Tom Cooper is a native of Vienna, Austria. He has been researching the Arab and Iranian air forces and the Iran-Iraq war since the late 1980s, and has written several articles on the subject. This is his first book for Osprey. Farzad Bishop is a well-known Iranian-born aviation analyst and writer. He has spent many years researching the airpower used in recent Middle Eastern conflicts, concentrating on the Iran-Iraq war in particular.