Air Combat Collection (1)

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‘Air Combat Collection’ was one of the first magazines to try the magazine-with-a-model combination that is now very popular around the world. Each 16-page A4 issue covered one warplane type from each of three eras: Pre-1945, 1946-69 and post-1970, including cutaways, technical specifications, side views, both colour and black and white illustrations, plus a cover-mounted 1/100th scale model of one of them.

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Ellinika Phtera / ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ ΦΤΕΡΑ

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The title ‘Ellinika Phtera’ means Hellenic Wings. in 2007 the publisher Amintikí Grammí (Defensive Line) recognised a gap in historical aviation publications and launched a purely historical magazine under the direction of publisher George P. Christogiannaki. The publication was quarterly and the first issue released in spring 2007, but received little success. Publication stopped after the third issue.

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AirPlane – Thríli kai Exélixi

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Airplane Θρύλοι και Εξέλιξη (Airplane – Legends and Evolution) was a weekly partwork magazine from De Agostini Hellas. This was based on a Greek translation of the United Kingdom partwork ‘Airplane’ from 1990. The first issue appeared in November 1997 and the complete run comprised 84 issues of 28 pages each. The last issue was an alphabetical index of the series, and appeared in late 1998.

Magazine contents was related to a color code: “Civil Aviation” (red); “Legendary Planes” (green); “Military Aviation” (Blue) and “Aircraft from A to Z” (black). Each issue was accompanied by a portion of a model aircraft kit, which was completed in about four consecutive issues. Simultaneously, about every four issues was included the independent publication “Guide for good modellers” in collaboration with the model kit manufacturing company Revell. This modelling publication was completed in 12 issues.

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Amintiki Phakeli – Defence Files / ΑΜΥΝΤΙΚΟΙ ΦΑΚΕΛΟΙ

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‘Amintiki Phakeli’ also included the English subtitle Defence Files on the masthead. This monthly magazine included feature articles on a wide range of military subjects: famous battles, military exercises, weapons – aircraft, tanks, pistols – airshows, miitary units etc. Further information:
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Amintiki Epitheorisi / ΑΜΥΝΤΙΚΗ ΕΠΙΘΕΩΡΗΣΗ

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The title ‘Amintiki Epitheorisi’ means Defence Review. The English subtitle Hellenic Defence Review is shown on the front cover. The magazine covers the all service branches of Army, Air Force and Navy, and also Special Forces each month in the fullest and most reliable way. Exercises, visits to units, weapons systems ( tanks, aircraft, surface ships, submarines, portable armor etc.) , analyses and technological developments are only part of the agenda of the leading defense magazine in Greece, filled with interesting columns, revealing news, exclusive interviews, quizzes etc.

In 2007 the magazine underwent a redesign to distinguish itself from a slew of rival magazines that had recently appeared. It now features more news and short features and full colour on every page. Issue 79 was dated June 2009.

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Aeroporia Diethnis / ΑΕΡΟΠΟΡΙΑ ΔΙΕΘΝΗΣ

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The title ‘Aeroporia Diethnis’ means Aviation International. This magazine was a continuation of ‘Aeroporia Athlitiki’, with virtually the same design and layout. The first issue was released in January 1981. Overall 3 issues were produced in 1981 – January, March and June. After the third issue the magazine ceased publication.

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Aeroporia Athlitiki / αεροπορία ΑΘΛΗTIKH

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The first issue of ‘Aeroporia Athlitiki’ (Sport Aviation) appeared in September 1974 in a small page size (17×24 cm), with only 16 pages and wass entirely two-color namely black and cyan. Nevertheless, it was the only magazine on gliding in Greece and the world of sport aviation embraced it immediately. In the third edition there was twice as many pages (32 pages). From the May 1975 issue the magazine introduced colour illustrations and included 48 pages. In January 1976 the size doubled again, but this time in page size, as it appeared for the first time in a large format (21×29 cm) with a redesigned cover. The magazine continued to be published until October 1979 with the same title by the Aero Club of Piraeus. Then came two more issues with the same logo and the sub-title Sport replaced with a translation of the main title (AVIATION). The very last issue was No.33 dated February 1980.

From at least issue 4 the magazine started to move away from purely concentrating on Sport Aviation and become more of a general interest magazine. Feature articles on vintage aircraft and military jets appeared quite often.

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Aerathlitika Nea / ΑΕΡΑΘΛΗΤΙΚΑ ΝΕΑ

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The title ‘Aerathlitika Nea’ means New Aerosport. This was a newspaper-style journal recording the activities of the National Aero Club of Greece (EALE). It covered gliding, microlight flying, flying club activities and so on.

The newspaper first appeared in July 1981 with a monthly publication frequency, but switched to quarterly from issue 6 in 1982. The last of only 12 issues was dated September 1983.

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Aeroporiki Istoria / ΑΕΡΟΠΟΡΙΚΗ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ

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The title ‘Aeroporiki Istoria’ means Aviation History. First released in 1999 on a bimonthly basis, the magazine exclusively covered the history of military aviation in Greece and around the world.

The magazine described itself as having understandable, authoritative and comprehensive text, framed by rich and rare photographs and colour illustrations. Subjects covered included historic aircraft, Aces of the Air Force, gripping dogfights, landmark events in the development of aviation, weapon systems and rare aviation archeology.

Publication ceased in 2008 with issue 51 being the last available.

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Ellinika Amina & Tekhnoloyia / ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ Άμυνα & ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ

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The monthly ‘Hellenic Defense & Technology’ magazine has established itself as the most credible, authoritative and accurate publication of its sector in the Greek language. Written by professional journalists with decades of experience in reporting on defence technology and policy, as well as university teachers on foreign relations and strategic studies, HD&T provides a competent, independent, unbiased and balanced analysis of relevant developments in Greece and the world, unique in the Hellenic media. It was first published in February 2010.

The main subjects covered by the magazine are: Hellenic defence and security policy, as well as foreign policy; home and international activities of the Hellenic armed forces; procurement programs of the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence; European and international defence and security problems; evolution of defence technology and procurement programs of armed forces in the Eastern Mediterranean, Europe and the world.

The high-quality content is combined with an unrivalled printing quality and the most modern presentation and graphical design concepts where texts, rich and often original and exclusive photographic material, diagrams, maps and detailed tables are dynamically balanced.

The same publisher has also produced Ελληνική Άμυνα και Τεχνολογία – Ετήσια Ανασκόπηση (Greek Defence and Technology – Annual Review) ISSN 1792-4022 since 2010, which is characterised by the black, rather than blue, title block.

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