Six-Day War 1967

Operation Focus and the 12 hours that changed the Middle East

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Six-Day War 1967

Operation Focus and the 12 hours that changed the Middle East

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The story of how the Israeli Force achieved one of the most audacious and important air power victories in history, wiping out enemy air forces more than twice its own size in a single morning.

This new illustrated study examines the planning, execution and aftermath of Operation Focus showing how it not only effectively won the Six Day War for Israel, but also impacted military thinking--in the Middle East and all over the globe--so profoundly that military leaders' perceptions of air superiority were practically transformed in its wake, signalling a turning point in the Cold War.

The Israeli Air Force's Operation Focus was not only a watershed in the history of the modern Middle East but was one of the greatest and most effective air superiority campaigns ever waged. On a single morning, almost the entire IAF was committed to a surprise, preemptive airstrike against the air forces of the encircling Arab states. The attack was extraordinarily successful. Hundreds of Arab aircraft were destroyed, their airfields crippled, and the IAF gained almost complete air supremacy for the rest of the war.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /Attacker's Capabilities /Defender's Capabilities /Campaign Objectives /Order of Battle /The Campaign /Analysis /Conclusion /Bibliography /Index

Product details

Published Jun 18 2019
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472835277
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Air Campaign
Short code ACM 10
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Shlomo Aloni

Shlomo Aloni has authored dozens of books and hund…

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Adam Tooby

Adam Tooby is an internationally renowned digital…

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