AirForces Monthly - April 2006

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News
The latest military aviation news brought to you by the AFM team and its worldwide network of correspondents.

Facing A Bomber Gap?
Jon Lake considers how the RAF might cope with a shortfall in bombing capability caused by delays with the Typhoon and F-35.

Akhtubinsk Revealed!
Andrey Fromin reports from Akhtubinsk, which was once one of the most secret bases in Russia.

Force Report: Fleet Air Arm 2006
AFM's Mark Ayton provides an overview of the Fleet Air Arm's organisation, assets and operations in 2006.

Swedish Flight School
Gerard Boyman went behind the scenes of the Swedish Air Force Flying Training School at Link”ping-Malmen air base in southern Sweden.

A Legend Modernised - the Basler BT-67
The Douglas C-47 Dakota has been given a new lease of life as the Basler BT-67, AFM's Alan Warnes reports.

Feedback
Readers' letters and comments.

'Hunters' War
Tony Holmes looks at the contribution made to Operation Iraqi Freedom by VFA-201, a US Navy reserve F/A-18A+ Hornet Squadron.

Attrition
AFM's Dave Allport keeps us up-to-date with the world's military aviation crashes.

Latin America Air Forces Survey
AFM reviews the major air arms of Latin America. In Part One: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Chile.