Israeli Mirage III and Nesher Aces

Israeli Mirage III and Nesher Aces

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Military History
Paperback Published on: 18/02/2004
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Synopsis

Israeli 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.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781841766539
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Weight: 372g
  • Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 7 mm

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