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War Games at Khotilovo

Alexander Mladenov

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.

Alexander Mladenov
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'Black Knights' - Back in the Game!

Jamie Hunter

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

Jamie Hunter
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Qatar - An Air Force Reborn!

Stephan de Bruijn

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.

Stephan de Bruijn
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'River Rattlers'

Dick Wels and Hans Drost

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.

Dick Wels and Hans Drost
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Israel's Workhorse at 50!

Yissachar Ruas

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

Yissachar Ruas

The Nighthawk Returns!

Jamie Hunter

Last February, Combat Aircraft Journal brought you the incredible story of the still-active F-117A Nighthawks that were photographed and filmed flying at low level in the Mojave Desert. Aircraft continued to be seen throughout 2019, but of recent their appearances had dropped off. However, now the F-117 is back!

Jamie Hunter
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RAF Rivet Joints: Out of the Shadows

Dino Carrara

The RAF has been highly secretive over the years about the electronic intelligence role of 51 Sqn. With this in mind, Aviation News Editor Dino Carrara was intrigued to hear what would be revealed at a recent press event held at RAF Waddington.

Dino Carrara
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A Dove reincarnated

Sebastian Schmitz

First flown in 1945, the classic DH Dove is still flying in limited numbers...

Sebastian Schmitz
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East German MiG-21s: Cold War Fishbeds

DOUG GORDON

The MiG-21 Fishbed was the mainstay of many Warsaw Pact air forces...

DOUG GORDON
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Air Hollywood: Flights of Fantasy

FRANK B MORMILLO

The logistics and costs of filming at airports and on board real aircraft mean that most movies, TV shows, music videos and adverts use sets and props for aviation-themed scenes...

FRANK B MORMILLO