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By Piotr Butowski
The Tupolev Tu-160 is the world’s largest combat aircraft...
By Bertie Simmonds
What it lacked in speed, the subsonic A-7 Corsair II made up for in payload and persistence. It also ushered in a new era of strike accuracy, as Key.Aero reports.
By DR KEVIN WRIGHT
From the mid-1980s, C-23A Sherpas could regularly be seen shuttling between USAFE air bases. We spoke to former members of the 10th Military Airlift Squadron to hear how this unit functioned and its importance should tensions with the Eastern Bloc have spilled over into conflict during the Cold War
What do you get if you take a museum stuck in the past, a multi-million-pound refurbishment and a punchy new name?
By Gerard Keijsper
Back in 2000, the most valuable fighter fly-offs in modern times took place between the Boeing X-32 and Lockheed X-35, as we explain
By BEN DUNNELL
America, the leading western superpower, pleaded with Britain...
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Early August 1986 saw a gathering of more than 70 aircraft from from eight NATO countries at RAF Waddington for Tactical Fighter
Meet (TFM) ’86...
Greece is one of the few remaining operators of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II...
Welcome to Aviation News September 2020
By Tom Withington
Now largely forgotten, ARMAT was a French weapon that proved its worth in the 1980s, during the Iran-Iraq War. We take a closer look
By Chris Pierce
Thankfully, the Victor was never used in the role it was originally designed for, but it played an important supporting role in the Falklands conflict (1982) and Gulf War One (1991). Chris Pierce reports.
By DR KEVIN WRIGHT
Derived from the DC-10, the KC-10A has supported every major conflict involving US forces since entering service in 1981. As Dr Kevin Wright explains, the Extender has been vital to US force projection for nearly 40 years, while DC-10-based tankers have also served others users.
BRITISH VARIANTS OF THE ENGLISH ELECTRIC SUB-TYPES...
By MALCOLM V LOWE
Mirage III series single-seaters were significant members of the world-famous line of delta-winged warplanes produced in France by Dassault. Malcolm V Lowe tells their story