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When RAF Tornados went to war in Europe

A new Balkan crisis erupted in the province of Kosovo in the late 1990s that saw the Tornado GR1 thrown into battle again – and for the first time in Europe.  In the June 2018 issue of AirForces Monthly the then wing commander at RAF Brüggen, Greg Bagwell, discussed the Tornado’s campaign with Thomas Newdick

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Tornado’s two-seat teams – insights from the back seat

In the April 2019 issue of AirForces Monthly, Thomas Newdick spoke to two of the final navigators to fly the ‘Tonka’ – Flt Lts Phil McGlone and Sam Baker

New PC-12 for Irish Air Corps

Yesterday (April 1), a new PC-12NG (c/n 1898, HB-FXT) conducted a test flight at the Pilatus factory in Stans, Switzerland, wearing the Irish tricolour and Irish Air Corps serial 280.

Luftwaffe A350 in service colours

The first Luftwaffe Airbus A350-941CJ VIP transport, now wearing its full paint scheme, departs Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport, Germany, on its return to the Airbus facility at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, France, on March 20.

Bangladesh’s PT-6 Props in Force

AFM contributor Mario Flores recently captured this impressive footage of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) PT-6 piston-engine trainers in rehearsal for the flying display that will mark 100 years since the birth of the Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the country’s first president.

'Little Birds' for Thailand

THE US DEFENSE Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) recently notified the US Congress of the potential sale of eight Boeing AH-6i light attack/reconnaissance helicopters and associated equipment to Thailand in a deal worth around $400 million.

Roulettes fly first PC-21 display

THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN Air Force’s (RAAF’s) Roulettes aerobatic display team conducted its first public display since transitioning from the Pilatus PC-9/A to the more capable PC-21 at RAAF Base Point Cook in Melbourne on October 3.

Orions for Argentina

THE ARGENTINE NAVAL Aviation Command will acquire four retired P-3C maritime patrol aircraft from the US under the terms of an agreement with the US Department of Defense.

'Wolfhound' replacement considered

US AIR FORCE Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has reportedly shown interest in acquiring a replacement aircraft for its fleet of non-standard Fairchild Dornier 328 turboprops.

Canadian SAR aircraft rolled out

AIRBUS MILITARY ROLLED out the first CC-295 Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from the paint hangar at its facility in Seville, Spain, on October 8.