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Posts: 2,128 US Naval Carrier Air Power Special Featuring: STRIKE FROM THE SEA Despite a series of severe cutbacks, the US Navy still maintains by far the most impressive naval air arm in the world. Its most visible, and versatile, elements are the air wings that serve aboard the fleet of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. Tom Kaminski and Rick Burgess present a comprehensive review of the aircraft, the air wings and the carriers of the fleet SPECIAL REPORT: INSIDE JAPAN’S NEW DEFENSE PLAN Kyle Mizokami evaluates Japan’s five-year defense plan, which includes a raft of measures to bolster air power capabilities AFSOC: UNDER COVER In recent years the US Air Force Special Operation Command (AFSOC) fleet has had numerous lesser-known types added to its inventory as its missions and areas of operations have expanded. Tom Kaminski details them PLUS! GLORY DAYS: ‘SHAKE AND BAKE’ Robert F. Dorr recounts the often overlooked activities of the US Air Force’s A-37 Dragonflies in South-east Asia FOXBAT FINALE Almost 40 tonnes of steel, aluminum, titanium and kerosene flying at close to three times the speed of sound: the mighty MiG-25 is unlikely to leave anyone who sees it unimpressed. Stefan Büttner and Alexander Golz report exclusively on the last ‘Foxbats’ and their retirement from Russian service and much more! Combat Aircraft Monthly March issue is AVAILABLE NOW for just £4.30 from WHSmith and other leading newsagents. Alternatively, order your copy from our online shop or download a digital version here.
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