrushed from the carrier’s history
In late 1944, the men of the Duxford-based 78th Fighter Group faced a new challenge. Since 1943 they had run the gauntlet of German fighters and anti-aircraft fire in that tremendously dependable platform, the P-47 Thunderbolt. Now the ‘Duxford Eagles’ were converting to the P-51 Mustang — and some of them weren’t best pleased. With extracts from unit records, this is the story of the 78th’s transition
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