AirForces Monthly - December 2009

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FEATURES

MORE THAN A SUB HUNTER!
JonLake records the operational history of the RAF's remarkable Nimrod and looks at its future.

GRIPEN'S BALTIC QRA TRIAL
Alexander Mladenov undertakes a close examination of the Czech Gripen deployment to Lithuania to undertake the Baltic Air Policing mission.

GERMAN RHINOS STILL ROAMIN'!
Florian Fritz looks at the operations of the last German Phantom wing, JG.74.

FIGHTING THE FULCRUM!
Mike Tongue, a former active duty USAF pilot, relives the times he went into air combat against the mighty MiG-29 Fulcrum in Bulgaria.

IN CRISIS!
Robert F Dorr reviews the current status and future of the United States Air National Guard as it finds its resources being steadily eroded.

AIR FORCE REPORT: POLISH AIR FORCE
Piotr Butowski considers how the Polish Air Force has evolved, ten years after becoming a NATO member.

REGULARS

ATTRITION
AFM's Dave Allport reports on the world's military aviation accidents.

 DEBRIEF
Reviews of recently published books on military aviation.

 FEEDBACK
Readers' letters and photographs of interest.

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