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Raptors rage in the ‘Loop’

This past Tuesday, a pair of F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron, currently deployed to RAF Lakenheath, UK, flew an unprecedented … Read More

Did Russia just engage Israeli jets in the Middle East?

Revelations in the Israeli media indicate that Russian warplanes based in Syria may have engaged Israeli Air Force aircraft operating … Read More

X-2 takes to the air

Japan’s Mitsubishi X-2 ‘Shinshin’ prototype, also known as the Advanced Technology Demonstrator-X (ATD-X), serial … Read More

‘Diana’ ascendant

On February 18, 2016 the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Lightning II detachment attained a major milestone when Maj Pascal Smaal … Read More

Raptors help mark ‘La Fayette’ centenary

Four F-22 Raptors plus a single B-52H Stratofortress from the 5th Bomb Wing, helped mark the centenary celebrations for the formation … Read More

HASC directs USAF to look at Raptor production re-start!

The US House Armed Services Committee has directed the USAF to look at a production re-start for the Lockheed martin F-22 Raptor. In … Read More

‘Royal Maces’ cruise video – sneak preview

VFA-27 ‘Royal Maces’ have sent us a sneak preview of their 2015-2016 cruise video: ‘Maces Live!’ It’s … Read More

‘Fencers’ ‘buzz’ US ship — exactly what happened…?

A series of low-level flights over a US warship by unarmed Russian Sukhoi Su-24 strike aircraft on April 11-12 created headlines around … Read More

USAF may replace the A-10

The US Air Force is being backed into a corner when it comes to retiring the A-10. Pressure from some US Senators and advocates of … Read More

Fort Worth ‘Vipers’ re-name active associate unit

Our April 2016 issue features this photo of F-16C serial 85-1468/TX assigned to the 301st FW at Fort Worth, Texas. Our caption reads … Read More

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May 2016Our cover story for the May issue of Combat Aircraft details the meeting of two heavyweights in the world of Close Air Support — the Su-25 ‘Frogfoot' and the A-10 ‘Warthog’.<br><br>In recent exercises, Bulgarian pilots got to work with their USAF counterparts — with some fascinating results.<br><br>The issue also includes a fabulously details update on F-35A operational testing within the USAF. Steve Davies delivers a world exclusive feature that tells the story exactly as it is! What is the truth about the F-35 and its capabilities. It’s a MUST READ!<br><br>The packed issue also includes a look at the F-15C’s new Talon HATE pod, the first of CA’s new counterinsurgency platform fact files, a look at India’s Tejas light combat aircraft, a review of remaining Su-22 ‘Fitters’, a report from the ‘Sentry Savannah’ fighter pilot camp plus a comprehensive report on the USAF’s RC-135 force.

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