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FLASHPOINTS - AIR WARFARE IN THE COLD WAR

Autore: Michael Napier

Codice: 228066

€ 42,50

DISPONIBILE META' GIUGNO 2022

Riccamente illustrato con oltre 240 immagini e mappe, il volume descrive in dettaglio l'ampia gamma di tipi di aerei utilizzati e lo sviluppo delle tattiche durante la Guerra Fredda.

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The Cold War years were a period of unprecedented peace in Europe, yet they also saw a number of localised but nonetheless very intense wars throughout the wider world in which air power played a vital role. Flashpoints describes eight of these Cold War conflicts: the Suez Crisis of 1956, the Congo Crisis of 1960-65, the Indo-Pakistan Wars of 1965 and 1971, the Arab-Israeli Wars of 1967 and 1973, the Falklands War of 1982 and the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-88. In all of them both sides had a credible air force equipped with modern types, and air power shaped the final outcome.

Acclaimed aviation historian Michael Napier details the wide range of aircraft types used and the development of tactics over the period. The postwar years saw a revolution in aviation technology and design, particularly in the fields of missile development and electronic warfare, and these conflicts saw some of the most modern technology that the NATO and Warsaw Pact forces deployed, alongside some relatively obscure aircraft types such as the Westland Wyvern and the Folland Gnat.

Highly illustrated, with over 240 images and maps, Flashpoints is an authoritative account of the most important air wars of the Cold War.

CONTENTS

Foreword by Itamar Neuner, Mirage Pilot

Author's Note

Chapter 1. Suez Crisis, 29 October-7 November 1956

Chapter 2. Congo Crisis, July 1960-June 1964

Chapter 3. Indo-Pakistan War, 1-23 September 1965

Chapter 4. Six-Day War, 5-10 June 1967

Chapter 5. Indo-Pakistan War, 3-16 December 1971

Chapter 6. October War, 6-25 October 1973

Chapter 7. Iran-Iraq War, 22 September 1980-20 August 1988

Chapter 8. South Atlantic War, 2 April-14 June 1982

Chapter 9. Debrief

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

 

Lingua

INGLESE

Illustrazioni

240 illustrazioni varie

Pagine

368

Misure

20 x 25

Rilegato

SI

ISBN
9781472853578