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Israeli Mirage and Nesher Aces

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Israeli Mirage and Nesher Aces
by Osprey
Author: Shomo Aloni
Publish Year: 2004
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7.5x9.5x.33"
Restockable: No
NKG part #: 2148531271
Mfg. part #: OSPACE059
Type: Softcover
Series: ACE59


Israeli delta fighters pilots have been credited with almost 300 kills between 1966 and 1974, and dozens of them became aces. The Israeli aerial kill exchange rate and overall air-to-air performance was phenomenal. Although the Israeli pilots were flying Mach 2 fighters, they lacked any modern radar equipment and their MiG-21 flying opponents should have had a performance edge over them. This book details their most significant engagements, many of which were essentially World War 2 style dogfights fought with jet aircraft. Because neither side had the combat edge to disengage at will most engagements were a life and death struggle and the introduction of air-to-air missiles and the Israeli Nesher was to prove decisive in this theatre.