AeroFan

Aviation-related Magazines Guide

High quality aviation history magazine, concentrating on Italian-orientated subjects. Contained feature articles on civil and military aviation, WW1 and WW2 aircraft types, experimental aircraft, Italian civil register news etc. Published quarterly between January 1979 and 1990 by AISA, the former Italian branch of Air-Britain (the UK based international aviation historical society). Very well illustrated magazine, with 32 pages in each issue, including 2-4 colour pages and many photos. Italian text, with English captions and 2 page summary. Ceased publication in late 1990, when AISA disbanded, but relaunched by the editor as a stand-alone magazine mid-1996. See Aero Fan for more details of the relaunched version.

[*] Contents Listing, No.1 – No.100

Aero Fan

Aviation-related Magazines Guide

Subtitled Storia di Ali Italiane. Formerly the AISA official magazine, but relaunched as a stand-alone title in 1996 after a gap of five year. Adopting a very similar format to the original edition, the new version has more pages, more photos and more artwork and drawings. An English summary of the text is included in each issue.
Contents includes monographs of military and civil aircraft types – featuring reproductions from the official handbook for the type, articles on the technology of historical aircraft, the history of the units of the Italian Air Force and of the civil airlines, the more interesting un-build aircraft projects, Italian matriculation serial numbers, heraldry and the traditional editorial features.
The first of the new issues was No. 57 (Aprile/Giugno 1996). 64-68 illustrated pages in each issue. Ceased publication at issue No.100 in early 2007.

Further information: Giorgio Apostolo Editore srl, Via Ampère 49, 20131 Milano. website: Giorgio Apostolo
[*] Contents Listing, No.1 – No.100

Aerei Superfile

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Subtitled Periodico di aviazione militare moderna. A bi-monthly magazine dedicated to modern military aviation. Contents includes: News, reports on air force units, the employment of military aircraft in conflicts, and in every issue a comprehensive illustrated monograph on a specific aircraft type. The monograph includes many photos, colour artwork, line drawings of specific design features, details of weapons and performance etc. Date first published not known.

Further information: Delta Editrice S.n.c., di Manici M. Grazia & C., CP. 409 – 43100 Parma. e-mail: deltaed@iol.it, website: Aerei Superfile

Aerei nella Storia

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Bi-monthly magazine dedicated to historical aircraft and aviation, with an emphasis on Italian aviation. Includes features on preserved vintage aircraft; profiles of famous and less famous airplane from history; famous units; aero engines; combat operations; fighter aces; record breaking aircraft etc. 70 pages in each issue. Very well illustrated with colour artwork and photographs in b+w and colour. Edited by the well known Italian author Nico Sgarlato. First published in mid-1998. A number of special issues dedicated to a single topic have also been produced.

Further information: West-Ward sas, B.go Regale 21, 43100 Parma (Italia). Tel: 0521.287883, Fax: 0521.237546. website: Aerei nella Storia

Aerei Modellismo

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Subtitled Mensile di Attualita e Tecnica Modellistica. The first Italian aircraft modelling magazine. First published February 1980. Well known for a series of articles by G. Piva on Luftwaffe aircraft. 48 pages in each issue. Included many technical drawings, markings information and scale drawings. Ceased publication in 2000.

Aerei da Combattimento

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Title means Fighting Planes. Published in 60 fortnightly(?) parts from 1994. Each issue was accompanied by a cover-mounted model kit. The series is described as a wide-ranging analysis of post-war and modern combat aircraft, their weapons and missions. Feature articles comprised: World’s Greatest Combat Aircraft, Great Aircraft in History, Combat Missions, Weapons and Tactics, A-Z of the world’s combat aircraft. Each issue also featured an article on aircraft modelling techniques. Very well illustrated with numerous colour photos and colour drawings.

Aerei & Elicotteri Militari – Edizione 2002

Aviation-related Magazines Guide

Subtitled ‘La Storia dell’Aviazione Militare Moderna: Le Grandi Imprese, L’Evoluzione Tecnologica, Modelli Mitici’. A revised version of the 2001 Edition. Published very two weeks, it comprises a series of 1:100 scale diecast aircraft models, each accompanied by a number of cards giving historical and technical details of the aircraft type modelled and of other types. The cards are divided into three categories: Aircraft Details, Missions and Aerobatic Teams. The F-14 Tomcat as the first model in this series. The second series comprised at least 52 models, including an increasing number of aircraft from the WW2-era. The models were produced by the Italeri model company.

Further information: website: Fabbri Editori