Welcome to the Latest Issue of Combat Aircraft

Issue Cover

America’s best-selling military aviation magazine

Key.Aero subscribers can read the full issue here in page-turning PDF format or as individual features re-edited to suit the digital world.

Read PDF Issues Ways to Buy

 

Articles from the latest issue in digital format

News Premium

In photos: Legacy Hornets from USMC’s VMFA-323 deploy to Poland

Ten US Marine Corps (USMC)-operated F/A-18C Hornets – assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VMFA-323) ‘Death Rattlers’ arrived in Europe on June 8 for an operational deployment.

Feature Premium

A behind the scenes view of US Navy Adversary Squadron: VFC-111 'Sundowners'

Combat Aircraft Journal visits the US Navy’s VFC-111 ‘Sun Downers’ at its Naval Air Station Key West home

Feature Premium

REPORT: Outlining the operational readiness of Iran's air force

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the negative impact of Islamization on the operational readiness of the Iranian Air Force

Feature Premium

60 years of Special Mission USAF C-135

Combat Aircraft Journal celebrates the ageing special mission Boeing C-135s, with many reaching 60 years since they were built

Feature Premium

The USMC's AV-8B Harrier II Fleet Replacement Detachment at NAF El Centro

Despite the diminishing use of Harriers, the USMC still needs new pilots. For this, a Fleet Replacement Detachment at NAF El Centro in California provides specific conditions for weapons training, as Combat Aircraft Journal discovers

Feature Premium

The USAF HH-60W Jolly Green II at Moody AFB

Combat Aircraft Journal visits Moody AFB, Georgia, to catch up with the latest USAF platform that could be needed one day to go behind enemy lines – the HH-60W Whiskey

Feature Premium

What is the real TOPGUN like?

The long-awaited sequel to the movie Top Gun will be a Hollywood depiction of what happens at the US Navy Fighter Weapons School. Jamie Hunter and Richard Collens tell the story of the real TOPGUN — a school of combat excellence in the high desert

Feature Premium

TOPGUN through the ages

The US Navy’s TOPGUN fighter weapons school is marking 50 years of training. Combat Aircraft charts its history and success and finds a center of excellence that is adapting for the future.

Feature Premium

A look into Italy's Suppression of Enemy Air Defence Unit: 155 Gruppo

Combat Aircraft Journal recently visited Ghedi Air Base, home to the Italian Air Force’s 155° Gruppo Electronic Warfare Tactical Suppression (ETS), to learn how the Tornado ECR and F-35A Lightning II are training for dangerous enemy radar destruction missions

Going head-to-head — a TOPGUN F-14A (BuNo 162591) and a visiting VF-32 F-14B (BuNo 161608) and crew merge during high-aspect basic fighter maneuvers (BFM) in 2002. Ted Carlson/Fotodynamics Feature Premium

Tomcats of TOPGUN

Inextricably linked to the Navy Fighter Weapons School thanks to the hit movie Top Gun released in the spring of 1986, the F-14 Tomcat came to symbolize the very best of US naval fighter aviation throughout the jet’s three decades of fleet service

Each issue in page-turning PDF format

Feature Premium

Combat Aircraft Journal April 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Feature Premium

Combat Aircraft Journal March 2021

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal March 2021

Feature Premium

Combat Aircraft Journal February 2021

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal February 2021

View all PDF Issues