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Inside Boeing's big push to sell F/A-18 Super Hornets to India

Khalem Chapman explores Boeing’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block III offering to the Indian Navy as it looks to further modernize its carrier-based fighter fleet

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Fledging Flyr: A unique low-cost carrier

Tom Batchelor meets Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid, CEO of new Norwegian carrier Flyr, to learn more about taking a different approach to running a low-cost airline.

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ONBOARD REPORT: Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330neo flight review

There was plenty of fanfare to accompany Virgin Atlantic’s Airbus A330neo launch to Tampa on November 2. Airliner World editor Craig West sends us this special report from 35,000ft above the Atlantic, enroute to the Sunshine State.

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Gods of War: Exploring the operations of a Greek F-4 Phantom II unit

After almost 50 years in service Greece’s F-4 Phantoms have achieved almost mythical status. Combat Aircraft Journal  looks at the operations of the Hellenic Air Force’s 338 Squadron

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Aeroplane Database: de Havilland's elegant DH114 Heron

An in-depth look at one of the smallest four-engined airliners

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Preparing combat units for battle at the US Army National Training Center

The 2916th Aviation Battalion ‘Raptors’ at the US Army National Training Center plays a vital role in preparing combat units for battle. Combat Aircraft Journal visited the unit at Fort Irwin to highlight the battalion’s versatile yet unique task

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Refuelling with the 'Rangers': Behind-the-scenes with the USMC's VMGR-234

As one of two reserve Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadrons within the US Marine Corps, the VMGR-234 ‘Rangers’ play a full part in tactical air duties. Combat Aircraft Journal visited the unit and spoke with its former commanding officer.

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Luftwaffe's legendary surprise raid on Asch

Thomas McKelvey Cleaver describes the remarkable 45-minute skirmish over Asch – perhaps the wildest fight for any Eighth Air Force fighter unit

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Remembering the ‘Knights of the Sky’

Recreating an historical aerial battle in modern times has been the mission of two World War One Aviation Heritage Trust pilots. Darren Harbar meets them and looks into the scenarios they have moulded into an airshow act…

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What will the USAF's bomber fleet look like after the B-21's introduction?

As the USAF announced the much anticipated date, David Axe reports on the upcoming Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider reveal.