AirForces Monthly - February 2008

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FEATURES

BOMBING THE TALIBAN
It is more than five years since the USA and its allies started dropping bombs in Afghanistan and, as Jon Lake describes, it has not been a straightforward operation.

A HUNGARIAN MIX
Dr Stefan Petersen flies with the only jet wing in the Hungarian Air Force, which operates a mix of eastern and western aircraft - MiG-29s, L-39s and Gripens.

DEPARTMENT EXERCISE: LATIN STORM
Dambusters over Lombardy
Members of 617 'Dambusters' Squadron deployed to Ghedi AB, Italy, for the second annual Latin Storm exercise.

BAYOU MILITIA
Ted Carlson called to see the Louisiana Air National Guard, which is currently transitioning from the F-15A/B to F-15C/d.

OPERATIONAL CAS OVER IRAQ
RAF Tornado GR4 aircrew describe being called into action over Iraq.

EXERCISE REPORT: RODOPI JAVELIN 07
Fast Learners
Alexander Mladenov reports from Graf Ignatievo Air Base in Bulgaria, which hosted one of the most realistic war games held in the former Warsaw Pact state.

REGULARS

DEBRIEF
More reviews of recent books.

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

AIRCRAFT PROFILE: GULFSTREAM I
Military Aristocrats Pt1
Dave Willis looks at the varying roles of the Gulfstream, which continues in service today.

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