Aviation-related Magazines Guide

Magazine Data

Availability: Partwork           Issues per Year: 52
ISSN: xxxx-xxxx           Barcode:
First Year: 1985           Last Year: 1988

Publisher: Aerospace Publishing/Orbis Publishing
Country: United Kingdom         Language: English

Main Genre: military
Exclusively Aviation?: Yes

Status: Ceased

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‘Warplane’ was published in 120 weekly parts of 24 pages each, between 1985 and 1988, making a total of 10 bound volumes. Focusing on modern military aviation, this partwork adopted a similar format to ‘The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft’ (see above). Each issue included a feature on modern military aircraft operations, (War Zone), covering recent air wars from Afganistan to Vietnam or the operational profiles of individual aircraft types – from counter-insurgency operations in the Afican Bush to Cold War spy missions; a detailed article on a major aircraft type (Datafile); and a continuing A-Z directory of modern military aircraft, which eventually covered about 450 types.

Very well illustrated, this partwork introduced the three-quarter-view fold-out centrespread colour artwork feature which was later adopted in subsequent publications such as ‘World Air Power Journal’. Many colour photos, colour profiles, cutaway drawings, line drawings etc.

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  1. Hi

    I have the complete collections of “Wings”, “The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft” and “Warplane” (with binders), which I’m looking to sell on eBay. Would it be OK to include your descriptions as part of my descriptions, please, or a link to your webpage?

    Phil Brewer

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