In this 22nd issue, the quarterly magazine “Avions de combat” takes a look at the French Air and Space Force’s presence in Africa; more specifically, Djibouti.
On the release of the March-April-May 2022 issue, it would be an understatement to say that Dassault features front and center in the content compiled by the “Avions de combat” magazine’s editorial team! Readers are invited to go behind the scenes at Djibouti Air Force Base “188” in a lengthy feature set in the Horn of Africa. That is where the fighter squadron 3/11 Corse is stationed, operating onboard the Mirage 2000-5. The magazine also looks back at the “power projection mission” Shikra, which took place in January 2022 in this region of the African continent.
Also in store: a look at the Rafale transformation squadron, based in Saint-Dizier, whose mission is to train pilots on the Rafale B. Other aircraft featuring in this fine issue include the DH Sea Vixen (a British two-seater operated by the Royal Air Force between 1959 and the 1970s), as well as the Panavia Tornado, a model designed in Europe during the 1970s and which still operates today, serving the German and Italian armies.
Piled together in this issue, readers will also enjoy an interview with a member of the Air Force who was sent to Tyndall Air Force Base (Florida, US), and in the model aircraft section, the Tornado GR1, the MV-22 Osprey and the Kaman Seasprite. Not to mention the magazine’s other regular features. Enjoy the read!
Magazine. “Avions de combat” #22. March-April-Mai 2022. Editions Heimdal.