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Vol.49 No.1 January 2000 Issue No.565
NASA Special issue; XF-2B
Vol.49 No.2 February 2000 Issue No.566
VX-9; B-45
Vol.49 No.3 March 2000 Issue No.567
JSF Boeing X-32; JASDF; VC-8 A-4; P/F-80; VMFA-312; Hs 129; Malaysian AF
Vol.49 No.4 April 2000 Issue No.568
IDF/AF Today; History of Israeli AF; MC-130E/H Combat Talon I/II; C-141B SOLL II; NAS Atsugi Nov 3, 1964; 20 TFW; Hs 129; Forest fire-fighting aircraft
Vol.49 No.5 May 2000 Issue No.569
Ju 52; T-33A
Vol.49 No.6 June 2000 Issue No.570
Ju 52; F-22; F-2
Vol.49 No.7 July 2000 Issue No.571
RAH-66; VFA-122; Haneda Airport 1930s; 56 Sqn; Hs 129; El Salvador AF; Soviet P40s
Vol.49 No.8 August 2000 Issue No.572
ECM: CVW-11 & VAQ-142, F-15 Cope North Guam 2000, ECM; JASDF T-33A retirement; Wings 2000 CVW-5; No.56 Sqn
Vol.49 No.9 September 2000 Issue No.573
KF-16; Do 335; T-33A; HSL-51; ILA 2000
Vol.49 No.10 October 2000 Issue No.574
F/A-18E/F; Farnborough 2000; RIAT 2000; XFV-1
Vol.49 No.11 November 2000 Issue No.575
F-14; IDF; B-36; Aircraft nuclear weapons; Shuttleworth Collection; Yokota Air Festival; Do 335
Vol.49 No.12 December 2000 Issue No.576
Vol.50 No.1 January 2001 Issue No.577
F-86; F-15; A-4AR
Vol.50 No.2 February 2001 Issue No.578
Air Forces in Europe; German Fighter – modern Luftwaffe; Jax International Airshow
Vol.50 No.3 March 2001 Issue No.579
X-32 & X-35; F-18; F-16A; JASDF T-1 & T-4; F-15; Titanic Hornet; Area 51; I-15/16; Do 335; XF-85
Vol.50 No.4 April 2001 Issue No.580
MV-22B; Air Meet 2000; AH-1F
Vol.50 No.5 May 2001 Issue No.581
U.S. Navy: CVW-8 NAS Fallon; CVW-5; Area 51; DH.121 Trident
Vol.50 No.6 June 2001 Issue No.582
CVW-17; X-35; T-2; F-1/F-2; F-15; EP-3E; T-2/F-1; HALO; Area 51; Convair XFY-1
Vol.50 No.7 July 2001 Issue No.583
US Navy EP-3E vs Chinese fighter incident; F-14 Bombcat + JDAM; Sea Harrier FA.2; Do 217; Fi 156
Vol.50 No.8 August 2001 Issue No.584
ACM Meet 2001; BAC 111
Vol.50 No.9 September 2001 Issue No.585
Super SH-2G(A); Tiger Meet
Vol.50 No.10 October 2001 Issue No.586
RIAT 2001;
Vol.50 No.11 November 2001 Issue No.587
AMX in colors; Strike Wing CVW-1 in Fallon; MAKS 2001; USS Constellation
Vol.50 No.12 December 2001 Issue No.588
JSF X-35
Vol.51 No.1 January 2002 Issue No.589
KAI T-50; AC-47; Do 217
Vol.51 No.2 February 2002 Issue No.590
A-10; F-15E; FAC/CAS; Area 51; Do 217
Vol.51 No.3 March 2002 Issue No.591
VF-41 F-14; F-14 TARPS; F/A-18E/F; YS-11; Area 51
Vol.51 No.4 April 2002 Issue No.592
F-104; F-CK-1; Petlyakov Pe-2; Do 217; Macedonia AF; Bolivian AF
Vol.51 No.5 May 2002 Issue No.593
F-18E/F; VFA-122; XP-67; Do 217
Vol.51 No.6 June 2002 Issue No.594
B-2; He 100; C-21
Vol.51 No.7 July 2002 Issue No.595
F-4EJ; F-1; F-15; Flightworthy replica Me 262 project; A-4; FIDAE 2002
Vol.51 No.8 August 2002 Issue No.596
20th anniv of CF-18; ILA 2002; TAC Meet 2002; AS332L; Ar 196; Me 262
Vol.51 No.9 September 2002 Issue No.597
Vol.51 No.10 October 2002 Issue No.598
NATO Tiger Meet 2002; RIAT; USS George Washington and CVW-17; French AF EC1/12 50th anniv; Flying Legends 2002; Su-27
Vol.51 No.11 November 2002 Issue No.599
CVN-72 and CVW-14; Lions Meet & COMAO; Smoke Missile Shooters – VMFA-134; First NATO recce meet; Polish AF; Su-26
Vol.51 No.12 December 2002 Issue No.600
F8F; F-15; Taiwanese Thunder Tiger display team
Vol.52 No.1 January 2003 Issue No.601
Frecce Tricolori 2002 / Boeing Bird of Prey / F-117 Nighthawk Illustrated / CVW-7 Homecoming / Last Flight of Mitsubishi T-1 prototype / Exercise Cooperative Key 2002 (Balkans) / AXALP 2002 (Swiss AF) / Edwards AFB Open House / FINA-CAF Air Show 2002 / California International Air Show /
Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk / China AF & Taiwan AF / Kochi Prefecture helicopter rescue mission / Area 51 Pt.22 / Indonesian AF Past & Present Pt.1/3 / IJN historical series Pt.1/2 / Arado Ar234 Pt.1/10 /
FAI World Aerobatic Championship Japan Grand Prix / Iruma Air Show / JSDF Anniversary Air Review 2002 (Hyakuri AB) / Komaki Air Show / Futenma AB Flightline Fair 2002 / JGSDF Naha Air Show / JGSDF Akeno Air Show / International Fleet Review (Tokyo Bay)
Vol.52 No.2 February 2003 Issue No.602
Korean Guardians (USAF 8FW F-16s/RoKAF) / Korean Peninsula and Neighbouring Countries / “Puff the Magic Dragon” (AC-47 replica) / CVW-17 OEF/OSW Cruise / SFOR 11 – NATO Stability Force (Bosnia-Herzegovina) / NAS Pensacola Open House / Lake City Air Show / JASDF Hamamatsu, Gifu, Nyutabaru and Naha Air Shows / JGSDF Kisarazu Air Show / RoKAF CN235M & C-130H visit Japan / Sky Leisure Japan `02 / JAL/JAS new livery /
North Korean Military Might (incl. articles on RoK armed forces) / The Cost of the US`s Military Air Strategy / Overview of SDF-Related Equipment Costs / Airliner Operating Costs / Warbird Private Ownership / Direct Steps to Private Flying / Middle East Report (ElAl and Saudia hijackings/Arkia missile attack)/ Area 51 Pt.23 / Indonesian AF Past & Present Pt.2/3 / IJN historical feature Pt.2/2 / Arado Ar234 Pt.2/10 /
FTX 2002 (US/Japan)
Vol.52 No.3 March 2003 Issue No.603
Me262 (replica) Flies At Last / The `Nightmares` Today (VMA-513 AV-8Bs) / RAAF Base Pearce – `Home of the Hawk` / CVW-17 Homecoming / Rhino`s Nest – NAS Lemoore CA / CVWR-20 / NAS Jacksonville Open House / USS Constellation (CV-64) – Last Battle Voyage / VF-154 `Black Knights` at Atsugi / F-8 Crusader Colour Album / JCAB Flight Inspection Unit / (Fold-out section) US Naval Aviation Carrier Air Wings 2002-2003 (plus deployment patches) /
US Navy CVG and CVW Changes / Guide to Current US Navy Flying Units / US Navy Flying Unit Mini Guide (historical) / SDF Aviation Budget FY2003 / WWII Personal Histories Pt.1 (IJN ground crew) / Area 51 Pt.24 / Arado Ar234 Pt.3/10
JASDF Tsuiki Air Show / JGSDF Naha celebrates 30th anniversary / JMSDF First Training Flights
Vol.52 No.4 April 2003 Issue No.604
Me262 Project / Space Shuttle Disaster / Sunset Cruise 2002-03 (USS Constellation) / `The Rope Around Iraq` (details of coalition forces) / HC-2 `Desert Ducks` / Exercise Frisian Flag (Netherlands) / Visit to 501Sqn JASDF (Hyakuri) / VAQ-136 `Gauntlets` / German Jammers (Tornado) /
Electronic Warfare since the Gulf War / Current US Reconnaissance/Electronic Warfare Aircraft / The SDF`s Mysterious Electronic Warfare Aircraft / The Current Status of Electronic Warfare in Europe / 48 Years of the Canberra PR.9 / WWII Personal Histories Pt.2 (pilot training) / Area 51 Pt.25 / Arado Ar234 Pt.4/10 / Indonesian AF Past & Present Pt.3/3 /
