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- Jul 24, 2011
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I'm looking for copies of an article from an issue of AW&ST from either 1978 or 1979, I think December, maybe the 17th or 18th. It's on "Soviet Union to Field 3 New Fighters" or something like that with artist concepts of the RAM-J, -K & -L, which were later the MiG-29 & Su-25 & -27. The concepts show them in flight & are among the earliest iterations showing the F-18ish MiG-29, the Su-25 with straight wings & fuselage mounted engines like the A-10 & what I call an enlarged, swing-wing F-18ish Su-27. I believe these are the basis (bases?) for the drawings in one of Bill Gunston's books on military a/c from the early '80s & their color profiles which already found here on SP. I had photcopies but they got wet & ruined & unsuable/unreadable. The local USG facility library had all of the AW&ST issues on microfilm but they deteriorated & were discarded a few years ago & my local library can't seem to get interlibrary loans any more. So, if anyone here could give me a hand it'd be appreciated. Also, there was a similar issue from late '83 or early '84 with sort of an update, but it included info on the MiG-31 & Tu-160. I'm surprised AW&ST doesn't have a set-up similar to Flight Int. or back issues on CD. Thanks for the read & any help.