Israeli Mirage III and Nesher Aces

Israeli Mirage III and Nesher Aces

by Shlomo Aloni, Mark Styling
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782008514
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
12/18/2012
Series:
Aircraft of the Aces , #59
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
14 MB
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