AirForces Monthly - January 2009

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FEATURES

SIX OF THE BEST
Robert F Dorr, one of the most authoritative US writers, names his top six Close Air Support aircraft.

BASE TOUR SAKI, CRIMEA
Viroli Elio and Bacciocchi Stenio visit Saki, in the Crimea, to see the only Naval Air Station of the Ukraine Navy.

SNEAKY BEAKY HERKS
Robert F Dorr looks at the role the USAF C-130 Hercules, in its various guises, is playing in the 'Global War on Terror'.

CANADIAN DEFENDERS
Benoit Denet and Jacques Bales recently spoke to two Canadian CF-18 Hornet pilots about the unit's role in defending Canada's northeastern skies.

FORCE REPORT CZECH AIR FORCE
It has been nearly ten years since the Czech Air Force joined NATO, but finally it is now edging towards the final steps of transformation, as Jaroslav Spacek reports.


BRITAIN'S EVER-SHRINKING HELICOPTER FORCE
Tim Ripley looks at the long-term prospects for the UK's military helicopter force as operations in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to dominate its daily activities.


MIG-21S OVER EUROPE PART TWO
In the second and final part of our survey of Europe's MiG-21s, Holger Mueller covers East Germany to Yugoslavia.

REGULARS

NEWS
All the world's military aviation news, by region.

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

FEEDBACK
Readers' views and comments.

JUST A NICE PIC
An RAF technician marshals a Tornado GR4 from its parking spot at Spangdahlem AB, Germany during a Mission Rehearsal Exercise with the British Army's 20 Armoured Brigade.

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