Israeli Mirage III and Nescher Aces
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Israeli Mirage III and Nescher Aces by Shlomo Aloni
Book DescriptionIsraeli delta fighter pilots have been credited with almost 300 kills between 1966 and 1974, and dozens of them became aces. The Israeli aerial kill rate and overall air-to-air performance was phenomenal. Although the Israeli pilots were flying Mach 2 fighters, they lacked any modern radar equipment and their MiG-21 flying opponents should have had a performance edge over them. Engagements were essentially World War 2 style dogfights fought with jet aircraft and because neither side had the combat edge to disengage at will most engagements were a die or survive struggle. In this theatre the introduction of air-to-air missles and the Israeli nesher was to prove decisive. This book contains rare first-hand accounts from a number of the aces, plus material from combat reports which have remained classified since the 1970s.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841766539
(250mm x 190mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 18-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Shlomo Aloni
Israeli author Shlomo Aloni is a life-long student of Middle East air warfare in general and of the Israeli Air Force in particular. He is the Israeli correspondent for the magazines 'Air Forces Monthly' (UK) and 'Fuerza Aerea' (Spain). He is also a regular contributor to the a number of journals including: 'Le Fana de l'Aviation' (France), 'BIAF', 'Kne-Mida' (Israel), 'Avion Revue' (Spain), 'Air International', 'Fly Past' and 'Scale Aviation Modelling' (UK).
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