AirForces Monthly - May 2011

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KC-X: IS THE `SOAP OPERA' FINALLY OVER?

Blair Watson looks at the US Air Force's third attempt at awarding a contract to replace some of its fleet of KC-135 aerial refuelling tankers.

WAR IN LIBYA
The AFM team brings you the latest news and analysis on the crisis in Libya.

FAREWELL F3
Panavia's Air Defence Variant of the Tornado was never considered a `proper' fighter by enthusiasts. But, as AFM's Jerry Gunner explains, that perception is flawed.

THE FINAL CUT
Mick Britton visits the `Reduce to Produce' (RTP) project at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire, where Tornado F3s meet their fate to support the GR4 fleet.

RAF FIGHTERS 2020 - FIT FOR PURPOSE?
In the wake of the UK Government's Strategic Defence and Security Review, the frontline fast jet strength of the Royal Air Force is to be slashed by the end of the decade. Jon Lake examines how this diminished force has come about and what it will be able to do.

ITALY'S AIRLIFTERS - MORE THAN JUST TRASH HAULERS
Italy operates some of the most modern airlifters in Western Europe but they do a lot more than carry cargo. Marco Rossi and Mauro Cini visited the Italian Air Force's 46a Brigata Aerea at Pisa-San Giusto airport.

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

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