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January 1980

  • Gun Camera, Destruction Of The Luftwaffe As Seen From
    Behind The Tracer Stream
  • F-100D Super Sabre
  • Legend of the Lost, Graveyards Of WW II Aviation
  • Curtiss SB2C-1 Helldiver
  • The Southern Cross, Kingsford-Smith’s Ageless Fokker Triplane

February 1980

  • Eagle & The Turtle, Exploring Antarctica in A Staggerwing Beech
  • Big Bluff Buff (Boeing B-52 Stratofortress)
  • Bomber Command, Night Raid To Stuttgart
  • Mighty Mites, Part I (1947 Goodyear Midgets)

March 1980

  • Typhoon, Tornado, Tempest
  • F-86F Sabres
  • Hunter / Killer (Grumman AF-2S Guardian)
  • Sky Soldiers, Vietnam War As Seen From Cockpit Of A Bell UH-1 Gunship!

April 1980

  • Watch on the Rhine, Hitler’s “Fortress Europa”
  • Return of the Swallow (Messerschmitt Me-262 Jet)
  • Night Spectre (Lockheed C-130 Gunship)
  • Fairey Aviation’s Forgotten Long-Distance Monoplane

May 1980

  • Autobahn Air Force
  • It’s Witchcraft, McDonnell’s F-101 Voodoo
  • Bill Lambert, America’s Forgotten Ace
  • Mighty Mites, Part II

June 1980

  • Wonder Weapons of the Luftwaffe
  • Double or Nothing! (Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning)
  • Valiant as in V-Bomber (Vickers Valiant)
  • Russian Refugees

July 1980

  • Double or Nothing! Part II (Lockheed P-58 Chain Lightning)
  • Vulcan’s Forge, RAF’s Delta-Winged Bomber
  • Mit Luftpost, Seaplane Mail Delivery

August 1980

  • Nieuport’s 1.5 Winged Fighter (F4B/P-12)
  • Flying Guns, Manned Aerial Weapons & Gun Turrets
  • V for Victor (Handley Page Victor Bomber)
  • Curtiss SBC-4s
  • Farewell to the Hughes Flying Boat?

September 1980

  • Boeing’s Forgotten Fortress (B-17 and XB-38 testbed)
  • Old Ironsides (Ju 52)
  • Ghosts of the RAF
  • Mighty Mites, Part III

October 1980

  • Old Ironsides, Part II (Ju 52)
  • Eagles of the Sea (Combat Carrier Aircraft 1930-1945)
  • The Great SB2C Helldiver Scandal
  • Vought SB2U Vindicators

November 1980

  • Douglas Aircraft’s B-23 Dragon
  • Lockheed Electra
  • Lockheed A29 Hudson
  • FW-200 Condor – Scourge of the Atlantic

December 1980

  • Battle of Britain, Luftwaffe vs. RAF
  • Men in the Oxygen Masks
  • That Damnable DH-4, Part II
  • Sky Salon, One Look at the Aviation Artist

January 1981

  • Wild Weasel Thuds in Vietnam
  • DC-3 Goes To War
  • Vigilante, The Navy’s Last Heavyweight

February 1981

  • Israel’s 1948 Three Bomber Air Force
  • Northrop’s Forgotten Floatplane, the N-3PB
  • Douglas C-47 Gooney Bird Markings

March 1981

  • Lockheed’s XF-90 Penetration Fighter
  • Messerschmitt Me-323 Flying Behemoth
  • Vickers Wellesley Basketweave Bomber

April 1981

  • Lockheed XF-90 Long Range Fighter, Part II
  • Sikorsky S-55 Helicopter
  • Douglas XO2D-1 Scout/Observation Floatplane

May 1981

  • Northrop’s F-89 Scorpion Long Range Interceptor

June 1981

  • Convair F-105 Delta Dart
  • Japan’s DC-4 Bomber

July 1981

  • Boeing’s B-29 vs. Nakajima’s G8N “Rita” Super Bomber Square-Off
  • Hap Arnold and the Great Production Battle of Wichita
  • Nostalgic Look at the Mighty 8th’s Fighters