NASA P-3B at Yokota / RTAFB Don Muang and RTNAB U-Tapao Open House
Vol.52 No.5 May 2003 Issue No. 605
Turkish Phantoms / U-2 Dragon Lady / (Reverse of fold-out section) Iraq War – Coalition Units/Chronology of Operations (Feb-Mar) / Korean Peninsula Surveillance – Kadena RC-135s / `Flying the Edge` – US Naval Aviation Test Units / JASDF 3rd Air Wing (Misawa) / F-4EJ/EJKai Special Markings / JASDF Komatsu Air Rescue Unit Winter Operations / Aero India 2003 (industry air show) / Australian International Air Show 2003 /
Phantom Current Status in World`s Air Forces / U-2 Side Stories (Taiwan/Japan Episode (1959) / Cuba Missile Crisis) / Political Significance of U-2 Flights / Kawasaki T-4 Development / Japanese Industry Next-Generation Military Aviation Products / WWII Personal Histories Pt.3 (105th Sentai/Taiwan) / Area 51 Pt.26 / Arado Ar234 Pt.5/10 /
Wright Model B Flyer replica / JMSDF `Mike Flight` Ice Floe Patrol 2003 / Handover Ceremony for Last T-4
Vol.52 No.6 June 2003 Issue No.606
T-50 Golden Eagle / Iraq War / CVN-75 Harry S. Truman CVW-3 / Saudi Hawks / FRADU Hawks / USS Carl Vinson / Exercise Foal Eagle 2003 (US/South Korea) /
Iraq War (Munitions/ Harrier Units / `Friendly Fire` History / Chronology of Events (March) / Airline Crisis / The Information and Psychological Wars) / Exercise Foal Eagle 2003 / Eyes in the Sky (military satellites) / WWII Personal Histories Pt.4 (Shiden development) / Area 51 Pt.27 / Arado Ar234 Pt.6/10 /
Luke Days 2003 / Long-Range Research Aircraft Replica Completed (Misawa) / Japan Gliding Competition
Vol.52 No.7 July 2003 Issue No.607
CVW-5 Homecoming / Homecoming from Iraq War – Warpaints / Operation Falconer (Australian ops in Iraq) / JASDF First Air Refuelling Training / US-1AKai Rollout / RC-135S Cobra Ball / PACAF F-16 Demo Team / Gulf Salute 2003 (Tyndall AFB Open House) / Goodyear Blimp `Spirit of Japan` / WDL-1B Nissen Airship / Taiwan AF Mirage 2000 /
RC-135S Cobra Ball / US Air Power over Iraq / US-1AKai Development and Japanese Flying-boat Technology Genealogy / Concorde Retirement Announced / PAC-3 Missile Capability / WWII Personal Histories Pt.5 (IJN Trans-Pacific Bombing Raids) / Area 51 Pt.28 / Arado Ar234 Pt.7/10 /
MCAS Iwakuni Friendship Day / Blue Impulse First Display of the Season (Indy Japan 300) / JGSDF Somagahara
Vol.52 No.8 August 2003 Issue No.608
56th FW Luke AFB / Exercise Cope Thunder 2003 (JASDF > Alaska I) / Exercise Cope North 03-2 (Misawa/Chitose) / 50 Years Patrouille de France / Women in the Sky (USAF/USN/JASDF/Swedish AF) / After the Iraq War (CVW-3 USS Harry S. Truman/ VF-31 Homecoming/Operation Telic/Operation Iraqi Freedom Air Battles) / Battle of the Atlantic 60th Anniversary / MCAS Cherry Point Air Show / FW190 Replica /
USAF 2003 / F/A-22 evaluation / The True Facts about Patriot Misfirings / Women in the Sky (incl. USAF/JSDF) / J-10 – Next Generation Chinese Fighter / Chinese AF Su-27 Service Introduction Planning / WWII Personal Histories Pt.6 (air battles over northern Japan) / Area 51 Pt.29 / Arado Ar234 Pt.8/10 /
JASDF Miho/Shizuhama and JMSDF Kanoya Air Shows
Vol.52 No.9 September 2003 Issue No.609
`Raffin Mike` (French AF Jaguar display team) / French AF Jaguar 30th Anniversary / NATO Tiger Meet 2003 / Cambrai and Chateaudun Air Shows / Polish AF Exercise DOL2003 (operations from public roads) / FG-1D and Spitfire F.XIV / Skyraider and T-28S / RAF Tornados in Operation Telic / NAS Oceana Homecoming / Exercise Cope Thunder 2003 (JASDF > Alaska) / Me262 and FW190 Projects / JASDF Ashiya Air Show / JGSDF Somagahara Training Exercise /
NATO Tiger Meet History / Paris Air Salon / A380 Cockpit / `So Long, HSS-2B` / JMSDF HSS-2B Introduction and Type Evaluation / HSS-2B Introduction and Testing / JMSDF EH101 Selection and Service Entry Plans / Retrievable Spacecraft and X-Planes / Baltic Air Forces Pt.1/3: Estonia / WWII Personal Histories Pt.7 (Ginga) / Area 51 Pt.30 / Arado Ar234 Pt.9/10 /
Paris Salon 2003 / Au Revoir Concorde
Vol.52 No.10 October 2003 Issue No.610
RIAT03 / RNethAF Twenthe Open Day / Luftwaffe MiG-29 Special Markings / Austrian AF Zeltweg Air Power 03 / JASDF ACM Meet 2003 / F/A-18F Super Hornet: VFA-102 Diamondbacks/Dayton Flypast/Super Hornet Squadrons/VX-31 Dust Devils / Celebrating 100 Years of Powered Flight – Dayton Air Show 2003 /
F/A-18E/F features / JASDF ACM Meet 2003 / JASDF F-15 `Mystic Eagle` (TAC Meet marking story) / Japanese regional jet development / Japanese Wright Flyer replica / `Miss Veedol` features / Aomori Prefectural Aviation Science Museum (Misawa) / WWII Personal Histories Pt.8 (Kamikaze operations) / Baltic Air Forces Pt.2/3: Latvia / Area 51 Pt.31 / Arado Ar234 Pt.10/10 /
JASDF Chitose/Hofu-Kita Air Shows / YS-11 JA8776 (Misawa Aviation Science Museum) / JASDF/UN C-130Hs Depart for Iraq
Vol.52 No.11 November 2003 Issue No.611
MAKS 2003 / AH-64A + UH-60L / CVW-17 (new CO ceremony) / NAS Oceana 2003 Air Show / Farewell T-2 (21Sqn JASDF) / NATO Recce Meet 2003 / Swedish AF Midnight Sun Air Show (Uppsala) / South American Air Power (Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay) / Coventry Classic Air Show / Sikorsky S-39 `Spirit of Igor` / Boeing 307 Stratoliner /
Exercise UFL03 (and US-South Korean defence) / History of North Korean AF Intercepts / Chinese AF FC-1 Maiden Flight (Chinese AF AAMs) / CF6 Selected for JASDF C-X Project / Italian and Japanese Aircraft Design (SM82 and Ki-15/Ki-77) / Swept-Wing Design Pt.1/3 / WWII Personal Histories Pt.9 (Atsugi) / Baltic Air Forces Pt.3/3: Lithuania / Area 51 Pt.32 / Junkers Ju88 Pt.1 /
JASDF Misawa Pre-50th Anniversary Air Show / Yokota Friendship Day / JMSDF Hachinohe Air Show
Vol.52 No.12 December 2003 Issue No.612
Sayonara VF-154 / Romanian AF Lancers / B-52 Homecoming / NATO AIRCENT Tactical Leadership Programme / Royal Singapore AF Open House 2003 / Romanian Industry Revival (Lancer development) / Reno Air Races 2003 / Fuji FABOT / Goodbye C-9A Nightingale / CP-140 Visits Atsugi / U-2S Missions from Kadena /
Re-engine – B-52 Future Projects / 40 Years of the B-52 / What`s JDAM? / Next Generation Guided Bombs – Present and Future / JASDF Munitions / Swept-Wing Design Pt.2/3 / WWII Personal Histories Pt.10 (Rabaul) / Area 51 Pt.33 / Junkers Ju88 Pt.2 / Japanese Wright Flyer Replica /
