Israeli A-4 Skyhawk Units in Combat

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Israeli A-4 Skyhawk Units in Combat

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The light and agile A-4 Skyhawk was the first modern American jet to be offered to the Israeli Air Force, marking the point where the US took over from France as Israel's chief military supplier. Deliveries began too late for the A-4 to fight in the Six-Day War (1967), but it soon formed the backbone of the IAF's ground-attack force. From 1969 to 1970 it flew endless sorties against Egyptian forces in the War of Attrition (1967-1970). Then, during the Yom Kippur War (1973), five squadrons of A-4s saw combat and 50 planes were lost as they battled against the Arab armored onslaught. Using previously unpublished first-hand accounts and rare photography from the IAF archives and pilots' private collections, Shlomo Aloni tells the definitive history of the IAF's A-4 squadrons, including the story of Ezra "BABAN" Dotan who became an ace with an unique double-kill of MiG17s.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Ahit Origins/Chapter 2 - Attrition War/Chapter 3 - Between Wars/Chapter 4 - Yom Kippur War Day 1 to Day 3/Chapter 5 - Yom Kippur War Day 4 to Day 8/Chapter 6 - Yom Kippur War Day 9 to Day 19/Chapter 7 - Syria and Lebanon Again/Appendices

Product details

Published Nov 24 2009
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846034305
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 0 b/w; 0 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 81
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Shlomo Aloni

Shlomo Aloni has authored dozens of books and hund…

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Jim Laurier

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

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