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Israeli Mirage III and Nesher Aces : Aircraft of the Aces - Styling

Israeli Mirage III and Nesher Aces

Aircraft of the Aces

By: Styling


Published: 25th February 2004
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Israeli delta fighter pilots have been credited with almost 300 kills between 1966 and 1974, and dozens of them became aces. Compared with the US air combat experience in Vietnam, the Israeli aerial kill exchange rate and overall air-to-air performance was phenomenal, even though their Arab opponents were usually flying the technically superior MiG-21. Although the Israeli pilots were strapped into Mach 2 fighters, their aircraft lacked any modern radar equipment, leaving them to conduct World War 2 dogfights in jet interceptors. In many cases they could actually see the faces of their opponents, and most engagements were a 'die or survive' struggle, as neither side had the combat edge to disengage at will. The combat careers of the Shahak (Mirage IIICJ) and IAI Nesher are detailed in this unique work, often by the men who 'made ace' in them. Supporting the text are over 100 photos, 40 profiles and detailed appendices. Book jacket.

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

ISBN: 9781841766539
ISBN-10: 1841766534
Series: Aircraft of the Aces
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 25th February 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 18.4  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1