Combat Aircraft Journal

With in-depth editorial coverage alongside the finest imagery from the world’s foremost aviation photographers, Combat Aircraft Journal is North America’s Best-selling Military Aviation Magazine. With thought-provoking opinion pieces, detailed information and rare archive imagery, Combat Aircraft is your one-stop-source of military aviation news and features from across the globe.

America’s best-selling military aviation magazine

Combat Aircraft Journal is North America’s Best-selling Military Aviation Magazine. Renowned for its in-depth coverage of the world of military aviation, Combat Aircraft includes reports, expert briefings and special features on current military aircraft and industry matters. Illustrated with the finest images provided by the world’s leading aviation photographers, Combat Aircraft also links coverage of modern subjects with outstanding historical stories from World War II and the Cold War years, including rare archive imagery.

As well as being visually stunning, Combat Aircraft offers readers a large amount of detailed information and thought-provoking opinion on topical military aviation issues.

Combat Aircraft offers you unprecedented access into squadron crew rooms, and straps you into the cockpits of the world’s greatest military aircraft!

Combat Aircraft is packed with:

  • The latest global military aviation news
  • In-depth air force reports
  • In-theatre battle and exercise coverage
  • World renowned air-to-air photography
  • Insights in weapons systems
  • Aerospace technology
  • Regular special feature sections and supplements

And much, much more!

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editor@combataircraftjournal.com

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orders@keypublishing.com

Designer

Dominique Maynard dominique.maynard@keypublishing.com

Special Projects Co-ordinator

Ian Maxwell ian.maxwell@keypublishing.com

North American News Editor

Tom Kaminski tjkaminski@optonline.net

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Cheryl Thornburn cheryl.thornburn@keypublishing.com

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'Thud' Out!

Combat Aircraft Journal looks back at the final days of the US Air Force’s F-105 Thunderchief, and one very special farewell event at Hill AFB.

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Combat Aircraft Journal May 2020

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal May 2020

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Pacific Projection

Combat Aircraft Journal joins the US Marine Corps’ 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), a force that projects a big presence in Asia-Pacific.

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War Games at Khotilovo

Combat Aircraft Journal gained exclusive access to recent exercises hosted by the 790th IAP, a fighter regiment of the Russian Aerospace Forces’ 6th Air and Air Defense Army, stationed at Khotilovo, northeast of Moscow, which saw the first public appearance of the new R-77-1 active radar-guided missile.

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'Black Knights' - Back in the Game!

Combat Aircraft Journal reports from MCAS Miramar as VMFA-314 becomes the first F-35 unit at the San Diego base.

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Qatar - An Air Force Reborn!

The Qatar Emiri Air Force is undergoing one of the most impressive expansion efforts of recent times to cement its position as a leading air arm in the Middle East. Combat Aircraft Journal updates the story of this unprecedented modernization effort.

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'River Rattlers'

The US Navy Reserves fly some of the oldest Hornets in the US, yet they are able to provide meaningful fleet support and a valuable reserve force if the need to boost the front line arises.

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Israel's Workhorse at 50!

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the CH-53 Yas’ur, which marked a half-century of service with the Israeli Air Force last October.

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Felon: Imposter or the Real Deal?

The Sukhoi Su-57 ‘Felon’ was originally conceived in an effort to compete against the Lockheed Martin’s F-22 and F-35. Known as the PAK-FA, its development has progressed at a relatively slow pace — but has it matured as a force to be reckoned with?

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The Airborne Connector

A US Air Force aircraft type that had quietly gone about its trade for nearly 15 years came into sharp focus after a crash in Afghanistan. Combat Aircraft Journal examines the role of the E-11A BACN.