Air War in the Gulf 1991 cover
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In August 1990 Saddam Hussein's Iraqi forces invaded and occupied the small Arab state of Kuwait. This book analyses the ensuing Gulf War (16 January - 28 February 1991) - a war fought to expel Iraq and restore Kuwaiti independence if not, as one British MP tartly observed, to defend democracy. The allies under General Schwarzkopf launched five weeks of air attacks, deploying 1,800 technologically highly advanced aircraft from the US, British, French and Saudi air forces. Many of these machines, including the British Tornadoes and US F-117A Stealth fighters, had never before engaged in combat, and their combined assault, watched by millions on TV, combined impressive accuracy with firepower to which the Iraqi forces had no answer.

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Iraq's invasion of Kuwait/UN Coalition and pre-war developments/High-tech Air War/Analysis/Aftermath

Product details

Published Sep 25 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841762951
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 73 b/w; 27 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 27
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Rolfe

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