AirForces Monthly

AirForces Monthly Magazine is devoted to modern military aircraft and their air arms. Providing unrivalled news coverage – often exclusively – the editorial covers all aspects of military aviation, region by region, offering readers features on the strengths of the world’s air forces, their conflicts, weaponry and exercises.

The world’s number one military aviation magazine

AirForces Monthly provides the best military aviation news coverage from around the globe and is essential reading for anyone seeking a well-informed view.

AirForces Monthly is devoted entirely to modern military aircraft and their air arms. It has built up a formidable reputation worldwide by reporting from places not generally covered by other military magazines. Its world news is the best around, covering all aspects of military aviation, region by region. AirForces Monthly represents an unrivalled combination of news and reporting, aided by the best network of freelance reporters anywhere in the world.

  • Comprehensive coverage of the world's air forces
  • Detailed attrition section
  • Insights into the latest military technology
  • Military conflicts, weaponry and exercises
  • Personnel interviews
  • Reader feedback in the lively letters page
  • Superb colour photography
  • The hottest military aviation news - by continent
  • World exclusives

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Latest Articles

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IN DEPTH: Analysing the Russian Aerospace Forces' response to the Wagner rebellion

The short-lived but potentially highly consequential rebellion by Russia’s infamous Wagner Group on June 24 is certainly one of the most important events in recent Russian history and it came as a direct result of the ongoing Ukraine-Russia War

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What it’s like to fly aboard a USAF KC-135R during an air-to-air refuelling mission

AirForces Monthly was invited by the USAF 100th Air Refueling Wing to join them on a mission over the North Sea from their base at RAF Mildenhall. Photographer Tom Williams went along for the ride

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How New Zealand is preparing RNZAF Base Auckland for future operations

In a time of change and fleet recapitalisation, Barry Ambrose visits RNZAF Base Auckland to discover how New Zealand is working to modernise its capabilities, replacing old workhorses with newer, more capable platforms

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Why one of Germany’s last Tornado wings has relocated

Due to the required work at Büchel in Germany for the incoming Lockheed Martin F-35As, Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 33 (TLG33) has moved to nearby Nörvenich. Chris Melaisi looks at what this change means to the wing and speaks to some of its crew

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Why A-10 student pilots flew in Exercise Green Flag

The A-10Cs from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base recently flew out to Nellis AFB, in Nevada, for Exercise Green Flag-West. Frank Visser and Ludo Mennes observed it in action.

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Defending French airspace: Inside Mirage 2000-5 ops from Luxeuil

The Groupe de Chasse 1/2 ‘Cigognes’ has long been a lynchpin in French aviation. Dedicated to air defence missions, the high specialisation of its crews is one of its key assets and more than makes up for the age of their mount, the Dassault Mirage 2000-5F. Giovanni Colla, Daniele Faccioli and Remo Guidi paid the group a visit to find out more

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Lightnings go Dutch: Assessing the impact of the F-35A on the RNLAF

As the second of three Royal Netherlands Air Force squadrons continues its transition from the F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcon to the F-35A Lightning II, Gert Kromhout assesses the fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter's impact on the Dutch air arm

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Inside the final days of 47 Sqn as RAF C-130J retirement looms

The RAF is in the process of bidding a fond farewell to two very iconic components of its airlift organisation this June: No 47 Squadron – which was formally deactivated on June 8 – and the Hercules C4/C5 fleet. Khalem Chapman visited RAF Brize Norton in late May to find out how the drawdown efforts are going and how the C-130J will be missed by those closest to it

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Examining Juniper Oak: The largest US-Israel joint exercise

After Israel and the United States joined forces for one of the largest ever joint exercises, Babak Taghvaee reflects on the objectives of Juniper Oak

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Switzerland bids fond farewell to world's only civil-operated Mirage IIIDS

The end of an era was marked at Payerne Air Base in Switzerland on May 25, when former Swiss Air Force-operated Dassault Mirage IIIDS (ex-serial J-2012, now registered as HB-RDF) – the only airworthy, civil-registered example of the fighter in the world – completed its final flight

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