Reviews of Vultures over Israel: The Vautour in Israeli Service Squadron 110, 1957-1971. Vultures over Israel: The Vautour in Israeli Service Squadron 110, 1957-1971 [Shlomo Aloni] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The French Vautour was designed to serve as an attack aircraft, bomber and nightfighter. Israel purchased all three versions and was the only nation to operate all three types. Sqdn.110 recon Vautours collected imagery crucial for IAF Operation Focus. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
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The French Vautour was designed to serve as an attack aircraft, bomber and nightfighter. Israel purchased all three versions and was the only nation to operate all three types. Sqdn.110 recon Vautours collected imagery crucial for IAF Operation Focus, the pre-emptive strike that opened the June 1967 Six Day War. It was during this war that Sqdn. 110 attack Vautours spearheaded the IAF air superiority offensive.
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A recently retired Israeli Air Force general and its second-highest-scoring fighter ace, Iftach Spector is one of Israel’s living legends. He was the leader of the flight that attacked the USS Liberty in 1967. After the 1967 and 1973 wars, in which he commanded a squadron of fighter-bombers, he rose to head the IAF’s Training and War Lessons Section and later became its the Chief of Operations. He was one of the eight Israeli pilots who attacked Saddam Hussein’s nuclear reactor at Osirik in 1981.
In 2003, his career took an even more dramatic turn: he was the senior signatory of the famous “Pilots’ Letter,” in which Spector and 27 other Israeli pilots stated their refusal to bomb targets in Palestine where collateral damage would likely be severe. His maverick conscience is well on display in this artfully written memoir, which is currently a 10-week-and-counting bestseller in Israel and has been licensed in Brazil as well.
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Reviews of Sword and Shield of Zion: The Israel Air Force in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-2012. Sword and Shield of Zion: The Israel Air Force in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-2012 (9781845195830): David Rodman: Books. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
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The Israel Air Force (IAF) has accumulated as much battle experience as any air force in the world during the post-Second World War era. It has recorded many outstanding accomplishments throughout a seemingly endless string of interstate wars, asymmetrical wars, counterinsurgency campaigns, and special operations. Sword and Shield of Zion examines the IAF's experience in the Arab-Israeli conflict, from the establishment of Israel in 1948 to the present day. The book analyzes this experience through the prisms of maneuver warfare, attrition warfare, counterinsurgency warfare, special operations, and humanitarian operations. It reviews the IAF's performance in such wars as the 1967 Six-Day War, the 1969-70 War of Attrition, the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the 2006 Second Lebanon War, and the 2008-09 Gaza War. Also, the book scrutinizes the IAF's participation in major counterinsurgency campaigns and special operations, traces its experience with unmanned aerial vehicles – which have occupied a very prominent place in air operations since the 1982 Lebanon War – and chronicles its experience with anti-aircraft defenses and satellites. Up-to-date information on the IAF's bases, squadrons, and other infrastructure is provided as well. Sword and Shield of Zion is based on personal visits to the IAF over the past few years, during which the author had the opportunity to tour bases, listen to lectures and briefings, and speak with numerous retired, reserve, and active duty officers.
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Although Boris Senior may not be well known outside Israel, he played an important, even vital, part in the formation of the Israel Air Force (IAF) and in the 1948 War of Independence. Those who are familiar with his efforts and dedication have an abiding respect and appreciation for this transplanted South African who nearly died when shot down on a mission in 1945 for the Royal Air Force.
Leaving the RAF after World War II, Senior dedicated himself to the formation of the state of Israel by joining the Irgun to fight British control of Palestine. Originally undertaking surreptitious operations to undermine the governing authority in Palestine, the onset of the 1948 War of Independence had him back in combat, this time against Israel’s Arab neighbors. He flew combat sorties in such widely differing aircraft as the Spitfire and, of all things, a Beechcraft Bonanza, a general-aviation type. Senior used his own money to buy supplies and aircraft, personally under-taking multiple dangerous missions to fly new acquisitions to Israel. His tireless work to form an air defense system for the newly formed State of Israel laid the groundwork for the modern-day Israel Air Force.
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Reviews of Angels in the Sky: How a Band of Volunteer Airmen Saved the New State of Israel. Angels in the Sky: How a Band of Volunteer Airmen Saved the New State of Israel (9780393254778): Robert Gandt: Books. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
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The gripping story of how an all-volunteer air force helped defeat five Arab nations and protect the fledgling Jewish state.
In 1948, only three years after the Holocaust, the newly founded nation of Israel came under siege from a coalition of Arab states. The invaders vowed to annihilate the tiny country and its 600,000 settlers. A second Holocaust was in the making.
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