Letter from the Editor – November 2020

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Dear Friends, Fans and Followers! The early November usually would be the time to talk about the recently concluded air show season, share our experiences from the visited events and making plans for the future. Regrettably, this year all is different… When our last editorial was issued, at the end of August, we really hoped

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McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II

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McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II, German Air Force (Luftwaffe) 38+13, from the Bundeswehr Technical and Airworthiness Centre for Aircraft (Wehrtechnische Dienststelle 61) in Manching, in the special ´Final Flight´ livery – ´Phantom Pharewell´ at Wittmundhafen, June 2013. The story of German Phantoms began in 1968, when the first batch of eighty-eight aircraft was ordered. They

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Barkhane, Serval, Newcombe – the little-known operations in Africa.

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The sad news about the mid-air collision of two French helicopters in Mali, killing thirteen, flashed around the world a few days ago. This tragedy, paradoxically, recalled the world about ´Operation Barkhane´, the French-led mission in Africa, which so far was overshadowed by other military conflicts and counter-terrorism operation. When we speak about the anti-jihadist

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