JGSDF Akeno Air Show / JASDF Komatsu/Hyakuri Air Shows / JMSDF Iwakuni/Tateyama Air Shows
Vol.53 No.1 January 2004 Issue No.613
JASDF Provisional F-2 Fighter Training Squadron / Armed F-2s at Misawa / Raptor @ Tyndall / Wright Flyer to Raptor / Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular / NATO Air Meet 2003 / 30th Anniversary 301Sqn JASDF / JASDF Gifu, Tsuiki, Komaki, Iruma Air Shows / U-2S Shown to Reporters at Kadena / Bush Japan Visit / JGSDF Tachikawa, Kisarazu, Yao, Metabaru Air Shows / JMSDF Ozuki Air Show /
F-2 special features: `Continuing evolution and new capabilities`; `From FS-X to F-2`; `Different approach: F-16 upgrade planning` / F-15J Upgrade / Chinese manned Space Flight / Secret German WWII Projects Pt.1 / Swept-Wing Design Pt.3/3 / WWII Personal Histories Pt.11 (fighter pilot training)/ Area 51 Pt.34 / Junkers Ju88 Pt.3 /
JMSDF Fleet Review / Fleet Week San Francisco 2003 / 2003 `Haute Voltige` – Japan Aerobatics Grand Prix
Vol.53 No.2 February 2004 Issue No.614
Top Gun Today / JASDF C-130 Random Step Approach Training / VFA-102 Diamondbacks Land in Japan / Last European Marvelous Mirages and AXALP Demo (Swiss AF) / Cope North Guam 2004 / CAF Air Show 2003 / Nellis AFB Open House / Las Vegas Air Racing / The National Air Tour / RAAF AP-3C visits Atsugi / 20th Anniversary of JASDF`s AEW Wing /
AIM-9X and JHMCS / Next-Generation JASDF Missile: XAAM-5 / Top Gun Navy Fighter Weapons School / EA-18G / Rumsfeld`s Japan Visit / Two High-Wing Designs: Shin-Tachikawa R-HM, R-52/53 / Secret German WWII Projects Pt.2 / Area 51 Pt.35 / Junkers Ju88 Pt.4 /
JASDF Nyutabaru, Hamamatsu and Matsushima Air Shows /
Japanese Wright Flyer Replica
Vol.53 No.3 March 2004 Issue No.615
JASDF 50th Anniversary 1954-2004: 6th Air Wing (Komatsu) / USAF 33rd FW / `VFA Era` : NAS Lemoore and NAF Atsugi / Dubai 2003 / Exercise Lone Kite 03 (RAF Harriers visit Romanian AF) / Exercise Cooperative Key 2003 (Balkans) / The National Air & Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Centre /
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Centre (List of Exhibits) / The Crew of `Enola Gay` / Japanese Views on the `Enola Gay` Exhibit in Dallas / Crash of the Wright Flyer replica / JASDF C-130Hs to Iraq / HondaJet Flies / Type 2 Flying Boat Kanoya Bound / Showa Japan Unknown History: The Lost Aviation Museum WWII / Personal Histories Pt.12 (air combat) / Secret German WWII Projects Pt.3 / Area 51 Pt.36 / Junkers Ju88 Pt.5 /
JASDF Naha Air Show / US-1AKai Successful Maiden Flight
Vol.53 No.4 April 2004 Issue No.616
F-104S / Farewell, Red Diva (Luftwaffe MiG-29s) / JASDF 50th Anniversary 1954-2004: 2nd Air Wing (Chitose) / SDF Iraq Deployment / JASDF C-130H Depart for Iraq (+ chronology of events) / Air National Guard / Air Tankers Fighting California Fire Storm / Su-25 Scorpion`s Nest, TAM (Georgia) / RTAFB Don Muang Open House / VAQ-128 Fighting Phoenix / Zero Found on New Guinea /
Zero Found on New Guinea / Latest about US Air Defence / Interceptor F-16 / US Air Security / SDF 2004 Budget and Overview / External Features of F-15J/DJ Upgrade / Branson`s New Challenge / JAS MD-81,-87 Engine Problems / Secret German WWII Projects Pt.4 / Area 51 Pt.37 / Junkers Ju88 Pt.6 /
JGSDF Helicopter Deck Landing Training / JGSDF Flight Training (Utsunomiya) / Last T-1B IRAN Check Completed
Vol.53 No.5 May 2004 Issue No.617
JASDF 50th Anniversary 1954-2004: Farewell Argus, T-2 (21Sqn) / T-2 Special Markings / Wings of the Turkish AF Pt.1 / Dragon Flight (T-34 Mentors) / No.13 Sqn, RAF / Very Versatile Valiant / Asian Aerospace 2004 / Los Angeles International Airport /
T-2 Special: Thoughts About Combat Training in the T-2; The T-2 and its Instructors; Blue Impulse Leader; T-2 from the Students` Perspective; T-2 Chronology / Talon and T-2 / RAH-66 Comanche Cancelled / Honda and GE HF118 Engine Collaboration / WWII Personal Histories Pt.13 (`Green Cross` surrender aircraft) / Secret German WWII Projects Pt.5 / Area 51 Pt.38 / Junkers Ju88 Pt.7 /
Austrian AF Helicopter Mountain Landing Training
Vol.53 No.6 June 2004 Issue No.618
Italian Navy AV-8B / `Fighter`s Mother Squadrons`: JASDF Fighter Town Nyutabaru / Nellis Today / West Coast Hornet`s Nest NAS Lemoore / NAS Lemoore Air Show / American Adversaries: NAS Fallon / Wings of the Turkish AF Pt.2 / Texas Airplane Factory `Oscar` / Shin Maywa US-1AKai Handover Ceremony / 111Sqn JMSDF 30th Anniversary (MH-53E) / New York Yankees Visit Camp Zama /
Harrier special features: AV-8B and the USMC; Italian, Spanish and Thai Harrier Operations; British Harriers / Will The New DDH Change JMSDF Air Power? / BA609 and V-22 Tilt-Rotor Aircraft / JASDF 50th Anniversary 1954-2004 (origins/early years) /
WWII Personal Histories Pt.14/I (fighter pilots) / Secret German WWII Projects Pt.6 / Area 51 Pt.39 / Junkers Ju88 Pt.8 /

South Africa: Last DC-3 Paradise / Nissen Airship / Embraer 170 Asian Demo Tour
Vol.53 No.7 July 2004 Issue No.619
Last Italian AF Starfighters / JASDF 50th Anniversary 1954-2004: Aggressors, 13FTW Train at Hamamatsu (Ashiya closed for repairs), Miho Colours (special markings), New UH-60 SAR colour scheme / NAS North Island / USS Kitty Hawk Spring Deployment / FIDAE 2004 (Chile) / JGSDF 12th Helicopter Brigade UH-60JA report /
JASDF 50th Anniversary Pt.2: Current squadron commander interviews (F-2/F-1/F-15/F-4), retired pilot reminiscences (F-86F/F-86D/F-104/F-4/F-1/F-15); Chronology 1953-2004; Return to Japan from Iraq on board C-130; JASDF`s future prospects; JASDF E-2C modernization upgrade; Early days in JASDF pilot training
WWII Personal Histories Pt.14/II (fighter pilots) / Secret German WWII Projects Pt.7 / Area 51 Pt.40 / Junkers Ju88 Pt.9 /

Misawa Aviation & Science Museum outdoor exhibit opening ceremony / Iwakuni Friendship Day / `Air Memorial in Kanoya` display report / Blue Impulse first displays
Vol.53 No.8 August 2004 Issue No.620
F/A-22 Raptor / “Gray Dragon” F-117A / JASDF 50th Anniversary 1954-2004: 3rd Air Wing Misawa / JASDF TAC ACM Meet 2004 / Boom Time – 7th AW JASDF flight-refuelling training / “Team deepblues” aerobatic team / ILA 2004 /
JASDF fighter pilot ACM reminiscences/terminology / Nellis AFB TTF / ILA 2004 / JASDF 50th Anniversary Pt.3: Pilot training in 1955 / WWII Personal Histories Pt.15/I (aircraft development/production) / Secret German WWII Projects Pt.8 (Heinkel P.1080) / Area 51 Pt.41 / Junkers Ju88 Pt.10 (but printed as ‘Pt.9’) /
