AirForces Monthly - November 2016

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All the world’s military aviation news, by region.


Operation Shader – Two Years On
Tim Ripley analyses the contribution of UK airpower to the campaign against Daesh.

Back to Business?
Prague-based Aero Vodochody has endured some bleak times – but its fortunes are changing, as Alan Warnes discovered recently.

Overworked, Underrrated – USMC F/A-18D Ops
In the first of a two-part article Douglas Glover explains how the USMC has expanded the capabilities of its F/A-18Ds.

Resupplying Paradise
Xavier Capy and Prescilla Lelgouarch report from Réunion, where they experienced an Armée de l’Air CN235 regional resupply mission.

Polish Fighter Mix
Filip Modrzejewski reports on Poland’s unusual mix of Soviet and Western frontline fighters.

European Air Force Transport Survey
In this, the second instalment of a four-part series, Alan Warnes and other AFM contributors examine Europe’s military transport fleet. We detail the latest types and upgrades required – nation by nation.

Wildcats in the Sands
When 847 NAS deployed with its new Wildcats to Arizona, Joe Copalman ventured out to the desert to see the unit in action.

EXERCISE REPORT: Sea Breeze 2016
Vladimir Trendafilovski reports from the annual Black Sea maritime exercise.

WIN! Your name on a Red Arrows jet
The RAF celebrates its centenary in 2018. To celebrate this event Key Publishing and the RAF Museum are offering readers the once in a lifetime opportunity to win a £1,000 ‘Names on a Plane’ package.

FORCE REPORT: Turkish Army Aviation Command
Weeks before July’s attempted coup in Turkey, Marco Dijkshoorn and Dirk Jan de Ridder visited the Güvercinlik-based Army Aviation School for an overview of the Turkish Army Aviation Command.

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

Base Watch
A snapshot of recent military visitors to air bases around the UK.

Reviews of recently published books on military aviation.

AFM’s view on military aviation.