Aeroporia Athlitiki / αεροπορία ΑΘΛΗTIKH

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The first issue of ‘Aeroporia Athlitiki’ (Sport Aviation) appeared in September 1974 in a small page size (17×24 cm), with only 16 pages and wass entirely two-color namely black and cyan. Nevertheless, it was the only magazine on gliding in Greece and the world of sport aviation embraced it immediately. In the third edition there was twice as many pages (32 pages). From the May 1975 issue the magazine introduced colour illustrations and included 48 pages. In January 1976 the size doubled again, but this time in page size, as it appeared for the first time in a large format (21×29 cm) with a redesigned cover. The magazine continued to be published until October 1979 with the same title by the Aero Club of Piraeus. Then came two more issues with the same logo and the sub-title Sport replaced with a translation of the main title (AVIATION). The very last issue was No.33 dated February 1980.

From at least issue 4 the magazine started to move away from purely concentrating on Sport Aviation and become more of a general interest magazine. Feature articles on vintage aircraft and military jets appeared quite often.

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Aerathlitika Nea / ΑΕΡΑΘΛΗΤΙΚΑ ΝΕΑ

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The title ‘Aerathlitika Nea’ means New Aerosport. This was a newspaper-style journal recording the activities of the National Aero Club of Greece (EALE). It covered gliding, microlight flying, flying club activities and so on.

The newspaper first appeared in July 1981 with a monthly publication frequency, but switched to quarterly from issue 6 in 1982. The last of only 12 issues was dated September 1983.

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Aeroporiki Istoria / ΑΕΡΟΠΟΡΙΚΗ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ

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The title ‘Aeroporiki Istoria’ means Aviation History. First released in 1999 on a bimonthly basis, the magazine exclusively covered the history of military aviation in Greece and around the world.

The magazine described itself as having understandable, authoritative and comprehensive text, framed by rich and rare photographs and colour illustrations. Subjects covered included historic aircraft, Aces of the Air Force, gripping dogfights, landmark events in the development of aviation, weapon systems and rare aviation archeology.

Publication ceased in 2008 with issue 51 being the last available.

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Ellinika Amina & Tekhnoloyia / ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ Άμυνα & ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ

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The monthly ‘Hellenic Defense & Technology’ magazine has established itself as the most credible, authoritative and accurate publication of its sector in the Greek language. Written by professional journalists with decades of experience in reporting on defence technology and policy, as well as university teachers on foreign relations and strategic studies, HD&T provides a competent, independent, unbiased and balanced analysis of relevant developments in Greece and the world, unique in the Hellenic media. It was first published in February 2010.

The main subjects covered by the magazine are: Hellenic defence and security policy, as well as foreign policy; home and international activities of the Hellenic armed forces; procurement programs of the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence; European and international defence and security problems; evolution of defence technology and procurement programs of armed forces in the Eastern Mediterranean, Europe and the world.

The high-quality content is combined with an unrivalled printing quality and the most modern presentation and graphical design concepts where texts, rich and often original and exclusive photographic material, diagrams, maps and detailed tables are dynamically balanced.

The same publisher has also produced Ελληνική Άμυνα και Τεχνολογία – Ετήσια Ανασκόπηση (Greek Defence and Technology – Annual Review) ISSN 1792-4022 since 2010, which is characterised by the black, rather than blue, title block.

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Anakhaitisi – Interception / ΑΝΑΧΑΙΤΙΣΗ Magazine

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‘Interception’ is a magazine that deals with issues of Defence, Armed Forces and Foreign Policy. First appearing in April 2005, the magazine has proved to be very popular and well respected.

Typical subject areas covered include: News and functionality of the Greek Armed Forces; Equipment and defense material; Requirements, such as modernization in defense material and institutions/organizations; Foreign policy, especially in regard to issues of defense; International defense developments, with an emphasis on issues of interest to the Greek Armed Forces; Policy and general aviation. English language summaries of some articles are included.

Although nominally a defence magazine, some 80% of the contents appears to be military aviation – including at least one historical article in each issue. The magazine is very well written and has excellent photographs.

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Model Kit (2) – Contents Listing

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No.1 August-September 1991
Diorama: German Observation Post; Team Europe Toyota GT4; Lazer ZX; Ford Sierra RS500; AC Cobra
No.2 October-November 1991
DIORAMA KURSK 1943; FIGURE: ADOLPH GYSBERT “SAILOR” MALAN & WERNER MOLDERS; FIGURE: THE AMERICAN CAVALRY, 1876; FIGURE: VAFONTAS PERSONS; EA-6A WILD WEASEL, 1/48; F-106 DELTA DART, 1/48; FERRARI F-40; KALASHNIKOV AK74, AK74; A-7 CORSAIR (USN), 1/72; F-5E AGGRESSORS, 1/48; DIORAMA M-41 BULLDOG, VIETNAM; MERKAVA MkI, 1/35; LEOPARD I RECOVERY (NS), 1/35; PANTERA GTS 1/24; FERRARI 365 GT4 BB – 328 GTB, 1/24; MIATA ROADSTER MX-5, 1/24; TRUCK WESTERN STAR 1/24; R / C MODELS: ADJUST THE CORRECT SUSPENSION
No.3 December 1991-January 1992
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No.4 February-March 1992
Diorama: Saipan 1944; MiG-21 Story, Models; Ju 87B-2 Stuka 1/24; Tamiya Ferrari F169; Yokomo Works’91; Futaba Field Force 3; F-5 341 Mira
No.5 April-May 1992*
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Model Kit (2)

Aviation-related Magazines Guide

‘Model Kit’ was a general interest scale modelling magazine published in the early 1990s. In included a mixture of kit reviews and feature articles on various modelling topics. A good proportion of the subjects were automotive, but each issue included aircraft-related subjects. Only 5 issues published.

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[*] Contents Listing, 1991-1992

Aero (9)

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‘Aero’ was another of the editor-published aviation magazines that appeared in West Germany in the late 1940s. It proved to be a well-received authoritative publication and survived for nearly two decades. The magazine described itself as Aero : Unabhängige Monatszeitschrift fűr die gesamte Luft- und Raumfahrt (Aero – Independent monthly magazine for aviation and space).

Each issue had xx pages and was illustrated with numerous black and white photos. Topics covered included aviation news, gliders, powered flight, air forces, aviation and industry, aviation books, flying club activities. The editor, Hubert Zuerl was very prolific and produced a significant number of aviation books, especially on gliders and WW2 aircraft. The magazine seems to have closed down late 1969 or early 1970.

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