Raduno Mondiale F-104 / JASDF air displays (Miho, Shizuhama) / Former Japanese WWII aircraft restoration projects
Vol.53 No.9 September 2004 Issue No.621
JASDF Blue Impulse display team / JASDF 50th Anniversary special markings / Aerobatic Teams of the World: Patrouille Suisse/Midnight Hawks/Team60/Turk Yildizlari/Iskry Team/Orlik Team / French AF 70th Anniversary Airshows (Cognac/Orange) /
JASDF Blue Impulse reports (x2) / Aerobatic Teams of the World / Boeing 737 MMA / JMSDF P-X Project / JASDF 50th Anniversary Pt.4: Early years of pilot training (with chronology 1954-6) / WWII Personal Histories Pt.15/II (aircraft flight testing) / Secret German WWII Projects Pt.9 / Area 51 Pt.42 / Junkers Ju88 Pt.11 /
Ki-43 Hayabusa and FW190D-3 Restorations / MCAS Futenma ‘Flightline Fair’ / Yokota-based C-130E 30,000 flight hours ceremony /
JMSDF P-3Cs in RIMPAC 2004 report
Vol.53 No.10 October 2004 Issue No.622
JASDF 50th Anniversary: Naha AB (302Sqn and Air Rescue Det.), Chitose F-15 special squadron markings, airshow reports (Chitose/Matsushima/Hofu-Kita), special markings (Komatsu/Hyakuri/Hamamatsu), commemorative event at Iruma AB / Luftwaffe Started Eurofighter Operations / US Marines at Clean Hunter & BALTOPS / D-Day: RIAT and Farnborough International 2004 / Thunderbirds are GO! /
50 Years of the Thunderbirds / European Fighter Armament / Reevaluating the Three Principles of Japanese Arms Exports / PRC and Taiwanese air power comparison (Taiwan motorway operations exercise) / JASDF 50th Anniversary Pt.5: Beginning of the jet aircraft era (with chronology 1956-7) / WWII Personal Histories Pt.16 (chief designers) / Secret German WWII Projects Pt.10 / Area 51 Pt.43 / Junkers Ju88 Pt.12 /
“White 1” (restored Me262) Returns to the Sky / Midway Magic (San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum)
Vol.53 No.11 November 2004 Issue No.623
“Bone” to Be Wild (B-1B) / NAS Lemoore F/A-18E/Fs / Cooperative Cope Thunder 2004 / RIMPAC 2004 / John C. Stennis visits Sasebo / US Navy FCLP training in Japan / Yokota AB Friendship Day / JASDF 50th Anniversary: Hamamatsu AB visit, Hyakuri AB aircraft special markings / Misawa Air Show / NATO Tiger Meet 2004 / Israeli Air Force Base Tour /
“Transformation” – status/future of US presence in Japan (bases, based carriers) / Historical article on Yokota AB / China and Taiwan / JASDF 50th Anniversary Pt.6: Formation of jet units (with chronology 1958-9) / Photo mini-history (1930s) Pt.1 / Secret German WWII Projects Pt.11 / Area 51 Pt.44 / Junkers Ju 88 Pt.13 /
The Aegean Falcons
Vol.53 No.12 December 2004 Issue No.624
Thunderbirds Rhapsody (Thunderbirds Pacific Tour 2004) / F/A-18E in Atsugi (VFA-27) / NAS Oceana Airshow 2004 / JASDF 50th Anniversary: Air Development & Test Wing (Gifu) / USAF F-15 Mid-Air Collision Incident / Patrouille Suisse 40 Years / Air 04 Payerne (Switzerland) / Airshow photo reports: Komatsu, Okadama, Tachikawa, Iwakuni and Kadena / Japan Aerospace 2004 (Yokohama) /
Japan Aerospace 2004 / The Present and Future of Aircraft Development in Japan / Post-War Aircraft ‘Made in Japan’ / Shelved Indigenous SDF Aircraft Projects / SpaceShipOne Wins Ansari X-Prize / NH Industries NH90 / EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004 / JASDF 50th Anniversary Pt.7: Expansion 1954-60 (with chronology 1959-60) / Photo mini-history (1930s) Pt.2 / Secret German WWII Projects Pt.12 (ends) / Area 51 Pt.45 / Junkers Ju 88 Pt.14 /
Reno 2004 National Championship Air Races & Airshow / 44th Tokyo Plastic and RC Model Show / Texan Hayabusa – Start Engine!
Vol.54 No.1 January 2005 Issue No.625
‘Light-Brown Zero’ (fabricated Zero project) / Commemorative AF Zeros; Texan Hayabusa – Dream Unfulfilled / Zeros in Japan (Yamato Museum, Kure; National Science Museum, Tokyo; Closure of Air & Space Museum at Nagoya Airport) / VFA-195 “Dambusters” F/A-18 Chippy Ho! III / VMFA(AW)-533 “Hawks” (F/A-18D) / Swedish Fighters / Swedish Airshow 2004 / JASDF 50th Anniversary: Komaki / Airshow photo reports: Gifu, Iruma, Komaki and Ashiya / Deep Blues aerobatic team /
Roundup of surviving Japanese WWII types in Japan / USMC 2005 / Supersonic Bizjet Possibilities / US-2 Flight Testing at Iwakuni / USAF hydrogen bomb history / JASDF 50th Anniversary Pt.8: The Pilot Instructor Era (with chronology 1960-61) / Photo mini-history (1930s) Pt.3 / Zero – designer discussion / Area 51 Pt.46 / Junkers Ju 88 Pt.15 /
RoKAF Black Eagles display team
Vol.54 No.2 February 2005 Issue No.626
Still Flown Phantoms: QF-4 Drones at Holloman AFB / Phantom Convention 2004 / Last US Navy Phantoms / 302 Sqn JASDF 30th Anniversary / Pensacola Airshow 2004 / Farewell VS-21 & S-3B Viking / JASDF 50th Anniversary: Hofu / FTX04 / Airshow photo reports: Tsuiki, Nyutabaru / C-X and P-X mock-ups / 5th China Airshow (Zhuhai) / Patrouille de France Hong Kong visit /
Haneda Airport Terminal 2 opens / Phantom Future / JASDF F-4 successor / C-X and P-X mock-ups / JASDF 50th Anniversary Pt.9: F-86D All-Weather Fighters Pt.1 (with chronology 1961-62) / Shoki engine found! / Photo mini-history (WWII/1945) Pt.4 / Area 51 Pt.47 / Junkers Ju88 Pt.16 /
Italian Typhoon
Vol.54 No.3 March 2005 Issue No.627
USAR Special Operations Command (AFSOC) / JASDF 50th Anniversary: Tsuiki / German Navy Tornadoes Say Goodbye / Luftwaffe JaBo31/JaBo33 IDS Tornadoes / CVW-17 Fly-In / USS Abraham Lincoln / SOFEX 2004 (Special Forces Exhibition, Amman, Jordan) / Airshow photo report: Naha / Japanese Wright Flyer replica / Breitling / Italian AF Museum /
US Special Operations Forces (SOF) / SOF Air Power / The Future of JASDF Fighters / Will Japan be able to export military aircraft or not? / Radical change in Japan’s defence equipment / JAL/ANA Sky Marshals / JASDF 50th Anniversary Pt.10: F-86D All-Weather Fighters Pt.2 (with chronology 1962-63) / Photo mini-history (WWII/1945) concluding Pt.5 / Area 51 Pt.48 / Junkers Ju88 Pt.17 /
Austrian Tigers
Vol.54 No.4 April 2005 Issue No.628
CVW-5 / CVW-5 Home Base: NAF Atsugi / CVW-5 Side Story: Two Women WSOs / HSL-51 Warlords / MCAS Iwakuni Navy Squadrons / JASDF 50th Anniversary: Air Transport Mother Base, Miho / That Others May Live: Komatsu Air Rescue Det. / 204 Sqn 20th Anniversary of F-15J Ops / Don Muang AB, Bangkok Open House 2005 / CRUZEX 2004 Latin American War Games / Upgrade Talon – USAF T-38C Trainer / Zeppelin NT airship arrives in Japan /
