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Availability: News-stand           Issues per Year: 26
ISSN: 0005-2132           Barcode:
First Year: 1950           Last Year: 1992

Country: France         Language: French

Main Genre: general
Exclusively Aviation?: Yes

Status: Ceased

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First published in 1950, under the title ‘Aviation Magazine’. Renamed ‘Aviation Magazine de L’Espace’ by December 1960, and by January 1964 had adopted the title given above. By January 1964 it had absorbed and incorporated the rival magazines ‘Les Ailes’ and ‘L’Air et L’Espace’, and in January 1966 it also absorbed ‘Air Revue’.
Typical contents comprised a combination of some of the following sections: Aerospace News, Astronautics, General Aviation, Feature Articles, Equipment, Industry, Defence, Parachuting, History & Spotting, Air Routes, Techniques, Gliding. The feature articles described the latest aircraft types in detail, the activities of the aircraft industry in various European countries, aircraft preservation etc. The History & Spotting section was directly aimed at enthusiasts and included a Your Questions Answered column, book reviews, multi-part features on historical subjects such as the products of French aircraft companies or aircraft operated by a specific air force, looking back at historical events etc. The multi-part articles frequently comprised as many as 20 parts.
Approx 80 pages per issue, on larger-than-A4 size glossy paper. Illustrated with many b+w and colour photos, large 3-view line drawings, cutaway line drawings, line diagrams, and some colour profiles.
An excellent general interest aviation magazine, but unfortunately it was taken over and merged into the inferior aerospace news magazine ‘Air & Cosmos’ in April 1992.

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