Israeli Mirage III and Nesher Aces by Shlomo AloniIsraeli Mirage III and Nesher Aces by Shlomo Aloni

Israeli Mirage III and Nesher Aces

byShlomo AloniIllustratorMark Styling

Paperback | February 25, 2004

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Israeli delta fighters pilots have been credited with almost 300 kills between 1966 and 1974, and dozens of them became aces. The Israeli aerial kill exchange 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. This book details their most signifcant engagements, many of which were essentially World War 2 style dogfights fought with jet aircraft. Because neither side had the combat edge to disengage at will most engagements were a life and death struggle and the introduction of air-to-air missiles and the Israeli Nesher was to prove decisive in this theatre.
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' (Fra...
Title:Israeli Mirage III and Nesher AcesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.87 × 7.24 × 0.24 inPublished:February 25, 2004Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841766534

ISBN - 13:9781841766539

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Table of Contents

Mach One Warfare/Six Day War/Attrition/The Soviets Intervene/Yom Kippur War/Epilogue/Appendices/Colour plate commentary/Index