JP4 – Mensile di Aeronautica e Spazio

Aviation-related Magazines Guide


‘JP4 – Mensile di Aeronautica e Spazio’ is a general interest aviation magazine which covers a good balance of modern/historical and civil/military subjects. It is especially good on world air forces and aircraft operated by the Italian air force. It includes a comprehensive news section, plus modelling, sport aviation and aircraft accidents columns. Originally subtitled just Mensile di Aeronautica, the words e Spazio were added around 2003. Issues from the 1970s appeared in a page format smaller than A4, but a move to full A4 size was made in the 1980s. It is a glossy 64-68 page magazine with many b+w and colour photos and drawings.

Publishing History

First issue dated May 1972. Published monthly to the present day – originally only 11 isues per year, but later 12 issues per year.
The editor-in-chief is unknown.

Contents/Issues Produced

To be added.

Digital Access

Some digital versions of back issues appear to be available on the Inernet Archive. Newer editions are available from

Special Issues

The publisher also produced the yearbook ‘Annuario Aerospaziale’ between 1982 and 1988, which carried the JP4 logo on the cover.

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Scale Wings

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Bi-monthly review of aircraft plastic modelling and the history of aviation. From the same publisher as ‘Air Kit News’ and alternates with it each month. ‘Scale Wings’ concentrates on documentation of the real aircraft to help modellers, while ‘Air Kit News’ concentrates on modelling techniques and reviews. Features comprise: Modelli (kit reviews); Profili (specific aircraft type); Documentazione (specific aircraft type); Photoscope (pictorial feature); Storia (historical aircraft); Tecnica (modelling techniques); Editoriale; New books reviewed. First published May-June 2003.

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Model Time

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Monthly scale military modelling magazine, mostly consisting of in-depth reviews and conversion projects. Covers a wide range of topics, but principally features AFVs and aircraft kits. Also includes modelling news and club news. 82 pages in each issue. First published in 1991. No further information.

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Panorama Difesa

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Title translates as ‘Defence World’. Covers international armed forces news; army, navy and air forces articles; Italian armed forces features; book reviews; a section about small arms, police equipment etc. Launched in 1993. Published ten times a year (monthly except Feb. & Aug.).

Further information: EDAI Srl, Via Guido Guinicelli, 4 – 50133 Firenze, Casella Postale 1550, Italia. Tel: (0)55 574774 / 570144 / 573302, Fax: (0)55 570103. website: Panorama Difesa

RID – Rivista Italiana Difesa

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Title translates as ‘Italian Defence Review’. Monthly magazine for the enthusiasts of military history and technology. Covers international armed forces and defence industry news; strategy; Italian armed forces features. Includes regular features on military aviation. Launched in 1982. 98 pages in each issue.

Further information: RID – Rivista Italiana Difesa, Via Martiri della Liberazione 79/3, 16043 Chiavari (GE). Phone +39.0185.308606-309171, Fax +39.0185.309063. e-mail:, website: Rivista Italiana Difesa


Aviation-related Magazines Guide

The Associazione was first founded in 1995 by a group of civil aviation enthusiasts living around Milan’s Malpensa Airport. In the same year they began publishing a 16 colour page A5 format bi-monthly magazine called ‘Winglets’, for Clipper members. The magazine mainly comprises the best photos of airliners taken by members.
At the same time, the members launched a monthly A4 format black & white newsheet, called ‘Transponder’, recording the association’s activities, airline news, interesting technical news etc. In January 1998, ‘Transponder’ was redesigned and now appears in full colour and in A3 (sic) format.

Further information: Associazione Italiana Amici dell’Aviazione, Via E. Fermi, 5 I-21010 FERNO VA, ITALY. Phone 0331 726380, Info Line 0331 658639, Info Line 347 4308794. E-mail, website: Clipper