Conflict in the Balkans 1991–2000

Conflict in the Balkans 1991–2000 cover


Osprey's examination of aircraft action in the Balkan region during the Yugoslav Wars (1991-2001) as well as during the conflicts that followed up until 2001. Exposing the true scale and significance of the deployment of air power in the Balkans, this book details the activities of NATO and UN aircraft as well as local pilots in the former Yugoslavia. From bombing by B-2 stealth bombers to air-to-air combat; from moving ground troops by helicopter to 'food-bombing' for refugees, air power has played a vital role in 'Europe's Vietnam', and there is little sign that the fires of conflict are being extinguished. Debate amongst air power practitioners has yielded little agreement as to the degree of damage inflicted on the Yugoslav 3rd Army in Kosovo, the Balkans continue to be a region of conflict and ethnic hatred.

Table of Contents

1991 Yugoslavia at War/Slovenia/Croatia/1992 Bosnian War/Western Intervention/1993 Srebrenica/1994 Shoot Down/Gorazde/Udbina/1995 Hostage Crisis/Enter Holbrooke/Sarajevo/1996 Operation Deliberate Force/1997 Albania Rescue/1998 Crisis over Kosovo/Helping the Refugees/Enter the Apaches/Target Belgrade/Harriers at War/Rescue Mission/Into Kosovo/Allied Operations

Product details

Published Aug 03 2010
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841762906
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 100 b/w; 26 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 24
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Mark Rolfe


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