August 1981

  • Complete Story of the Boeing B-47
  • True Story Of Mussolini’s Bogus Tactical Air Force

September 1981

  • The Last Corsair, Restoring An F4U For The Ages
  • The Nine Day Wonders, Overnight Assembly of America’s WW II Glider Training Fleet
  • How Lockheed’s XC-35 Unlocked The Mysteries Of High Altitude Pressurization
  • “Leave It To Beaver!”, A Rugged Bush Plane Joins The Service

October 1981

  • Blakesleewaffe, A Pictorial History Of The 4th Fighter Group’s Top-Scoring Fighter
  • Combat Flying The Martin 8-26 In The Unsung Airwar Over The Mediterranean And Southern Europe
  • The XP-41, Granddaddy Of The P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Demons By The Dozen, The Curtiss Lightweight Fighters And The Great Export Wars Of The Thirties

November 1981

  • The Lindbergh Kill, Combat Flying With The “Lone Eagle” In The Pacific
  • Grumman OV-1 Mohawk, The U.S. Army’s First STOL Tactical/Reconnaissance Jack-Of-All-Trades
  • France’s Flying Banana
  • To Hell In A Halifax, RAF Bomber Command’s Number Two Punch

December 1981

  • “Mossie”, The RAF’s Immortal Mosquito Bomber
  • The Fable of Able Mable, Martin’s AM-Mauler
  • The Sky Pirate of El Segundo

January 1982

  • Secret Nazi Weapons
  • Bell XP-83
  • Last of the Fighting Fokkers
  • T-6 Memorabilia

February 1982

  • P-51 Mustang in Korea
  • Focke Wulf WWII Fighter

March 1982

  • Allied Planes flown by the Luftwaffe
  • Boeing’s Mighty B-52

April 1982

  • Helldivers of the Navy
  • Bell X-1 Rocket Planes
  • Luftwaffe’s Stork
  • FW-189 Reconnaissance Aircraft

May 1982

  • Aerial Warfare of the Future
  • Top Gun school of Dogfighting
  • Italy’s Cant Bombers

June 1982

  • Secret Japanese Air Force
  • Air War over Vietnam
  • Airborne Artillery – The Side Firing French “75”

July 1982

  • Japan’s Secret WWII Air Forces
  • Junkers JU-88 Combat Aircraft

August 1982

  • Firefox – Hollywood’s Mach 6 Interceptor
  • The JU-88, 188, 288, and 388 Nightfighters
  • Last flight of the B-57 Canberra

September 1982

  • F-86 in Korea
  • DC-2 Bombers
  • Arado 234 Jet Bomber

October 1982

  • F6F Hellcat
  • American Combat Planes in Spain
  • Grumman Dolfin and Vultee V-1-A vs. Me-109

November 1982

  • Douglas’s Forgotten Dolphin
  • Italy’s Schneider Cup Seaplane
  • MiG 1 – First of the Mikoyan and Gurevich Line
  • DeHavilland Mosquito

December 1982

  • Hughes Flying Boat Photos
  • Alexander Kartveli, Designer of the P-35, P-47, P-84, and F-105
  • Soviet Tank Killers of WWII

January 1983

  • Marine Aviation – Future of Close Support
  • Skyhawks, Phantoms, Intruders, Prowlers, Helicopter Gunships, and Harriers

February 1983

  • Messerschmitt’s Flying Fiasco – The Me-210/410 Hornet
  • Mig-15 Fagot to MiG-27 Flogger
  • How Aeronica, Piper, and Taylorcraft joined the US Army

March 1983

  • Pitcairn Autogiro – King of the Whirling Blades
  • The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk Story

April 1983

  • P-40 Warhawk Story, Part II
  • Farewell to the F-105 Thunderchief
  • The Disastrous Dole Derby

May 1983

  • Last of the P-40 Line
  • Four Decades of Jet Trainers, from T-33 to T-46
  • Red Bomber Mainstays 1935 to 1945

June 1983

  • The U-2 – Kelly Johnson’s High Flying Ghost
  • Mysterious X-19, Curtiss Wright’s Last Airplane

