AIR International - March 2009

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FEATURES

RECORD YEAR FOR EUROCOPTER
Dino Carrara attended Eurocopter's annual review press conference in Paris to hear how the helicopter manufacturer performed in 2008.

FAREWELL AND THANK YOU
Malcolm English acknowledges the support he has been given during his 15 years as Editor and reflects on some of the magazine's many achievements.

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE REVOLUTION
Piotr Butowski assesses the status of the Russian Air Force and analyses the latest reorganisation that was announced in October last year.

AIRCRAFT OF THE RAF - PART 11
C-130 HERCULES
Jon Lake profiles the career of the Hercules in RAF service.

UCAVs VERSUS MANNED COMBAT AIRCRAFT
Unmanned combat air vehicles are increasingly taking over the role of their manned counterparts but, Dr Carlo Kopp argues, they await a quantum leap in technology before becoming truly autonomous.

DOUGLAS' TIME MACHINE
In the second half of the 20th century the best replacement for a Douglas DC-3 was another DC-3. However, in the 21st century it is probably a turboprop-powered DC-3 - at least according to David Willis.

REGULARS

MILITARY NEWS
Military aviation news from around the world.

CIVIL NEWS
The latest developments in commercial aviation.

CIVIL & MILITARY ACCIDENTS
A round-up of civil and military accidents.

FLIGHTBAG
A selection of readers' letters and photographs.

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