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Availability: Subscription           Issues per Year: 4
ISSN: 1361-2034           Barcode:
First Year: 1995           Last Year: 2000

Publisher: Aerospace Publishing
Country: United Kingdom         Language: English

Main Genre: history
Exclusively Aviation?: Yes

Status: Ceased

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Subtitled The Journal Of Classic Combat Aircraft. First issue dated November 1995. This magazine was launched as a historical companion to ‘World Air Power Journal’, covering the period 1939 to 1970 approximately. Each issue comprised 160 glossy pages of similar size and design layout to WAPJ, but with a larger proportion of b+w photos. This publication comprised long and detailed feature articles on unit histories, first hand combat stories, rare aircraft types, variant by variant analyses and surveys of air forces in the past. A 60-page centre feature on a famous warplane was included in each issue – giving a detailed history of the type, its weapons, markings and operators. This title initially suffered from an apparent editorial desire to pander to an American readership: of the 31 articles in the first 4 issues, 17 were on US subjects. This trend later appeared to abate somewhat as the magazine began to mature. A later article on the Vietnam War from the point of view of the Vietnamese Air Force was a welcome example of it’s increasing scope. In December 2000, Aerospace Publishing succumbed to financial pressures and ceased operations. AIRtime publishing, the US distributors of WoF, subsequently launched a high-quality replacement title called ‘International Air Power Review’.

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