CVW-5 Transitions / CVW-5 and Atsugi / Kitty Hawk Successor: Bold Forecast / Airship with a Place in Japanese Hearts: Zeppelin ‘Hakugo’ (Graf Zeppelin) / SDF 2005 / JASDF 50th Anniversary Pt.11: Interview with then Chief of Air Staff, Pt.1/2 (with chronology of CASs, events 1963-64) / WWII history series, Pt.1: ‘Army Spies and Exhaust Pipes’ / Area 51 Pt.49 / Junkers Ju88 Pt.18 /
R. Belgian AF F-16s / SDF Sumatra Tsunami Relief Ops / Japan Coast Guard Gulfstream G-V / JGSDF Akeno Flight Training
Vol.54 No.5 May 2005 Issue No.629
JASDF 50th Anniversary: Hyakuri AB / Texan Hayabusa Flies / “Viper’s Nest” – Luke AFB and German Exchange Pilots / Indian Ocean Relief Operations / Iraqi Air Warriors (helicopter ops) / “Triple Nuts” on Navy Jet (VFA-97) / First visit to Japan of WC-130J / Last production US-1A handover / Guide to Centrair (Chubu International Airport) / Al Ain (Dubai) FAI Aerobatics Show 2005 /
US Navy Electronic Warfare Aircraft: EA-6B and EA-18G / USAF Jammers, Past and Present / ShinMaywa PS-1/US-1 Family, Past and Present / US-2: Looking for export possibilities / Marine One – US101 decision / JASDF 50th Anniversary Pt.12: Interview with then Chief of Air Staff, Pt.2/2 ‘The road to jet aircraft’ (with chronology of events 1964-65) / WWII history series, Pt.2: ‘The Other Side of War Results’ / Area 51 Pt.50 / Junkers Ju88 Pt.19 /
Team Gripen Breitling / New CO for VF-31 “Tomcatters”
Vol.54 No.6 June 2005 Issue No.630
Fighters in Formation (F/A-22 with past US fighters) / Zero vs Hellcat / A (Curtiss) Hawk (75A) Flexes its Wings / The Banta Fighter Group (Livermore, CA) / Silver Star Forever (Last CT-133 retires) / A Connie Comes to Hakodate (Japan) / AeroIndia 2005 / Caucasus Warriors (Georgian AF) / JGSDF OH-1 Winter Training / Au Revoir Mirage IV / Australia International Airshow / Take Off Air Transse (new Japanese Beech 1900D operator based in Hakodate) / Kumagaya AB Cherry Blossom Festival / Defence College Entrance Ceremony /
Bell/Boeing V-22 Osprey (Visit to Boeing’s Philadelphia factory/latest programme info) / Development of and plans for tilt-rotor aircraft / Why the spate of problems at JAL? / Results of Wright Flyer replica flight test programme / JASDF 50th Anniversary Pt.13: Early jet fighter squadrons, Pt.1/2 (with chronology of events 1965-66) / WWII history series, Pt.3: ‘Air and sea of struggles” (IJN flying boat operations) / Area 51 Pt.51 / Junkers Ju88 Pt.20 /
Opening of Kure Naval History Museum (Zero on display) / Vought Heritage (secrets of the Vought restoration/storage vaults)
Vol.54 No.7 July 2005 Issue No.631
The Final Chapter of Tomcat legend: VF-101 Grim Reapers; Last Tomcat Class CQ on CVN-71; Master Jet Base Oceana; Final Jolly Roger Tomcats; 50th Anniversary VF-102 Diamondbacks / VFA-195 Dambusters / West Coast Rhinos / US Navy Carrier Air Wings 2005 / Farewell 899NAS FAA / F21 Swedish AF Viggen Farewell / Iwakuni Friendship Day / Obituary: ‘Rock’ Iwasaki (professional aerobatic pilot) /
US Naval Aviation 2005 / Balance of Japanese/East Asian Air Power / MJ (Mitsubishi Jet) civil project / Tokorozawa’s Nakajima Type 91 Fighter Pt.1/3 / 11 Die in Civilian Mi-8 Crash in Iraq / JASDF 50th Anniversary Pt.14: Early jet fighter squadrons, Pt.2/2 (with chronology of events 1966-67) / Aviation history series, Pt.4: ‘Development of IJAAF aerial navigation’ / Area 51 Pt.52 / Me163 Inspection Pt.1 /
Last Trans-Pac Connie to Korea; Secrets of the Paul E. Carver Collection
Vol.54 No.8 August 2005 Issue No.632
Ghibli (Italian AF AMX) / Hawgs at Battle (Battle Creek, Michigan ANG A-10s) / Misawa AB: 35th FW F-16 CCIP; PACAF Demo Flight; Misawa AB Functions; Downrange (gunnery range nr. Misawa AB) / ROKAF KF-16 / Italian Navy Carrier Operations aboard Garibaldi / Cyprus: Cyprus Air Force Command; RAF 84 Sqn Rescue Flight / SDF Airshow Reports: Shizuhama, Kanoya, Atsugi, Miho, Utsunomiya / JGSDF Utsunomiya Flying School Display Team “Skyhornets” /
F-16CJ CCIP ground-attack capabilities / Unique attack aircraft: A-10 / Close Air Support – Past and Present / Where Hien remains are unearthed (56th Sentai) / JASDF 50th Anniversary Pt.15: Fighter weapons (with chronology of events 1967-68) / Aviation history series, Pt.5: ‘Two unforgettable belly landings’ / Area 51 Pt.53 / Me163 Inspection Pt.2 /
Glamorous Waco / VX-30 Bloodhounds (NAS Point Mugu) / US Navy changes transport helicopters in Japan (UH-3H > SH-60F)
Vol.54 No.9 September 2005 Issue No.633
European Air Power / Paris Air Show / KLu Open Day Gilze-Rijen / French AF Cazuax (sic) show / RDanAF Air Show Karup / NATO Electronic Warfare Training Exercise Elite 2005 / First JMSDF EH-101 delivered / No.17Sqn, RAF reforms on Typhoon / Master Jet Base: Oceana / USS Nimitz visits Hong Kong / SH-60K testing at Atsugi / Last flight of T-2 ‘102’ / Open day at Kawaguchiko Aviation Museum / Ceremony to commemorate 50 years of air cadet system /
Andersen AFB, Guam / No launch decision taken on Boeing 747 Advanced / Will the next-generation SST become a reality? / Tokorozawa’s Nakajima Type 91 Fighter Pt.2/3 (What things are taken into consideration when restoring a classic aircraft) / Permanent CIA airlines / Zero-sen Model 32 ‘Y2-128’ open to public at Fukuoka Airport / JASDF 50th Anniversary Pt.16: Dawn of air rescue Pt.I/II (with ARW chronology and chronology of events 1968-69) / Ceremony to commemorate 50 years of air cadet system / Aviation history series, Pt.6: ‘Men who placed their faith in rotor blades’ / Area 51 Pt.54 / Me163 Inspection Pt.3 /
Skytypers / Be a fighter pilot for a day, if you dare! (Fighter Combat International)
Vol.54 No.10 October 2005 Issue No.634
Cope North Guam 2005 / Cooperative Cope Thunder 2005 / B-24 “Witchcraft” National Tour / Duxford Flying Legends Air Display / RIAT ’05 / RAF Single-Seater Typhoons / The Last Viggen / LIAS ’05 (Lappeenranta, Finland, air show) / Polish AF Su-22s at Coltishall / Kansai Airport Spectators’ Area / JAL B.777 /
Mitsubishi F-2 strike potential evaluated / History of JASDF fighter support units / Current capability: F-15E Strike Eagle / Ballistic Missile Defence System / JASDF 50th Anniversary Pt.17: Dawn of air rescue Pt.II/II (chronology of events 1969-70) / Aviation history series, Pt.7: ‘From carrier group defence to night torpedo attacks’ Pt.1/2 / Area 51 Pt.55 / Me163 Inspection Pt.4 /
