Six-Day War 1967

Six-Day War 1967

Operation Focus and the 12 hours that changed the Middle East

Air Campaign 10
  • Author: Shlomo Aloni
  • Illustrator: Adam Tooby
  • Short code: ACM 10
  • Publication Date: 27 Jun 2019
  • Number of Pages: 96
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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.

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.

Biographical Note

Shlomo Aloni has authored dozens of books and hundreds of articles covering Israel Air Force heritage and Middle East air warfare history. He lives in Israel.


Attacker's Capabilities
Defender's Capabilities
Campaign Objectives
Order of Battle
The Campaign