July 1983

  • Great U-2 Spy Flights, How Francis Gary Powers was Shot Down
  • The Underrated Polish Air Force of 1939

August 1983

  • F-82 Terror Twin Mustang in Korea
  • Saga of the Sea Dart
  • Blohm and Voss’ “Flying Hamburgers”

September 1983

  • 70 Years of War and Peace, The Guard Soldiers
  • Douglas X-3 Supersonic Stiletto
  • Blohm & Voss’ “Flying Hamburgers” Part II

October 1983

  • McDonnell’s F-101 Voodoo
  • Claire Chennault and the Air War over China in the 1930s
  • Ilyushin’s Il-28 Medium Jet Bomber
  • Saga of the Last Two-Place Seversky Swedish Fighter

November 1983

  • Vought F-7U Cutlass
  • Italy’s C.R.32 Mercenary Scourge of the Spanish Civil War
  • Czech Avia – World’s Fastest Biplane Fighter with Detailed Plans

December 1983

  • WWI Special Collector’s Edition
  • Planes, Aces, and Weaponry of the First Great Air War

January 1984

  • Super Secret B-17
  • SAM Slayers and Wild Weasels
  • Are Iron Bomb Haulers Extinct?
  • Notes from a Thud Driver’s Logbook

February 1984

  • Focke-Wulf 190 Restoration
  • Army Air Corps Gallery 1938-1941
  • Making the “Right Stuff”
  • Submarine Launched Aircraft

March 1984

  • Moelders vs. Milan – Dogfight of the Century
  • Ryan’s X-13 – The Unknown VTOL Vertijet
  • F-84 in Korea – Exclusive Color Photos

April 1984

  • Does Air Superiority Have a Future?
  • The Forgotten TS-1 – The Fleet’s First Fighter
  • Lockheed Hudson – Stop Gap Bomber

May 1984

  • Special Jet Gallery
  • Gil Bright – A Fighter Pilot’s Odyssey
  • Lockheed Hudson Story – Part II
  • 40th Anniversary of the Navy’s Fighter Bombers

June 1984

  • The F-106 Bows Out
  • Grumman’s F-11F – The Reluctant Tiger
  • The DC-3/C-47 in Foreign Service

July 1984

  • Return of the Thunderbirds
  • Vought’s XC-142 and the Origin of VTOL Flight
  • Ernst Heinkel and his Empire

August 1984

  • F/A-18 Hornet Special Edition

September 1984

  • Flying the French Jaguar
  • Heinkel and the Hitler-Era Fighters
  • Air Racing in the Thirties, Tony Levier interview

October 1984

  • Ready Alert with the Michigan Air Guard
  • More Air Racing with Tony Levier
  • P-61 Black Widow over China

November 1984

  • Airborne Early Warning System from the F-15 Eagle
  • Lavochkin Lagg, Soviet Russia’s Best WWII Fighter
  • Great Days of the Cleveland Air Races
  • Part III of the Tony Levier Story

December 1984

  • Boeing’s Lone Ranger – Last of the Fleet’s Big Flying Boats
  • The Martin-Baker Fighter
  • 1939 Thompson Trophy Story
  • Tony Levier Story Conclusion

January 1985

  • McDonnell F-85 “Goblin” – Fighter on a Trapeze
  • F-14 to F-20, Handicapping the Best of the West
  • Today’s Combat Fighters, Rules of the Dogfight
  • Hollywood’s Wartime Flying Films

February 1985

  • Messerschmitt Me-110 Nightfighter
  • B-24 Liberator Gallery
  • Catapult-Launched Curtis Seagulls, Seamews, and Seahawks

March 1985

  • Lockheed F-80 over Korea
  • Vultee Vanguard – Fighter Nobody Wanted
  • Memoirs of a WWII Bombardier

April 1985

  • Great Brewster Monoplane Blunders
  • Dive Bombers, Scout Bombers, and the Rise of Carrier Aviation
  • Flying the Vigilante over Vietnam – Memoirs of a Radar Attack Officer
  • Why the Italian Air Force Collapsed in WWII

