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Magazine Data

Availability: News-stand           Issues per Year: 6
ISSN: 0390-1173           Barcode:
First Year: 1973           Last Year: current

Publisher: Delta Editrice S.n.c.
Country: Italy         Language: Italian

Main Genre: general
Exclusively Aviation?: Yes

Status: Current

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Originally a monthly publication launched in October 1973 as Edizione Italiana di Air Enthusiast, with the majority of features translated from the UK magazine plus extra articles on Italian subjects. In the first few issues it even included the Fighters A-Z series which ‘Air International’ later concluded. ‘Aerei’ soon evolved into a genuinely Italian magazine, dropping the ‘Air Enthusiast’ originated features and introducing more local features on Italian and other aircraft types. The colour profiles, line and cutaway drawings were all locally produced to a high standard – although some of the cutaway drawings of Soviet types may have owed more than a little to the artists imagination.
In 1976 the publisher changed from Ermanno Albertelli Editore to the present publisher. Each issue contained 60 pages, on good quality paper, with many colour and b+w photos, cutaway and 3-view line drawings, colour profiles etc. The selection of feature articles was usually military biased, and was complemented by aviation news and modelling columns.
In 2001 it was extensively redesigned (including a new cover layout) and changed to a bi-monthly publication. It now comprises circa 78 pages in each issue, and concentrates almost exclusively on military aviation.

Further information: DELTA editrice s.n.c., Casella Postale 273, 43100 Parma, Italia. website: Aerei

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