In its February-March issue, “Air Fan” magazine reviews the missiles used by the French Air and Space Force, pays a heartfelt tribute to Chuck Yeager and takes a look at a second life for Mirage F1 aircraft.
Since 1978, and despite a recent interruption to its circulation, the magazine for military aviation fans reports on the best of the subject matter, with the aim of offering top-quality photos of aircraft.
In its 472 issue, “Air Fan” does not break away from its aesthetic principles, with the same high-end visuals as ever. The February-March 2021 issue features a number of major reports, including a feature about interception, close combat and self-protection missiles (MICA – missiles d’interception, de combat et d’auto-défense). These have a range of 500 meters to 80 kilometers, and equip the Mirage 2000 and Rafale, among others.
Also on the agenda is a tribute to the American Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, who passed away in early December 2020. This issue also features an article on the second life of Mirage F1 aircraft with Draken International, an American supplier of military training aircraft.
In no particular order of importance, we could also mention a feature focusing on 50 years of flight by the F-14 Tomcat, still used by the Iranian Army, feedback on a joint exercise between French and Spanish forces in the Canary Islands, as well as a close look at the Canadian Army’s equipment. Not to mention the regular features, such as the book section and aviation jokes. With visuals, technology, history, humor and more, this is a real magazine for fans!
Magazine. “Air Fan, #472”. February-March 2021.