Air International 1978-09
R.Baybrook - Combat Aircraft Spectrum
A Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II in an experimental USAF camouflage scheme.
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II
The McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle is an outstanding all-weather air-superiority fighter, the full development potential of which has probably still to be revealed.
The nine external store stations of the General Dynamics F-16A can carry over 10,000 lb (4 540 kg) of weapons with a full fuel load; here, 18 Mk-82 500-lb (227-kg) bombs are loaded.
General Dynamics F-16
McDonnell Douglas F-18
British Aerospace Harrier
The SEPECAT Jaguar has so far been sold to four air forces and has continuing export potential.
The Aermacchi MB-326, one of Italy's most successful exports
Dassault-Breguet Mirage 2000
Dassault-Breguet Mirage F1
Siai Marchetti SF 260
The swing-wing Tornado, in production for the armed forces of Britain, Germany and Italy, has extensive load-carrying capability on its wing and fuselage pylons as shown in this photograph.
Aermacchi MB 339
The Dassault-Breguet Alpha Jet, sold to six air forces as a trainer or light strike aircraft, is now beginning to appear in production form, with the first French, German (illustrated) and Belgian aircraft off the line.
Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet
The IA .58 Pucara, in production in Argentina for the Fuerza Aerea Argentina, appears to have export potential although no overseas sales have yet been concluded by FMA. The extensive weapon load options of the IA.58 are displayed in the photograph.
FMA IA.58 Pucara
The Beechcraft T-34C-1 Turbine Mentor is an armed version of the US Navy's new primary, already ordered by five other nations. The photograph shows T-34C-1s of the Moroccan Air Force, Ecuadorian Air Force and Peruvian Navy.
Beechcraft T-34C-1 Turbine Mentor
The Northrop F-18L (represented here by one of the YF-17 prototypes) is a contender for the Canadian Armed Forces New Fighter Aircraft programme. while the F-18 and A-18 versions are being developed by McDonnell Douglas for the US Navy and Marine Corps.
British Aerospace Hawk
Saab Supporter
The Pilatus PC-7 prototype as modified to represent the production configuration, now ordered by Burma, Bolivia and Mexico;
Pilatus PC-7
Siai Marchetti S 211
Mitsubishi F-1
CASA C-101 Aviojet
Rhein-Flugzeugbau ATI-2 Fantrainer D2
Northrop F-5E Tiger II
Example of primary trainer/club tourer types of aircraft that have been adapted to carry armament is provided by the SOCATA Rallye 235 (on photo, with representative loads that can be carried on the four wing pylons).
Example of primary trainer/club tourer types of aircraft that have been adapted to carry armament is provided by the British Aerospace Bulldog.
Siai Marchetti SM 1019