May 1985

  • B-52 Low Level Mission – Nuclear Knockout from 200 Feet
  • Wartime Collapse of Curtiss Aircraft

June 1985

  • Handicapping the Combat Aircraft of the Great Pacific
  • Special Color Section – Corsairs, Hellcats, Avengers, and Dauntlesses
  • The End for Curtiss Aircraft, Part II

July 1985

  • The P-51 Mustang Story
  • Rare Wartime Color Photos and Complete Coverage

August 1985

  • William Tell 1984 Special Report – Air to Air Weapons Meet
  • From Lifting Body to Space Shuttle, The Theory of Unpowered Flight
  • Lockheed Vega’s Unique Unitwin – Two Decades Ahead of its Time!

September 1985

  • On the Warpath with the Air Apaches
  • Vultee’s Vengeance – End of the Dive Bomber Line
  • Douglas Sky Scorchers – Skystreak and Skyrocket

October 1985

  • Resurrecting the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
  • Desert Ace Hans Marseille
  • Flying the Vultee Vengeance in Combat

November 1985

  • Flying an Aerial Refueling Mission
  • Mystery of the Northrop 3A and Vought 143
  • British Nimrod from Comet Airliner to Airborne Early Warning Snooper

December 1985

  • The Fabulous Phantom – Special Edition
  • Exclusive Color Photos, Cutaway Design, Construction, and Systems

January 1986

  • Swordfish, Spectacular WWII Victories
  • Douglas F3D Skyknight
  • Lockheed XFV and Convair XFY VTOL Aircraft

February 1986

  • North American XB-70 Valkyrie
  • Northrop’s YB-49 Flying Wing

March 1986

  • B-1 Bomber Special Edition

April 1986

  • 21st Century Carriers, Aircraft, and Strategy
  • USS Constellation, Super Carrier at Sea!

May 1986

  • Grumman X-29 Forward Swept Wing Testbed
  • Kurt Buehligen, Luftwaffe Ace
  • F-86 Sabres and MiG-15s over Korea

June 1986

  • Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
  • Jimmy De Santo, Incredible Race Pilot
  • Douglas P-70 Night Hunter

July 1986

  • Vought A-7 Corsair II
  • WWII Canadian Aircraft
  • CF.24 Biplane’s Last Hurrah

August 1986

  • Epic Air Battle for Guadalcanal in WWII, August 1942 to March 1943

September 1986

  • Hawker Hurricane, Most Versatile RAF Fighter of WWII
  • Thunderceptor, Forerunner of Republic F-105 Thunderchief

October 1986

  • North American’s Venerable T-6
  • Lockheed A-12 / SR-71 Blackbird

November 1986

  • America’s Airborne Nuclear Arsenal, 1945 to Present
  • North American F-107 and F-108 Air Superiority Fighters
  • Artistry in the Air

December 1986

  • Martin’s Mighty P6M Flying Boat
  • The Thundering Texan T-6, Part II

January 1987

  • Fought’s Marauder Strikefighter
  • Great Pan-Am Clippers, Sikorsky S-42, Martin M-130, and Boeing 314
  • Aerial Refueling with the Air National Guard

February 1987

  • Army Air Corps Special Edition 1920-1940
  • Biplanes to Monoplanes
  • Air Service to the World’s Greatest Air Force

March 1987

  • Convair’s B-36 “Aluminum Overcast”
  • MiG-29 Fulcrum
  • Canadian CF-18 Hornet

April 1987

  • Advanced Tactical Fighter
  • WWII Luftwaffe Legends
  • Ryan S-T Sportsplane

May 1987

  • America’s Suicide Squadrons
  • Carrier Borne, Part I
  • First Flying Saucer, Vought’s XF5U

June 1987

  • Carrier Borne, Part II
  • EF-111 Radar Jammers

July 1987

  • The P-51 Mustang Story
  • Rare Wartime Color Photos and Complete Coverage

August 1987

  • Vought’s F-8 Crusader Special Edition

September 1987

  • Turkey Shoot, Greatest Carrier Air Battle
  • “Black Men” of Daimler-Benz, Luftwaffe Maintenance in WWII

