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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'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.

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Warthogs of Crow Mountain

As the US Department of Defense looks to prune the A-10C Thunderbolt II fleet, Combat Aircraft Journal highlights the work of the 25th Fighter Squadron ‘Assam Draggins’, the only forward-deployed A-10 unit.

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High-End in Hawaii

Combat Aircraft Journal heads to Hawaii to witness Exercise ‘Sentry Aloha’ as the resident Raptors go up against visiting fighters for valuable dissimilar training.

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Phantom Survivors: Gone but not Forgotten

Operational F-4s have dwindled over the past decade, with some notable retirements and events.

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Phantom Survivors: Turkish Terminators

Having undergone a major re-shuffle in recent years, the Turkish Air Force has dramatically rationalized its F-4 Phantom II fleet as these warriors ultimately face retirement.

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Phantom Survivors: Rising Sun 'Rhinos'

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force operates an exotic mix of F-4s, with its reconnaissance variants now being retired and a single squadron of air defenders remaining.

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Phantom Survivors: Iranian Survivors

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) has operated F-4s since 1968, and today retains a significant number of these aircraft as the backbone of its aging fighter force.

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Magazine Contacts 

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editor@combataircraftjournal.com

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Designer

Dominique Maynard dominique.maynard@keypublishing.com

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Ian Maxwell ian.maxwell@keypublishing.com

North American News Editor

Tom Kaminski tjkaminski@optonline.net

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