Book - Iran-Iraq War in the Air 1980-1988




 
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August 22nd, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 

Topic: Book - Iran-Iraq War in the Air 1980-1988


http://www.acig.org/pg1/content.php

Iran-Iraq War in the Air 1980-1988 examines the role of airpower in the First Persian Gulf War (widely known as the Iran-Iraq War), which undoubtedly is one of most underestimated and under-researched events in the history of aerial warfare.

For their description of what happened in the air over Iran, Iraq, and the Persian Gulf during this long and bloody war, the authors made full use of their extensive years-long research, eyewitness encounters, and interviews with dozens of people directly involved, as well as recently declassified documents from around the world which appear within these pages for the first time. The balanced, exhaustive coverage describes and analyzes both the development of the Iranian and the Iraqi air forces, their involvement in combat operations, and engagements, while simultaneously discussing their organization and capabilities, their equipment, as well as the political situations affecting these two services, in detail.

Accessible yet professional, Iran-Iraq War in the Air 1980-1988 is filled with original, previously unpublished information of immense value, the lessons from which are as valid and important today as they were back then, and will be in the future. Up to 104 photographs (most never seen before), OrBATs, and maps are included. All of them have made this book a must for any serious military aviation and Middle East history researcher, as well as aviation enthusiasts and modelers.

August 22nd, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 

Topic: Iranian F-4 Phantom II Units in Combat


Iranian F-4 Phantom II Units in Combat



Different versions of the jet have provided the backbone of the frontline strength of the Iranian air force since the 1970s, and whole generations of Iranian pilots and ground personnel have been trained to fly and maintain them. Indeed, the type bore the brunt of active combat operations during the long war with Iraq. Iranian F-4 Phantom IIs were also some of best equipped examples ever exported by the USA. Some Iranian Phantom II pilots gathered immense experience on the type, flying it in combat for more than ten years. This book removes the veil of secrecy surrounding Iranian Phantom II operations since the war with Iraq.

http://www.ospreypublishing.com/titl...hp/title=S6585
August 22nd, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 

Topic: Iranian F-14 Tomcat Units In Combat


Iranian F-14 Tomcat Units In Combat



So formidable an opponent did the Iraqi airforce consider the F-14 that during the Iran-Iraq war, they ordered their pilots not to engage F-14s and the presence of one in an area was usually enough to empty it of Iraqi aircraft. Officially losses where tiny; only one F-14 was lost in aerial combat (to a MiG-21), one to a control problem and one downed by a ground-to-air missile. This book looks at the F-14’s Iranian combat history and includes first hand accounts from the pilots themselves. It will consider key engagements and the central figures involved, illustrating the realities, successes and failures of the Iranian air campaign.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846
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August 24th, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
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