AirForces Monthly - November 2008

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NEWS

All the world's military aviation news, by region.
HEADLINES
UNITED KINGDOM
EUROPE
NORTH AMERICA
MIDDLE EAST
ASIA PACIFIC
LATIN AMERICA
AFRICA
AUSTRALASIA

FRENCH RAFALES ON THE 'TEDDY'
French Navy Rafales recently deployed on the USS Theodore Roosevelt, bringing a major breakthrough to French and US relations, as Frdric Lert explains.

BLACK PANTHERS AT NIGHT
AFM's Alan Warnes gained exclusive access to 16 Squadron 'Black Panthers' at Peshawar to see the A-5 Fantan flying operations at night.

LIGHTNING II: THE STORY SO FAR
Ten nations have ordered three variants and all have one hope - no more delays. Dave Allport looks at the progress of the F-35 Lightning II.

FORCE REPORT: SENEGALESE AIR FORCE
Air Forces Monthly examines the current status of the young and spirited Senegalese Air Force (Sen AF)

BRIT AIRCRAFT CARRIERS
With two new aircraft carriers expected to join the Royal Navy by 2018, Kelvin Curnow wonders if we are really doing the right thing, by the ships and the aircraft.

SPECIAL OPS BOEINGS
In mid-May, James Haseltine photographed three 55th Wing Boeings air-to-air. Four months later, in mid-September, all three routed through RAF Mildenhall, UK.

PAPER BULLETS
Allan T Duffin looks at the way in which the US is again resorting to aerial leaflet drops in the hunt for insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan.

AIRCRAFT PROFILE: Mi-26 HALO
Guy Martin reviews the career of the world's largest helicopter, the Mil Mi-26 Halo, which is still going strong.

FEEDBACK
Readers' views and comments.

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

EXOTIC HINDS OVER EUROPE
Jakub Fojtik reports on the work of LOM Praha, which has been bringing some exotic Mi-24s back to tip-top condition.

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