Final 6Sqn F-1 commemorative paint scheme / Air show reports: Chitose, Hofu-Kita / AiRock display team / Skytypers
Vol.54 No.11 November 2005 Issue No.635
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan Ready to (sic) First Deployment / Oceana NAS: Final Summer with F-14s / USS Kitty Hawk at JASEX 2005 / CVW-5: Atsugi Homecoming / VFA-195 Dambusters at Atsugi / Movie “Stealth” / Beale AFB Global Hawks / US Navy UAVs at Patuxent River NAS / Royal Jordanian AF / EAA Air Venture Oshkosh 2005 / Trafalger (sic) 200 International Fleet Review / MAKS 2005 / SDF Airshow Reports: Matsushima, Misawa / Yokota Friendship Day / Futenma Flightline Fair / Fuji Live-firing Demo 2005 / JAL’s ongoing safety problems (six expert opinions) / The near future of UAVs: J-UCAS and BAMS / History of US military UAV operations / Reconnaissance transformed: Japan’s military UAV plans / UAV stealth technology / JASDF 50th Anniversary Pt.18: Eve of aerobatics 1/2 (chronology of events 1970-1) / Aviation history series, Pt.7: ‘From carrier group defence to night torpedo attacks’ Pt.2/2 / Area 51 Pt.56 / Me163 Inspection Pt.5 /
MiG-29OVT /
Hien remains on display in Osaka / Zero on public display in Saga Prefecture
Vol.54 No.12 December 2005 Issue No.636
F/A-22 Raptor / NAS Oceana Airshow / US Navy fighter unit “mother squadron” VF-101 disbands / First-built Mitsubishi F-1 retires / Solomon Islands 60 years on / C6N1 Saiun rebuild project / Greek international airshow Archangel 2005 / Last Canberra T.4 flight / Osan (Korea) Air Power Day / JGSDF “Akeno Rainbow” display team 2005 / Reno 2005 /
C6N1 Saiun rebuild project / Guide to Japanese WWII aircraft on display in Japan / Tokorozawa’s Nakajima Type 91 Fighter Pt.3/3 / Base Realignment and Closure 2005 and USAF Units / Developing a UH from the Kawasaki OH-1 / US Army ARH/LRH requirements / JASDF 50th Anniversary Pt.19 (final part): Eve of aerobatics 2/2 (chronology of events 1971-2) / Aviation history series, Pt.8: ‘Enemy and homeland too’ / Area 51 Pt.57 / Me163 Inspection Pt.6 /
SDF Airshow Reports: Iwakuni, Komatsu, Komaki, Okadama, Ashiya, Tateyama /
SDF Airshow Reports: Hachinohe, Tokushima / Haneda Airport Festival 2005
Vol.55 No.1 January 2006 Issue No.637
6Sqn JASDF (Mitsubishi F-1/F-2) / F-1 ‘201 service record / SDF Airshow Report: Tsuiki / MV-22B Osprey evaluation / Red-tailed Viper (Alabama ANG F-16s) / Edwards AFB Open House / Luftwaffe Eurofighter Typhoon opeval / Air Power of the World: Argentina / RoKAF F-15K Eagle / Seoul Air Show / Fukushima Skypark Festival / Japanese Waco /
U.S. Base Realignment in Japan Pt.1/2 / Mitsubishi F-1/T-2: Pilot’s Perspective / History of 6Sqn JASDF / U.S. Army Joint Heavy Lift Large Transport Aircraft Requirement R&D / Will Japan’s spaceflight business flourish? / Repercussions of China’s Shenzhou-6 success / Japanese space rocket development / Lindbergh’s Lockheed Cirrus brought back to life in Japan / Aviation history series, Pt.9: ‘IJAAF’s longest-serving light bomber units’ / Area 51 Pt.58 / Me163 Inspection Pt.7 /
SDF Airshow Reports: Gifu, Iruma; SDF review ceremony / Last VF-101 Tomcat flies to Castle Airport Museum (California) /
SDF Airshow Reports: Yao, Tachikawa / Disaster Management Exhibition 2005 (Tokyo)
Vol.55 No.2 February 2006 Issue No.638
Final Tomcat Cruise: CVW-8 in Persian Gulf / 38th Exercise Maple Flag / 50th Anniversary of JASDF’s Air Development & Test Wing / SDF Airshow Report: Hamamatsu / U.S. President George W. Bush Visits Japan / Russian President Putin Visits Japan / Italian Army A129 Mangusta / Althea Dragons (Belgian Armed Forces A109s in Bosnia) / Finnish Gloster Gauntlet / Chinese AF F-7GB aerobatic team / Taiwan AF Hsinchu Air Base Open House (Mirage 2000) / Air Power of the World: Philippines / Special Feature: Changes in the U.S. Forces in Japan (USS Kitty Hawk/CVW-5 and Cope North 06-1) /
Special Feature: Changes in the U.S. Forces in Japan (Base realignment and U.S. military transformation / Plans to reorganize the U.S. Marines on Okinawa / Relocating CVW-5 (to Iwakuni) and assigning a CVN to Japan / What will become of Yokota AB?) / China’s Military Air Power / Tokorozawa’s Nakajima Type 91 Fighter Pt.4/10 / Aviation history series, Pt.10: ‘Blunt spear’ (708th Kokutai, IJN – ‘Divine Thunder’ war chronicle) / Area 51 Pt.59 / Me163 Inspection Pt.8 /
Welcome to Dubai 2005 /
Film Zero-sen Reincarnated in Saga Prefecture
Vol.55 No.3 March 2006 Issue No.639
B-2 in Guam 2005 / Final Week of the Red and Black Draken (Austrian AF) / Farewell Brazilian Mirage III / CEIBO 2005 (South American military exercise) / Legendary Junkers Ju52/3m (D-AQUI) / Flyable HA-1112MIL Buchon in the US / Me262A/B-1c “Red 13” Flight Test / JUKA (Lithuanian aerobatic aircraft) / S. Korean AF F-15K Eagle / LIMA `05 (Malaysian aerospace show) / Air Power of the World: Taiwan /
Stealth Bomber: B-2 Spirit; Spirits in Action; History of Flying Wing Designs; Flying Wing Aerodynamic Considerations and Handling / Latest Chinese AF Y-8 (Antonov An-12) Variants / Aviation history series, Pt.11: ‘Post-war company presidents’ wartime experiences’ / Area 51 Pt.60 / Me163 Inspection Pt.9 /
SDF Airshow Reports: Nyutabaru, Naha
Vol.55 No.4 April 2006 Issue No.640
French Navy Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle / Indian Navy Aircraft Carrier Opeartions (INS Viraat) / Last Sea Harriers on HMS Illustrious / Al Ain Aerobatics Show 2006 (UAE) / Air Bandits Formation Display Team / Royal Thai AF Don Muang AB Open House / Roll-out of TSR.2 XR222 at Imperial war Museum / Air Power of the World: Mexican Navy / Kobe: Japan’s Third Municipally Managed Airport / Starflyer Services from March 16 / Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Aircraft /
Aircraft Carriers of the World; Indian Navy Aircraft Carriers and Naval Aviation Planning / Japan Self-Defence Forces 2006 / Japan’s Airports: Problem areas and future / Aviation history series, Pt.12: ‘(Nakajima’s) Handa airfield’ / Tokorozawa’s Nakajima Type 91 Fighter Pt.5/10 /
First JGSDF Apache Flies / JMSDF MCH-101 Flight Testing Commences at Gifu / JASDF Training at Misawa / Farewell T-2 Prototype
Vol.55 No.5 May 2006 Issue No.641
Blue Impulse 2006 / 2nd Air Wing, JASDF / Sayonara Japanese Jets: ADTW T-1 and T-2 Final Flights; Last 5FTS T-1B Flight; Last 6Sqn F-1 Flight / JGSDF Apache Longbow / JMSDF MCH-101 Delivered / Lemoore 2006 / Cockpit View from the Su-25 (Georgia AF) / Red Bull Civil-Registered Cobra /
