In this 80th anniversary year, the publishers of FlyPast magazine present a special 100-page tribute to Britain’s greatest fighter and possibly the best known combat aircraft in the world. Using extensive archive images, the best of aviation writers and researchers salute the Spitfire’s incredible heritage.
Renowned air-to-air photographer John Dibbs presents a stunning portfolio of present-day Spitfires in their element: from the day fighter Mk.I to the high-flying Mk.XIX and the wing-folding Seafires. All of this adds up to a superb souvenir of a world famous fighter.
In Their Element
From Mk.I to Mk.XIX and Seafires, renowned photographer John Dibbs has captured them all – air-to-air. Throughout this special publication, we present a portfolio of John’s tribute to Supermarine’s masterpiece.
Daniel Ford shows how the Supermarine racing floatplanes paved the way for the Spitfire.
Andrew Thomas outlines the exploits of the Rhodesian manned 266 Squadron.
AirForces Monthly is the world’s leading modern military aviation magazine featuring the world’s air forces, their conflicts, weaponry and exercises. Published monthly, it provides the best military aviation news coverage from around the globe and is essential reading for anyone seeking a well-informed view.
Stealth revolutionised the way air wars are fought. It was developed in the ‘deep black world’ where security passes, retina eye scanners and ID cards are a way of life for those who create, test and fly these classified aircraft in remote sites. Often the jets only break cover when their unique capabilities are required in combat or for a particular high-risk mission.
This 100-page special publication, from the team behind AirForces Monthly magazine, examines the operational missions of such types as the Lockheed Martin’s F-117, Northrop Grumman’s B-2 Spirit, and the next generation of ‘stealthy’ aircraft such as Lockheed Martin’s F-22A Raptor. All of these aircraft have been in combat – how effective were they? This unique ‘declassified’ reference guide provides full briefings on
the operational missions flown by these cutting-edge aircraft.
Stealth Fighter Combat Operations
Tom Kaminski provides an overview of combat operations for the world’s first stealth fighter, the F-117 Nighthawk.
Raptor Goes to War
Tim Ripley looks at the combat debut of the F-22A Raptor in the war against Daesh in Syria and Iraq.
Russian Stealth Technologies
Alexander Mladenov outlines the latest Russian stealth developments, including the much-debated fifth generation T-50 fighter programme.
The Spirit of Stealth
Tom Kaminski examines the continued service of Northrop Grumman’s B-2A Spirit – and the rolling upgrades helping to keep the aircraft at the top of its game.
132 pp., 21 x 30 cm
Produced by Key Publishing with exclusive access to the Royal Air Force, and featuring articles written with and by RAF personnel, The Official RAF Annual Review 2017 is a 132-page special magazine providing behind the scenes insight into the aircraft, equipment, people and operations of one of the worlds premier air forces.
Lightning Force Commander Air Commodore Harv Smyth talks about the changes happening at RAF Marham ready for the Lightnings arrival in 2018, aircraft carriers, Harrier flying and the step change in capability that the F-35 is bringing to UK Defence
Watching the World
After a difficult few months without a runway, RAF Waddington is on a high, with its ISTAR assets expanding. At the same time, it maintains an intensive operational tempo, supporting the insatiable demand for its intelligence product
Joint Helicopter Command
Major General Richard Felton CBE, Commander of Joint Helicopter Command, describes JHCs equipment recapitalisation and future plans, with Chinook Mk 6, Puma Mk 2, Watchkeeper, Wildcat and Merlin iMk 3 entering service, and AH-64E Apache on the horizon
With the promise of two new squadrons and upgrades to come, Typhoon Force has been exceptionally busy with operations, an intensive series of exercises and the constant duty of quick reaction alert
AND MUCH MORE!
Airliner World is the largest selling civil aviation magazine in the world and is a must read for anyone interested in or associated with the commercial aviation scene. Airliner World's extensive coverage of the world's airlines, airports and aircraft is unrivalled and includes up-to-date airline, airport and aircraft, histories as well as manufacturer information.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a 100-page publication offering an insight into one of the world’s latest commercial airliners.
This special edition from the team behind Airliner World magazine details the revolutionary aircraft from concept through to airline service. It looks at how the aircraft was developed, the innovations that Boeing has incorporated into its design as well as how airlines are using the Dreamliner’s impressive economics to drive down operating costs as well as opening up opportunities for new long-haul routes.
Dream Revolution - Chronicling the development of one the world’s most technologically-advanced airliners to have entered service.
Building the 787 - Boeing has created a supply chain of unprecedented length and complexity for the 787, with components sourced from across the globe.
Powering the Dreamliner - Boeing offers the 787 with a choice of two engines – the General Electric GEnx-1B and the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000.
Aircraft Innovations - From the cabin to the cockpit, the Boeing 787 is very different to previous generations of the company’s commercial airliners.
Living the Dream - Virgin Atlantic has never been one to shy away from the limelight and the debut of the carrier’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was an inaugural flight with a difference.