Aero Australia issue 37
Aero Australia issue 37 cover

Articles – issue 37


RAAF Air Power: The RAAF’s combat force, now and in the future. p 18

Zero: Japan’s most famous fighter of World War II from inception to demise. p 26

Boeing 787: Boeing’s latest airliner brought up to date in a chronological history. p 38

The Need for Speed: Compound helicopters and tiltrotors, designed to go faster. p 46

The US Army Air Forces: How the Americans organised their air power in World War II. p 50

Goodbye Herc ‘Hotel’: The C-130H Hercules bows out of RAAF services after 34 years. p 58

MU-2 – The ‘Rice Rocket’: The story of Mitsubishi’s successful corporate and utility turboprop. p 64

Skywarriors: Sqn Ldr Ian McRitchie  The Mosquito Master. p 70

Mini Profiles: A bigger baby bear, a pair of twin tails and a Russian ‘classic’. p 76


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor on a classic bizjet, European non-unification and being not wanted. p 5

AeroGrammes: Bits and pieces of news and information from around the aviation world. p 6

Movements: Some aircraft spotted around the traps over the last few months. p 14

Aero Album: A double dose of nostalgia: Uncle Sam comes a-visiting in the 1960s and ’70s; and a trip back in time when Hong Kong had a real airport!. p 82

Aero Models: Boats with wings or wings with boat hulls, depending on how you look at it. p 90

Book Reviews: A couple of titles to keep you informed and entertained over this holiday season. p 96

Safe Flight: A life-long love affair ends in tragedy. p 97