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

With the Army Air Corps bidding farewell to the Apache AH1 this week, in the November 2023 issue of AirForces Monthly Chris Coot examined its successor - the new-generation AH-64E Apache Guardian

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What does the future hold for the USAF's 'Doomsday Plane' fleet?

Combat Aircraft Journal spoke with the outgoing 595th Command and Control Group and National Airborne Operations Center commander to learn how the secretive E-4B Nightwatch’s veil is finally being lifted and what the future may hold

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Behind-the-scenes with the USAF's famed Hurricane Hunters

Most pilots go out of their way to avoid hazardous weather, but the USAF’s elite 'Hurricane Hunters' tackle it head on. Chris Croot talked to members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron about their death-defying mission

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Inside 700X NAS: The Royal Navy’s Experimental Drone Squadron

We spoke to Lt Cdr Martin Howard to find out how his 700X Naval Air Squadron is working at the cutting edge of remote aircraft technology for the Royal Navy

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A Royal Farewell: Reflecting on the BAe 146's RAF service career

Chris Croot sat down with Wg Cdr Delia Chadwick, officer commanding No 32 (The Royal) Squadron, to discuss the life of the RAF’s BAe 146 CC2/C3 fleet and its recent retirement

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A day with the Irish Air Corps' Emergency Aeromedical Service

As the Irish Air Corps marks its centenary year, Chris Croot was invited to spend the day with its Emergency Aeromedical Service to witness its life-saving work

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Irish Air Corps’ commander on centenary and force’s future

As the Irish Air Corps celebrates its centenary, Chris Croot spoke to Brigadier General Rory O’Connor, General Officer Commanding of the organisation for his thoughts on the milestone and what the future may hold for the force

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E-4B Nightwatch: Inside America's 'Doomsday' Plane

Chris Croot takes a look into the somewhat secretive world of the USAF's ‘doomsday plane’, the Boeing E-4B Nightwatch

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AT-6E Wolverine: The USAF's natural choice?

We speak to Brett Pierson, the vice president of Defense Sales and Strategy at Textron Aviation Defense, to discover why the AT-6E Wolverine is the USAF’s natural choice for light attack

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Sand 'Phrogs': An interview with a former USMC CH-46 pilot

The revered CH-46 helicopter proved to be an invaluable asset during the Iraq War. Former US Marine Corps pilot, Major Kurt ‘Buzzard’ Miller, speaks with Key.Aero about his experience of the venerable ‘Phrog’ and the challenges of desert flying