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Stranded in a Soviet time capsule

Bernd Sturm

Bernd Sturm reflects on a trip to the land that time forgot...

Bernd Sturm
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The Magnificent Seven

ØYVIND MUNCH ELLINGSEN

Seven Gloster Gladiators: not much of a defence against invasion....

ØYVIND MUNCH ELLINGSEN
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Slain giant: Caproni Ca.60

LUIGINO CALIARO

Gianni Caproni's idea was the right one...

LUIGINO CALIARO
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High-End in Hawaii

Rob van Disseldorp

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

Rob van Disseldorp
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Still Up in the Air?

Mark Broadbent

Will the development of a controversial third runway at Heathrow happen? Will capacity issues be resolved? Mark Broadbent considers the latest on the decades-long UK airport expansion saga.

Mark Broadbent
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Phantom Survivors: Gone but not Forgotten

Jamie Hunter

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

Jamie Hunter
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Phantom Survivors: Turkish Terminators

Onur Kurç and Tayfun Yaşar

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.

Onur Kurç and Tayfun Yaşar
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Phantom Survivors: Rising Sun 'Rhinos'

Rich Cooper

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.

Rich Cooper
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Phantom Survivors: Iranian Survivors

Jamie Hunter

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.

Jamie Hunter
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Phantom Survivors: Gods of War

Rich Cooper

The Hellenic Air Force is one of two European air arms that still operate the F-4. Now confined to a single squadron, it still provides a meaningful multi-role capability for the Greek military.

Rich Cooper