F-14 Tomcat Units of Operation Enduring Freedom

F-14 Tomcat Units of Operation Enduring Freedom

Combat Aircraft 70
  • Author: Tony Holmes
  • Illustrator: Jim Laurier
  • Short code: COM 70
  • Publication Date: 6 Feb 2008
  • Number of Pages: 96
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The legendary F-14 Tomcat was the weapon of choice to strike against the enemies of the United States in the wake of the September 11 attacks, with F-14s flying thousands of bombing missions on al-Qaeda and Taliban positions. Written by aviation expert Tony Holmes, this book explores the F-14 pilots and aircraft involved in Operation Enduring Freedom, with insights into the tactical approach and strategic aims provided by officers. Exclusive access to mission reports, combat diaries, fullcolour artwork and photographs from the author's collection reveal the battle experiences of the most famous modern fast jet.

Biographical Note

Osprey Aviation Editor since 1989, Tony Holmes is a native of Fremantle, Western Australia. Responsible for devising the Aircraft of the Aces, Combat Aircraft and Elite Units series, Tony has also written more than 25 books for Osprey in the past 17 years. Awarded the Tailhook Association's contributor of the year award last year for his coverage of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he has written four books in the last 18 months in the Combat Aircraft series.Jim Laurier is a native of New England, growing up in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has been drawing since he could hold a pencil and throughout his life he has worked in many mediums creating artwork on a variety of subjects. He has worked on the Osprey Aviation list since 2000, and in that time he has produced some of the finest artwork seen in these volumes.


Chapter 1: Planning the response
Chapter 2: The Opening Strikes
Chapter 3: Ground War
Chapter 4: Evolving Missions
Chapter 5: Toro Boro
Chapter 6: Operation Anaconda
Chapter 7: OEF winds down

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