USAF at 70

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Since it was formed in 1947 the United States Air Force has been involved in a myriad of missions and achieved many notable firsts.

USAF at 70 – Seven Decades of the United States Air Force is a 100-page special publication marking the seventieth anniversary of one of the world’s foremost air arms.

Features include:

F-82 Twin Mustangs over Korea – Warren Thompson discusses the role of the legendary night fighter and looks at the USAF’s first aerial kills
Operation Baby Lift – One of the USAF’s most famous humanitarian missions saw more than 10,000 babies and infants evacuated from Vietnam in a matter of days
Thunderbirds – The USAF’s display team has flown a variety of jet fighters and trainers. Steve Bridgewater looks at the history of one of the world’s best loved formation teams.
Flying the Aardvark – We learn what it was it like to fly the swing-wing, supersonic attack bomber from British bases during the height of the Cold War
Bear Hunting Raptors – Dr Dave Sloggett discusses the recent increase in Tu-95 Bear probing flights in the airspace around Alaska and the USAF F-22 Raptor’s role in defending the frozen north.
PLUS – American Air Museum in Britain, the USAF’s Heavy Lifters, Electronic Warfare in Europe, Special Ops, the history of the USAF Bomber, Operation Eagle Claw and much more.
Special magazine, 100 Pages


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