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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Back Issues

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Combat Aircraft Journal August 2020

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal August 2020

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Combat Aircraft Journal July 2020

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal July 2020

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Combat Aircraft Journal June 2020

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal June 2020...

Latest Articles

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Combat Aircraft Journal July 2020

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal July 2020

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Swedish Road Trip!

Sweden has taken a very different stance when it comes to the global coronavirus pandemic and in April the Swedish Air Force participated in a road operations exercise to demonstrate how it can maintain readiness even in times of great stress.

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Lightning Demo!

Combat Aircraft Journal meets Capt Kristin ‘BEO’ Wolfe, the 2020 US Air Force F-35A demonstration team pilot.

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Dragons over the Caribbean!

Combat Aircraft Journal meets Colombia’s A-37 ‘Dragons’, which have proven their worth on many occasions over an incredible 40-year history.

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Combat Aircraft Journal June 2020

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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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Magazine Contacts 

Editor

editor@combataircraftjournal.com

For subscription and mail order enquiries:

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

Advertising production

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