Pinky bows out

A special Royal Air Force Tornado GR4, painted in ‘desert pink’ colours as a tribute to Operation Granby in 1991, has been retired as the type enters its final chapter in service, as Rich Cooper reports.

Loki’s guardians

Earlier this year the Royal Canadian Air Force deployed six CF-188 Hornets to Keflavík as part of Operation Reassurance/Air Task Force-Iceland. Martin Scharenborg and Ramon Wenink were there.

Couteau Delta

P Olivier and J Lemoigne chart the establishment of the French Air Force’s latest display team – Couteau Delta.

Freedom at work
In the wake of the first US kill of a manned aircraft since Operation Allied Force in 1999, AFM went aboard USS George H W Bush to hear an account of the shootdown.

Black Sea defenders
NATO has responded to increased Russian military air activity over the Black Sea by reinforcing Romanian Air Force LanceRs with RAF Typhoons, as Liviu Dnistran discovers.

Israeli Fight Test Center
The Israeli Fight Test Center begins a new series of features examining military flight test establishments. Noam Menashe obtains an insight into this secretive unit.


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