Air

Fatal Contact

Issue Number: 5657

From the first day it arrived in Korean skies, the F-86 Sabre was the boss of the air war over that country. Only the Russian MIG-15 could come close, but it was still outclassed. Then without warning, entire formations of Sabres began to disappear without a trace. It was clear that they were being lost […]

The Kestrels

Issue Number: 5656

It’s said that the helicopter came of age as a weapon during the Vietnam War. Hauptmann Karl Enberg of the Luftwaffe’s Kestrel Staffel might dispute that, though. For, in the dying days of Germany’s Third Reich, he and his command of rotorcraft hammered British ground forces and ran rings around Allied fighter aircraft —despite the […]

Demon of Darkness

Issue Number: 5652

Twenty thousand feet up in the black void of the night over England. Nerves tense, mouth dry, hand clutching the control column, thumb hovering over the firing button, eyes straining out into the dark as the thundering engines pull you into the nothingness ahead of you. That’s what it’s like to be a night-fighter pilot… […]

Zero-Sum

Issue Number: 5647

In the distant future of the 23rd century, humankind is fighting a war for survival, locked in a struggle against a new kind of enemy —machines. Controlled by an artificial intelligence known as Zero-Sum, these war machines are dedicated to one purpose —the annihilation of the human race! The only thing that can stop Zero-Sum […]

The Lab Rat Club

Issue Number: 5645

Jim Cope was an excellent pilot —but a reckless one. He charged into dogfights headfirst without stopping to think about the consequences. This was doubly dangerous considering it was 1940, during the peak of the Battle of Britain!I t was inevitable that Jim’s luck would run out. After a disastrous sortie, he became trapped in […]

Beware Your Friends

Issue Number: 5644

It’s a dicey business attacking Nazi armoured columns. When you’re flying at 400 mph, hurtling over hedges and trees and dodging the flak, your reactions have to be lightning‑fast, your decisions made in split seconds. Danger is ever‑present, but there’s double danger when rockets and cannon shells start coming at you —fired from behind!   […]

Bombs Gone

Issue Number: 5638

The Japanese fighter screamed in to attack the Blenheim —but suddenly the bomber dodged aside, leaving the astounded Japanese pilot firing at thin air! At the controls of the British aircraft was Sergeant Ron Elliot, a natural pilot who was an ace whatever plane he was flying. The trouble was, he knew it. And his […]

Out of Sight

Issue Number: 5637

Edward Cuthbert-Powell and Archie Perkins may have been top of the class together at RAF Flying Training School, but the pair had little else in common. While Edward was loud and brash, Archie was quiet and a bit of a loner, much to the frustration of his classmate. When both are assigned to RAF Biggin […]