AirForces Monthly - July 2012

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UK Air Power 2012
There have been a number of significant changes since we published UK Air Power 2011. All the updates are here in our 8-page special.

Global Air Ambulance
Dr Dave Sloggett looks at the role played by the Royal Air Force's C-17 and its medical teams in stablising and evacuating casualties of war.

The Hollywood Guard
Scott Dworkin flies with the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard.

Iran Shows off its Airpower
Tomcats, Fulcrums and Phantoms - it can only be Iran. Babak Taghvaee reports for AFM from downtown Tehran.

Not The Sleekest Greyhound

Ted Carlson/ learns to appreciate the US Navy's Grumman C-2A Greyhound, despite its dumpy looks.

Force Multiplier
With the delivery of its fourth Boeing KC-767A, the Italian Air Force finally has an aircraft ready to support the mobility needs of the nation.

Chiefs over Afghanistan

AFM fly with the F-15E Strike Eagles from the 335th Fighter Squadron, deployed to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

Hips over Kosovo

Antonio Prlenda reports on the Croatian Air Force's deployment to Kosovo in support of NATO operations.

Exercise Report: Joint Warrior 2012
RAF Lossiemouth was home to the sub-hunters for the first Exercise Joint Warrior of 2012.  AFM’s Jerry Gunner was a guest of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s detachment with its two CP-140 Auroras, and gained insight into what their job entails.   

Behind RIAT
Bob Archer (a long-time volunteer at the event) talks to the organisers of the Royal International Air Tattoo, which will be held at RAF Fairford over the weekend of July 7/8.

Role-ing Thunder!
For six years the RAF has been showing off the capabilities of its Tornado GR4 strike aircraft to appreciative audiences in role demonstrations.  AFM’s Jerry Gunner visited RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, to meet the 2012 team.

and much more!