Combat Aircraft October Issue - OUT NOW!

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Posts: 2,117 Featuring: Spirit World Long-range, silent, and deadly accurate - the B-2 Spirit is unique, yet Chinese competition is waiting in the wing's. As Combat Aircraft marks the 30th anniversary of the first flight of the B-2, we look back at the past and also at what the future may hold for this incredible aircraft. Lancer At A Low EB The US Air Force's B-1B Lancer fleet has seen many changes, notably its adaptation to the conventional role and its transfer to Air Force Global Strike Command. However, readiness is a constant concern in the current climate as Jamie Hunter and Ted Carlson reveal. 'Buff' Low-Down Over Afghanistan Designed for the nuclear role, Warren E. Thompson describes how the B-52H turned its hand to a new mission in the skies above Afghanistan in 2001 - assisting troops in the ground through close air support. Speed Demon Surely one of the most impressive aircraft ever designed and built, Lindsay Peacock explains how the Convair B-58 Hustler broke new ground when it came to performance, but it failed to live up to expectation with a short service career. And Much More! Combat Aircraft October issue is available now from WHSmith and all other leading newsagents for just £4.80. Alternatively, pick up your copy with FREE P&P from our online shop or download a digital edition from, simply search 'Combat Aircraft'.
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