The efforts of aviation’s visionary designers have continually redefined the airplane, with some of their efforts going on to become icons that are recognized worldwide. The Spirit Up…

BEFORE THE introduction of the MiG-29 in 1986, the MiG-23M, ML and MLD successively provided the backbone of the Soviet Frontal Aviation air defence forces in East Germany…

Ivan Harlamovich Mickle «.Vodil Group of 6-18 IL-2 to perform complex and demanding command assignments, each time, despite intense opposition to enemy fighters, repeatedly getting into bad weather,…

Postwar production of Yak-9, as well as the presence of a sufficiently large number of Yak-1, Yak-3 and Yak-7 enables up to 1950 to ensure the Air Force…

JAGUAR RETIRED EARLY RAF 16 (Reserve) Squadron Jaquar GR.3A XZ392 ‘PF’ departs RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, on July 19 after this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo (see pages 78-82)….

The search for the Ultimate Fighter Aircraft by Mike Spick, Arms and Armour, 175pp, illustrated, £16.99 AS FIRST SIGHT it might well be considered that the story of…

Even the experts, if they have not worked with Mikoyan and Gurevich, first learn a lot from this book. For example, that about twenty years ago, before Gagarin’s…