Arab MiG-19 & MiG-21 Units in Combat

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Arab MiG-19 & MiG-21 Units in Combat

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The MiG-21 provided the backbone of frontline Arab air combat strength for many years and remained the Arabs' only real hope of challenging Israeli air supremacy. This book provides a detailed history of the MiG-21 in Egyptian, Syrian and Iraqi service. It includes numerous photographs, most of which have not been seen outside the Arab world and a large proportion of which have never previously been published anywhere. The material is drawn from official sources and from the private collections and recollections of men who flew, or met, these aircraft in combat.

Table of Contents

The First Arab MiG-21s in Egypt/The Courageous Failure/Fighting Back/Surprising Even Themselves/Continuing Tensions/The Iran-Iraq and Gulf War s

Product details

Published Mar 25 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841766553
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 98 b/w; 20 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 44
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…


Mark Styling


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