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Green Mountain F-35 Lightnings

This year, Vermont’s 158th Fighter Wing made history as the first Air National Guard wing to be declared combat ready with the F-35A. Tom Kaminski outlines its history and fifth-generation transition

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REPORT: Israeli F-16Is continue to wage war on Syria's missile production facilities

Since 2017, the Israeli Air Force has been periodically attacking missile production facilities in Syria – with the latest assault occurring in April 2022. Air Forces Monthly details all six airstrikes, as well as the aircraft and squadrons that carried them out

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Iranian Army Day Parade: Which helicopters were involved?

More than 50 helicopters took part in Iran’s Army Day Parade this year. Air Forces Monthly has the details

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Pilot report: de Havilland DH.60 Cirrus Moth

With ownership of de Havilland DH.60 Cirrus Moth G-EBLV having officially transferred to the Shuttleworth Collection recently, it’s the perfect time for our resident pilot, Dave Unwin, to reflect on a flight in this most charismatic of biplanes

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France's last Mirage 2000Cs

With the withdrawal of the French Air Force’s Mirage 2000C fleet fast approaching, Babak Tagvhee documents the last user of the jet: EC 2/5 ‘Île-de-France’

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An in-depth review of Russia's current ISR aircraft

Russia has been investing heavily in airborne intelligence-gathering capabilities and is currently using it to keep an eye on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, as Air Forces monthly reports

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Military aviation accident reports May 2022

Key.Aero presents a summary of military aviation accident reports from around the world. 

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Mi-8: Russia's electronic countermeasures helicopter

The Mi-8 has been a valuable electronic countermeasures asset for the Russian military for several decades. Air Forces Monthly examines the new-generation special-mission derivatives of the type

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Supersonic flight - the latest developments

Sustainable supersonic airliner Overture will be in revenue ser vice by 2029, the first step in making flying faster the cheapest option

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Why the AW169 is so popular with HEMS operators

Several UK HEMS operators now use the Leonardo AW169, but why is it a popular choice? Mark Broadbent finds out from some of those pilots flying it