Magazines: The Big Sky Beat

Covering the Moscow air show last month, most of the Western press reported that Russia had unveiled six new military aircraft—not a remarkable showing. U.S. and British intelligence made the same estimate. But in 35 pages of text and photos, McGraw Hill's Aviation Week & Space Technology proved them all wrong. The magazine's eagle-eyed reporters had spotted twelve new Soviet planes, some of them comparing favorably with U.S. models. The findings led Editor in Chief Robert B. Hotz to warn that the Soviets are "devoting an increasingly large effort to developing hardware...

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