AirForces Monthly - March 2009

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FEATURES

UNDER PRESSURE?

Based on the huge amount of well-spun publicity last year, the RAF might appear to be in good health, but is that really the case? JonLake looks at the problems faced by the service as it approaches its 91st birthday.

PORTUGUESE SUPER BASE
Ian Harding gives an overview of the operations undertaken from the Portuguese Air Force's Beja Air Base

INDIAN MiGs
Phil Camp examines the long-standing relationship between MiG and India, which resulted in the Indian Air Force eventually operating more than 1,000 MiGs.

BOMBING HAMAS
Alan Warnes provides an overview of the recent war in Gaza, with IDF contributions from Shlomo Aloni

KILLER EAGLES OVER IRAQ
Former US Air Force F-15 pilot Captain Jay Denney tells Warren E Thompson about a notable mission he flew over Iraq during Operation Desert Storm.

AIRCRAFT PROFILE: SERBIA'S ORAO
Aleksandar Radi? offers a Yugoslav perspective on a little-known combat jet which has done its fair share of fighting over the years.

REGULARS

ATTRITION

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

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