AirForces Monthly - June 2011

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FEATURES

RICHTHOFEN'S LAST DUTY
Patrick von Krienke reports on the last Luftwaffe F-4 Phantom air policing mission over the Baltic States.

OPERATION EL DORADO CANYON - THE FIRST TIME THE US BOMBED GADDAFI
Kaj-Gunnar Sievert looks back to almost exactly 25 years ago when US fighters attacked targets in Libya during the night of April 14/15, 1986.

WAR IN LIBYA - CONTINUED
Following on from last month's 12-page special on the Libyan crisis, AFM now brings you 17 pages of news from bases across the Mediterranean as the No-Fly Zone is handed over to NATO and there seems little prospect of Gaddafi seeking a peaceful solution.

OPERATION TOMODACHI - THE WORLD RESPONDS IN JAPAN'S HOUR OF NEED
Following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the world sent transport aircraft to help the country regain some semblance of normality.

TIGER'S LAST ROAR
Gert Kromhout visits the French Air Force's Escadron de Chasse 1/12, which is due to disband after this year's Tiger Meet at Cambrai.

CANADA'S MARITIME HELICOPTER PROJECT: BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
Blair Watson looks at the troubled history of Canada's CH-148 Cyclone programme.

REGULARS

ATTRITION

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

NEWS

FORCE REPORT - JAPAN AIR SELF-DEFENCE FORCE
AFM's Jerry Gunner analyses this fascinating country's military air power in the wake of March's devastating earthquake and tsunami.

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