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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AirForces Monthly December 2023

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AirForces Monthly November 2023

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AirForces Monthly October 2023

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Latest Articles

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All you need to know about the British Army's new AH-64E Apache gunships

With the arrival of the new-generation AH-64E Apache Guardian, the future of British rotary attack aviation is here and, as Chris Croot found out, it’s more deadly than ever

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AirForces Monthly November 2023

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How the Ukraine War has exposed vulnerabilities within Russia's Su-25 fleet

The protracted war in Ukraine has exposed key vulnerabilities of the ageing Su-25 fleet, leading to significant combat attrition while the type’s operational effectiveness has been unimpressive. This leads to a conclusion that the end of the Frogfoot’s career in Russia is in sight. Alexander Mladenov explains why

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All eyes on Ramstein as NATO nations gathered for fifth Ukraine summit

As defence ministers and military officials flew in for a NATO meeting on Ukraine, Babak Taghvaee was at Ramstein Air Base in Germany to witness the comings and goings

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What is the USAF really doing with its secretive F-117A Nighthawk fleet?

Born in the ‘black world’, and operating in complete secrecy for the first years of its life, the F-117A has been doing much the same since its supposed ‘retirement’ in 2008. The veil of secrecy surrounding its operations since then has started to slip a little, however, as Jon Lake recounts

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Why has Iran bailed on purchasing Su-35SEs from Russia?

Babak Taghvaee explains why Iran has backed out of its acquisition of 25 Su-35SEs from Russia and how the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force has struggled to effectively operate its existing Fulcrum and Fencer fleets due to Moscow’s political strategies

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Inside the final days of the Spanish Navy's Hughes 500M helicopter fleet

As the Spanish Navy undergoes a major transformation, Marnix Sap looks at the final days of the helicopter that has been a dedicated little workhorse for more than 50 years

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AirForces Monthly October 2023

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How Ukraine's venerable Su-24 fleet continues to be a thorn in Russia's side

The Ukrainian Air Force’s heavyweight Su-24 Fencer continues to be a burden to Russia’s war effort, moreso after it began employing Western air-launched cruise missiles earlier this year, as Vladimir Trendafilovski investigates

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How the New Hampshire ANG's 157th ARW became a KC-46A operator

The New Hampshire ANG was the first US Air National Guard unit to take on the KC-46A Pegasus tanker. Ted Carlson spoke with the Guardsmen at the forefront of its introduction

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Lee Howson 

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