Aviation News - February 2011

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COMBAT STAR

Peter Foster takes a look at RAF Marham's role in ISAF activities in Afghanistan and the work carried out by the Tactical Imagery Wing.

F-35 - AN END TO STOVL?
Big questions remain over America's most costly defence programme, as the UK pulls away from the F-35B and Congress gets bullish on budgets.

RAF MILDENHALL - SIX DECADES OF US ACTIVITY
In the concluding part to his review of the history of US activities there, Bob Archer reviews events as the Cold War ended and new conflicts erupted.

AIRBUS A300
This month's Classic Airliner feature turns the spotlight on Europe's entry to the global world of commercial aviation with the Airbus A300.

THE SHAPE OF FUTURE FLIGHT
Just what will the airliner of the future look like? We take our crystal ball, tinge it with economic and environmental issues and review current work in the futures field.

THE CUNLIFFE-OWEN OA-1
A unique and eye-catching design concept appeared at Southampton airport in 1939. Pete London explains what it was and what became of it.

WINGS OF THE LUFTWAFFE
The Editor meets former test pilot Eric Brown, holder of the Guinness record for having flown the most aircraft types, and asks him what motivated his desire to fly.

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