F-15C Eagle vs MiG-23/25 cover
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Designed following the relative poor performance of America's multi-role fighters during the Vietnam War, the F-15 Eagle was conceived as a dedicated air superiority fighter. But having trained for fifteen years in the Eagle, it wasn't Eastern Bloc-operated MiGs that the F-15 eventually came up against, but pilots of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi air force.

This book analyzes the combat between the American and Soviet "Cold War fighters" in a balanced and objective fashion, examining how the technical abilities of the aircraft combined with the different levels of training available to opposing pilots and ground crews allowed the F-15s to destroy the Iraqi offensive abilities within weeks of the start of the First Gulf War. Packed with artwork, illustrations, and photographs, this book places the reader in the cockpit during one of the last major dogfighting air wars in modern history.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /Design and Development /Technical Specifications/ The Strategic Situation /The Combatants /Combat /Statistics and Analysis /Aftermath /Further Reading /Index

Product details

Published Apr 19 2016
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472812704
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 35 b/w; 30 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Duel
Short code DUE 72
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Douglas C. Dildy

Douglas C. Dildy is a retired US Air Force colonel…

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Tom Cooper

Born in 1970, Tom Cooper is a native of Vienna,…

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Jim Laurier

Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives i…

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