F-15C Eagle vs MiG-23/25 cover

Description

Designed following the relatively poor performance of America's multi-role fighters during the Vietnam War, the F-15 Eagle was conceived as a dedicated air superiority fighter. But, having trained for 15 years in the Eagle it wasn't Eastern Bloc operated MiGs that the F-15 eventually came up against, but pilots of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi airforce.
This book analyses the combat between the American and Soviet 'Cold War fighters' in a balanced manner, examining how the technical abilities of the aircraft combined with the different levels of training available to opposing pilots and groundcrews allowed the F-15s to destroy the Iraqi offensive abilities within weeks of the First Gulf War starting. Packed with artwork, illustrations and photographs, this book places the reader in the cockpit during one of the last major dogfighting air wars in modern history.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /Design and Development /Technical Specifications/ The Strategic Situation /The Combatants /Combat /Statistics and Analysis /Aftermath /Further Reading /Index

Product details

Published Apr 21 2016
Format Ebook (Epub)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472812728
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 35 b/w; 30 col
Series Duel
Short code DUE 72
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Douglas C. Dildy

Douglas C. Dildy is a retired US Air Force colonel…

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Tom Cooper

Born in 1970, Tom Cooper is a native of Vienna,…

Illustrator

Jim Laurier

Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives i…

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