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What's next for the BelugaST?

Airbus’s BelugaST is making way for the Beluga XL but this is not the end of the road for the beloved freighter

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Delta Disaster: Fatal RAF Vulcan Heathrow crash

A record-breaking flight by a Vulcan turned into tragedy when a landing went wrong. Andrew Brookes recounts the events of that fateful day

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The F-111’s disastrous operational debut in Vietnam

The revolutionary F-111 had a disastrous operational debut in Vietnam. Warren E Thompson describes the baptism that nearly became a requiem

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AIR International May 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Airliner World June 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Points of interest on this Mil Mi 1T, in which the author made his flight at Tushino aerodrome, include the under-boom aerials for the radio altimeter and the small adjustable stabilizer. Photographs copyright “The Aeroplane” Feature Premium

First Westerner to fly in a Russian helicopter

On a visit to the Soviet Union in 1956 ‘The Aeroplane’s’ John Fricker was privileged to be the first Westerner to be invited to fly in a Russian helicopter. His report on the flight appeared in the August 17, 1956 issue

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The USAF's new air to air missile, the AIM-260 JATM

David Axe reports on the USAF's new air-to-air missile, the AIM-260 Joint Advanced Tactical Missile (JATM)

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The incredible experience of flying in a Bell UH-1 Huey in the UK

Did you know you can fly in a Bell UH-1 Huey right here in the UK? James Peene was fortunate enough to experience this Vietnam combat veteran up close and personal

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In photos: Ex Frisian Flag 2022

With many NATO fighter assets taking part at this years Frisian Flag, Key.Aero reports from the exercise

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The Expeditionary Sea Bases of the US Navy

Combat Aircraft Journal takes a look at how the US Navy is reconfiguring the design for civilian oil tankers into a mobile, multi-mission base at sea