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Latest Issue: November 2016

In the November issue of AirForces Monthly (AFM) we look at how the US Marine Corps is developing a war role for its F/A-18D Hornets. In this two-part feature Doug Glover, a former WSO outlines the action the jets have already seen and how new roles are being introduced to this underrated, yet highly-capable jet.

Regular AFM contributor Tim Ripley assess how RAF airpower is coping with Operation Shader after two years of strikes, and what support the UK is offering the Coalition against Daesh in Syria and Iraq.

Joe Copalman ventured out into the Arizona desert to report on the training being undertaken by 847 Naval Air Squadron with its new Wildcat AH1 Battlefield Reconnaissance Helicopters.

Alan Warnes looks at the changing fortunes of Prague-based Aero Vodochody and describes its new L-39NG.

The Polish Air Force finds itself operating a mix of Eastern and Western fighters at present, with Su-22s flying alongside F-16s. Filip Modrzejewski provides a report along with stunning air-to-air images.
AFM’s survey series continues, with a look at Europe’s military transport fleet detailing which nations are operating the latest types and which now need to upgrade.

Our Force Report by Marco Dijkshoorn and Dirk Jan de Ridder examines Turkey’s Army Aviation Command. The author’s exclusive visit occurred just weeks before the attempted coup in the country.

As always, AFM’s Dave Allport brings you the latest military aviation news and attrition reports.