October 1987

  • Bell’s P-59A Airacomet
  • F-106 Delta Dart
  • Convair XP-81

November 1987

  • America’s Army Air Corps
  • F8F Bearcat

December 1987

  • Sweden’s SAAB Viggen
  • Ryan S-C Sportsplane

January 1988

  • The DeHavilland Mosquito in Combat, WWII’s Most Versatile Warplane
  • Chance-Vought & The Fleet’s First Dive Bombers, From O2U to SBU

February 1988

  • Mike Machat flies a combat intercept mission in an F-15
  • Vought SB2U Vindicator, Monoplane Dive Bomber comes of age

March 1988

  • Fifty years in a Flying Fortress, Exclusive ferry flight across the Atlantic
  • The last great airlift flyoff, the Boeing YC-14 vs. Douglas YC-15… Result: Douglas C-17A

April 1988

  • Under cover of darkness, P-38 Nightfighters in Korea
  • Flying the Great Wall of China in a C-46 Commando
  • France’s Last Wooden Wonder, the Arsenal VG-33

May 1988

  • Air Defense And The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • A history of military air-to-air refueling
  • A P-38 Pursuit Pilot Remembers Combat In The Southwest Pacific

June 1988

  • Riding the Electric Jet, the F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • Burning Japan to the ground, the B-29 fire bomb raids of WWII

July 1988

  • Douglas A-3 Skywarrior, B-66 Destroyer
  • The Great Schneider Cup Races, Part 1

August 1988

  • The art of camouflage and how it works
  • The Schneider Cup Races, Part 2
  • Flying the F-15 of 1947

September 1988

  • Flying an F-111 at Red Flag
  • A squadron commanders look at the Libyan destroyer
  • Dueling at high speed, Schneider Cup glory years

October 1988

  • Douglas AD Skyraider
  • A quarter century of combat
  • Penetrating Soviet air space, XF-88, XF-90, XF-93

November 1988

  • Luftwaffe Special Edition
  • From Blitzkrieg over Poland to bomber defense over Berlin
  • The rise and fall of Nazi Germany’s air arm
  • Me-109, Me-262, Ju-87, Do-335, Fw-190, He-111, Me-163, Ju-52, Ju-88, Do-217, He-219, He-177

December 1988

  • Northrop’s top secret flying wing interceptor, the XP-56 Black Bullet
  • Mission from Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Air defense, the new Air Guard mission

January 1989

  • Top Gun at Twenty
  • The Real Stuff for the Right Stuff
  • Flying the operational B-1B

February 1989

  • Test Flying the XF3F-1
  • Last of the Fleet’s Biplane Flyers
  • RAF Fighter Command’s Losing Strategy for the Battle of France

March 1989

  • Neptune’s Kingdom, Antisubmarine Warfare in Lockheed’s P2V

April 1989

  • Farewell to the Phantom MiG Killers
  • Westland Whirlwind, Hawker Typhoon, Bristol Beaufighter
  • Bert Stiles’ Serenade to the Flying Fortress

May 1989

  • Shoo, Shoo, Shoo Baby, A Classic B-17 Restored
  • Tilt-Rotor and the V-22 Osprey

June 1989

  • V-22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor King
  • Arado 234 Blitz Bomber
  • RAF Bomber Command, The Great Firestorm Raids

July 1989

  • A-10 Close Support
  • Dyna-Soar – Also Ran in the Race for Space
  • Navy Wings of Gold

August 1989

  • Can the V-22 Osprey be Rescued from Oblivion?
  • Northrop Light Brigade – T-38, F-5, and F-20

September 1989

  • Hawker’s Classic Hunter
  • Airmail Veteran of the 1920s
  • Sky Pirates, F4U Corsair Aces

October 1989

  • Night Prowlers
  • Marine Nightfighters in Korea – F7F, F3D, F4U

November 1989

  • Story of the Douglas A-26 Invader
  • Dogfighting to Air Defense, Low Level Ground Support in the F-16

December 1989

  • The Great F-20 Scandal
  • Training the Assault Glider Pilots of WWII