Iranian F-14 Tomcat Units in Combat cover
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So formidable an opponent did the Iraqi airforce consider the F-14 that during the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction/The Requirement/The First Kills/Three-to-One!/Combat Continues/Crippling the Weasel/The Fog of Disinformation/Appendices

Product details

Published Sep 23 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841767871
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 84 b/w; 45 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 49
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Tom Cooper

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