Latest Issue: Stealth
Stealth revolutionised the way air wars are fought. It was developed in the ‘deep black world’ where security passes, retina eye scanners and ID cards are a way of life for those who create, test and fly these classified aircraft in remote sites. Often the jets only break cover when their unique capabilities are required in combat or for a particular high-risk mission.
This 100-page special publication, from the team behind AirForces Monthly magazine, examines the operational missions of such types as the Lockheed Martin’s F-117, Northrop Grumman’s B-2 Spirit, and the next generation of ‘stealthy’ aircraft such as Lockheed Martin’s F-22A Raptor. All of these aircraft have been in combat – how effective were they? This unique ‘declassified’ reference guide provides full briefings on
the operational missions flown by these cutting-edge aircraft.
Stealth Fighter Combat Operations
Tom Kaminski provides an overview of combat operations for the world’s first stealth fighter, the F-117 Nighthawk.
Raptor Goes to War
Tim Ripley looks at the combat debut of the F-22A Raptor in the war against Daesh in Syria and Iraq.
Russian Stealth Technologies
Alexander Mladenov outlines the latest Russian stealth developments, including the much-debated fifth generation T-50 fighter programme.
The Spirit of Stealth
Tom Kaminski examines the continued service of Northrop Grumman’s B-2A Spirit – and the rolling upgrades helping to keep the aircraft at the top of its game.
Monsters from the East
AFM’s Glenn Sands reports on China’s emerging fifth-generation stealth fighter, the J-20 Mighty Dragon. And Jon Lake examines the secretive development of the FC-31