AIR International - April 2007

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FEATURES

US MARINE CORPS FIXED-WING AVIATION
In the first of a two-part review, Lt Cdr Richard R Burgess USN (Ret) details the fixed-wing aviation assets of the US Marine Corps.

BMI EXPANDS ITS HORIZONS
Bruce Hales-Dutton reports on bmi, which has recently acquired British Mediterranean Airways. This purchase represents a significant move as it takes bmi into the medium-haul market.

TSR2 - TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY
Bob Fairclough looks at the reasons behind the cancellation of the British Aircraft Corporation TSR2 and describes some of the programme's achievements.

GERMANY'S NEW SUB-HUNTER - P-3 ORION ENTERS SEVICE
As Marco PJ Borst reports, a series of system upgrades has enabled the P-3C CUP Orions to fulfill the German Navy's national and international maritime patrol and surveillance commitments.

RED STARS OVER AMERICA
Jon Lake examines the recently-declassified Constant Peg programme, in which USAF pilots trained against MiGs in mock combat during the Cold War, and looks at the US military's other uses for Russian aircraft.

FLYING SAUCERS - ARE THEY JUST PIE IN THE SKY?
Whether or not there really are hyper-intelligent extra-terrestrials visiting our planet in discoidal air/space vehicles, circular planforms may have long-term attractions in some aspects of aviation, as Roy Braybrook explains.

REGULARS

MILITARY NEWS
Reports from around the world.

CIVIL NEWS
A round-up of the latest commercial aviation news.

CIVIL & MILITARY ACCIDENTS
Details of incidents compiled by Dave Allport.

TALKBACK
A selection of readers' letters and photographs.

FLIGHT BAG
Reviews of some aviation-related products.

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