Asian Aerospace 2006 Report / JGSDF AH-64D Apache Longbow / US Army Apache Upgrade Plans / Chinese Attack Helicopter Under Development / Native American Indian Popular Names for US Army Aircraft / 2nd Air Wing, JASDF / Tokorozawa’s Nakajima Type 91 Fighter Pt.6/10 / Me163 Inspection Pt.10 / JGSDF L-19 returns to Kita-Utsunomiya /
KAI T-50 Golden Eagle / Deep Winter Airshow: JGSDF Kisarazu
Vol.55 No.6 June 2006 Issue No.642
Last Fly-in by VF-31 and VF-213 F-14s / Last F-14 Gulf Deployment / Stars & Stripes markings on VAQ-140 “Patriots” EA-6B / East Coast Rhinos / VFA-192 change of command ceremony at Atsugi / VAQ-136 EA-6B new CAG bird marking / NAF Atsugi Cherry Blossom Festival / FIDAE 2006 aerospace show (Chile) / Air Power of the World: Indian Navy / 29(R) Sqn RAF Typhoons / NASA WB-57F Mildenhall deployment / JASDF 201 Sqn (F-15J) 20th anniversary / JGSDF AH-64D Apache Longbow handover ceremony / JGSDF Kisarazu /
What’s the US Navy up to in the Pacific? / Super Hornet Block 2 / T-1 details / SDF unified operations commenced / The future of airports around Tokyo (Pt.2/6) / Aviation history series, Pt.13: ‘Eastern Seas’ (Kyushu Q1W Lorna) / China navy carrier under construction / Tokorozawa’s Nakajima Type 91 Fighter Pt.7/10 / Me163 Inspection Pt.11 /
Glamorous Waco / Starflyer A320s at opening of Kitakyushu airport
Vol.55 No.7 July 2006 Issue No.643
52+ (Greek AF F-16s) / USMC’s 31MEU to Guam / USMC KC-130J / MCAS Iwakuni Friendship Day / USS Abraham Lincoln Hong Kong visit / AMARC Today / Oscar at Gosshawk (Texas Airplane Factory remanufactured Ki-43) / RAF and Royal Navy Events (Squadron changes at Cottesmore/Coltishall/Yeovilton) / Air Power of the World: Portuguese AF / Gulfstream G200 (B-HWB) /
Final Agreement (US base relocation plans in Japan) / USMC air units: Current and future plans / Brief history of Iwakuni / JAL B.727 Hijacking Incident (1970) / Chinese incursions into Japan’s airspace / Former test pilot Scott Crossfield obituary / International Aviation Photographer’s Forum 2006 / Big Changes at Narita Airport / The future of airports around Tokyo (Pt.3/6) / Me210/Me410 Inspection Pt.1 /
Warbirds over Wanaka / JGSDF: Events at Kasuminome, Tachikawa /
Saitama Airport Festival / JGSDF: Event at Takayubara
Vol.55 No.8 August 2006 Issue No.644
D-Backs (VFA-102 report) / Step Toward Next-Generation Fighter (Japanese research programme) / USS Abraham Lincoln visits Sasebo, Japan / Air Power over Hampton Roads (Langley AFB show) / “Thunder over the Gulf” air show (Tyndall AFB Open House) / Andrews AFB Joint-Service Open House / ILA 2006 / 1st ATH Sqn, JGSDF 20th Anniversary / SDF show reports: Shizuhama, Miho, Kita-Utsunomiya, Ozuki, Kanoya, Zentsuji /
History of VF/VFA-102 Diamondbacks / F/A-18F and FAC(A) missions / Solar-powered flight (Solar Impulse project) / China Topic 1: Aiming for a high-tech, low-cost aviation industry (Successful maiden flight of FC-4, L-15) / China Topic 2: Five-year plan to double airliner numbers (Intensification of Boeing/Airbus rivalry) / Aviation history series, Pt.14: Rookie Type 100, Veteran Type 100 (Ki-46s) / Ki-43 Hayabusa stars in Kamikaze film / The future of airports around Tokyo (Pt.4/6) / Kawasaki World opens (Kobe) / Me210/Me410 Inspection Pt.2 /
Dry cell battery-powered flight project / Narita airport’s South Wing opens
Vol.55 No.9 September 2006 Issue No.645
F-35 Lightning II / Exercises: Valiant Shield 2006, Cope North Guam 2006, Spring Flag Volcanex 2006, ELITE 2006 / Air Shows: Leeuwarden, Beale, Barksdale / Carolinas Aviation Museum / Air Power of the World: Bulgarian AF / E-2K Hawkeye Delivered to Taiwan AF /
When the (North Korean) missiles were launched . . . (US/Japan response) / Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II: Development and schedule, Chances of a JASDF F-35, JSF planning stages / China-Taiwan Air Strength / Galaxy Airlines Debut / JGSDF OH-6 pilot clocks up 10,000hrs / Aviation history series, Pt.15: The Sentient World of the Skies above Motoyama / Tokorozawa’s Nakajima Type 91 Fighter Pt.8/10 / The future of airports around Tokyo (Pt.5/6) / Me210/Me410 Inspection Pt.3 /
Planes of Fame / Kawaguchiko Aviation Museum
Vol.55 No.10 October 2006 Issue No.646
F-35 cockpit photo / Right Stuff in the Navy: VX-9 and HX-21 / ‘AB’ Tailcodes at Kadena and Iwakuni / RIAT 2006 / Farnborough 2006 / NATO Exercise Steadfast Jaguar (Cape Verde Is.) / Farewell to the RAF Canberra / Flying Legends (Duxford) / HSL-51 new markings / Female JMSDF SH-60J pilot / Dry cell battery-powered aircraft /
History of ballistic missile tracking (Cobra Ball) / North Korean missile launch monitoring / Japan’s Ballistic Missile Tracking Radar and Intercept Systems / Deciphering North Korea’s Missile Tests / A350XB / Aviation history series, Pt.16: Dying heroically in the skies above Tokyo / Tokorozawa’s Nakajima Type 91 Fighter Pt.9/10 / Visit to British aircraft restorers/replica makers / The future of airports around Tokyo (Pt.6/6) / Me210/Me410 Inspection Pt.4 /
JASDF airshows: Hyakuri, Chitose, Hofu-Kita
Vol.55 No.11 November 2006 Issue No.647
Blue Angels 2006 / Pittsburgh Air Show 2006 (incl. Blue Angels) / Current Blue Angels aircraft markings / Blue Angels training / International Hunter Meet 06 (Switzerland) / Cooperative Cope Thunder / Polish MiGs Visit Lithuania / Air Power of the World: Uruguayan AF / Yokota AB Friendship Festival / JASDF air shows: Matsushima, Misawa / Futenma AB Flightline Fair / Vertical Challenge Helicopter Air Show / Taiwan AF Hsinchu AB visit / Republic of Singapore AF Payalebar AB Open House / Waco YMF Super painted as IJN Type 93 Trainer /
Sixty Years of Blue Impulse: Fat Albert, Team Members, 1971 Japan Visit / Hondajet / Terrorist Plot Uncovered in UK / Connexion by Boeing Service Halted / Aviation history series, Pt.17: Recce pilots in battle / Tokorozawa’s Nakajima Type 91 Fighter Pt.10/10 / Me210/Me410 Inspection Pt.5 /
Team Deep Blues / FAI World Grand Prix Japan / Sky Leisure Japan 2006 / 24th Air Pageant (Sapporo, Japan)
Vol.55 No.12 December 2006 Issue No.648
Tomcat Sunset / Farewell Tomcat (NAS Oceana Airshow 2006) / KC-135’s 50th Anniversary / Red Arrows ’06 / C-X/P-X Nearing Completion / Sea Lynx: The “Flying Eyes” of the German Navy / German Navy Air Day 2006 (Nordholz) / JASDF 1st Air Rescue TAC Meet / SDF Air Shows: Komatsu, Ashiya, Hachinohe, Iwakuni / JASDF TAC Meet markings /
