Founded in 1948, the Israeli Air Force has seen involvement in some of the most dramatic and important conflicts of post-War history. In action during the 1956 Suez crisis, the Six Day War of 1967 and the Yom Kippur War of 1973, the Force continued to see active deployment right through to the 2006 Lebanon War and beyond into recent conflicts in Gaza. This is a timely release therefore, setting recent events in historical context, and illustrating these key operations with a range of impressive colour photographs, many of which have never been published before. Author
Don McCarthy is an established and well-respected aviation historian. Controversial contemporary conflicts between Israel, the Arab world and Iran make the publication of this record particularly pertinent, illustrating the history of these ongoing disputes and the conflicts that prefigured them. Included are images of iconic relics such as the historic Mirage and Skyhawk fighters, as well as photographs of modern craft such as F-15s and F-16s. This library of images work to paint an engaging history of the Force, a presence in the skies for sixty five years.
SWORD OF DAVID
Israel’s air force has been a decisive player in the many conflicts involving the country since its foundation in 1948. This history by aviation historian Don McCarthy is a most readable narrative of the IAF’s campaigns, its commanders, aircraft and structure. Arguably best book ever published on its subject.
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