F-14 Tomcat Air Combat Diary / The Swing Wing that Made the F-14 a Success / Iranian Tomcats Then and Now (incl. current Iranian AF order of battle) / Gravity Planes and Environmental Technology / Helios Solar-Powered Flying Wing / Exploring the Deficiencies of Narita’s C Runway and Apron / Aviation history series, Pt.18: “Sacred Cows” Bound for Skies Over Okinawa / Aviation Society NPO Established / Me210/Me410 Inspection Pt.6 / Perfect Airliner Photography Points: Itami Sky Park / Museum dedicated to Japanese aviation pioneer Chuhachi Ninomiya / New Faces at Misawa Museum (LR-1/OH-6D) /
Reno 2006
Vol.56 No.1 January 2007 Issue No.649
JASDF TAC Meet 2006 / Krila Oluje (Croatian AF PC-9 display team) / Axalp (Switzerland) Air Display / Leuchars Air Show 2006 / Tinker AFB / McConnell AFB Open House / Osan AB Air Power Day / 2006 Haute Voltige (Japan Aerobatic Grand Prix) / JASDF Airshows: Iruma, Hamamatsu, Gifu, Komaki / Japan Air College Open Day /
North Korea’s Nuclear Test and Air Sampling / History of USAF Air Sampling Strategies / Boeing Report / Lufthansa / JGSDF Pilot Graduation Ceremony at Akeno / JASDF: 3Sqn 50th Anniversary, MU-2S / Aviation history series, Pt.19: “Grumman Surprise Attack” / G4M2 Built for TV Series / Me210/Me410 Inspection Pt.7 / Tokrozawa Nakajima Type 91 Part 11: Jupiter engine arrives /
Peter Besenyei (aerobatic pilot) / Spitfire 70th Anniversary Display
Vol.56 No.2 February 2007 Issue No.650
Airshow China 2006 – Zhuhai / Shinshin: Japanese Advanced Fighter Technology Demonstrator / Cruzex III 2006 (Sth. American exercise) / Air Power of the World: South Africa / The Real USCG / Aviation Nation 2006 Show (Nellis AFB) / NAS Pensacola Air Show (Blue Angels) / Homecoming 2006 Show (Seymour Johnson AFB) / F-4Fs in Italy / 40th Anniversary VC-10 / A380 Japan visit /
A380 Past, Present and Future / Design Commentary / Trent 900 and Engine Alliance GP7200 / Is The Era of Ultralarge Airliners to Come Again? / History of Large Aircraft / CSAR-X: HH-47 Chinook Selected / Aviation history series, Pt.20: “Sekiwan Aviators” / Me210/Me410 Inspection Pt.8 / Sekiwan aviators /
JGSDF EC225LP arrives at Kisarazu / JASDF air shows: Tsuiki, Nyutabaru / San Francisco Fleet Week and Red Bull Air Race
Airlift of crashed JGSDF AH-1S / First JAL 737-800 arrives / Tokorozawa’s Nakajima Type 91 Fighter Pt.11
Vol.56 No.3 March 2007 Issue No.651
F-35 Lightning II First Flight / CVW-5 Annualex / U.S. Navy Carrier Air Wings 2007 / Naval Aviators’ Patches and Flight Jackets / USS John C. Stennis CVW-9 / F-14D Tomcat for Hickory Airport, North Carolina / CVW-7 in OEF/OIF / NAS North Island / NAS Lemoore / U.S. Navy MH-60S/C-26D based in Naples / Hayabusa from Arizona to Oregon / Holloman Today / Harrier GR.9 Enters RAF Service / Caucasus Helos (Georgia A.F. Mi-24s) / JCAB Retires YS-11 /
U.S. Naval Aviation 2007 / Aircraft Carriers Spreading Across Pacific / Carrier Operations / U.S. Navy Patrol Squadrons / From Hover to Supersonic Flight: F-35 Lightning II / JASDF Radioactive Dust Collector Pod (T-4) / Dash 8s Take Japan by Storm / Aviation history series, Pt.21: “Hearsay About Tateo Kato, War Hero” / Me210/Me410 Inspection Pt.9 / Hajime Sorayama Aviation World (aviation artist) / Naha “Air Festa 2006” / Atsugi Wings (JMSDF) /
Callsign “Santa 11” (Misawa F-16)
Vol.56 No.4 April 2007 Issue No.652
F-22A First Overseas Deployment / J-10: China’s Newest Fighter / 303 Sqn JASDF 30th Anniversary / In Blizzard Conditions: JASDF Chitose AB Air Rescue Detachment Training / Hornets in Lemoore / NP2000 Upgrade for Atsugi E-2Cs (VAW-115) / UK Air Assets in Afghanistan / Chilean Navy / Air Power of the World: Sri Lanka AF / Belgian AF Fouga Magisters /
Update on Latest Chinese Military Aircraft / China’s Aircraft Carrier / Chinese Fighter Genealogy / Deciphering Chinese Military Aircraft Serials / How to Gather Information about Chinese Aviation / Japan’s Self-Defence Forces 2007 / Latest Information on JASDF’s F-X Requirement (F-4 Replacement) / T-1 at Kakamigahara Museum / Tokorozawa’s Nakajima Type 91 Part 12: Jupiter engine details / Aviation history series, Pt.22: Gold-star IJAAF Attack Units / China’s Successful Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Test / Me210/Me410 Inspection Pt.10 (photo album) /
Planes of Fame 50th Anniversary / Pacific Aviation Museum, Pearl Harbour Opens
ANA Safety Education Centre / Replica Hayabusa on Film Set
Vol.56 No.5 May 2007 Issue No.653
Raptor in Japan Night & Day / Raptor Rhapsody / USS Ronald Reagan in Sasebo / Red Flag 07-2 / How the Rise of Stealth Aircraft and Resurgent Aggressor Squadrons Look from an Evolving Red Flag / Navy Vipers: Top Gun F-16s / NAS Fallon / Boca Chica Bogeys (VFC-111) / VMFT-401 Snipers / “Orange Air” (ATAC Hawker Hunters at Atsugi) /
Red Flag / Aggressor / 25 Years of JASDF Aggressor Squadron / JASDF F-X (F-4 replacement) Team’s Overseas Fact-Finding Mission / Japanese Technology Spreading its Wings (HondaJet and MRJ) / T-1 Close-Up / Aviation history series, Pt.23: A Hand in Three Aircraft Types / Type 91 Fighters and Aikoku Numbers / Me210/Me410 Inspection Pt.11 /
Al Ain (UAE) Aerobatics Show 2007 / Last T-3 Flight at Shizuhama / 30th Anniversary 303 Sqn, JASDF
Vol.56 No.6 June 2007 Issue No.654
Night Attack (Greek AF F-16s) / Bayou Militia: Louisiana ANG F-15s / Cardinals’ Eagle (131st FW) / Final Full-Colour VMFA(AW)-332 Hornet / NAF Atsugi Cherry Blossom Festival / Hungarian Gripen and Fulcrum / RAF Celebrates 25 Years of Tornado Service / A380 Frankfurt-Hong Kong Flight Report / Prop Trainers (RAF Tucano; Canada/NFTC Harvard II; French AF Epsilon operations) / National Cold War Exhibition, RAF Cosford /
Causes and Effects of Delays to SDF C-X/P-X and KC-767 Programme / News Coverage of ANA DHC-8 Nosewheel Collapse / Air Accident Investigation / A380 Progress Report / U.S. Expeditionary Air Power / JASDF Weaponry: Present and Future / Aviation history series, Pt.24: New Weapons to Singapore / Me210/Me410 Inspection Pt.12 /
JGSDF 12th Brigade / Blue Impulse displays at Kita-Hofu and Kumagaya
Vol.56 No.7 July 2007 Issue No.655
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Vol.56 No.8 August 2007 Issue No.656
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Vol.56 No.9 September 2007 Issue No.657
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