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ISRAELI F-15 EAGLE UNITS IN COMBAT (Osprey Combat Aircraft 67)
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ISRAELI F-15 EAGLE UNITS IN COMBAT (Osprey Combat Aircraft 67)

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Shlomo Aloni

Osprey, 2006

Bought in the mid-1970s to secure air superiority for Israel in the Middle East for decades to come, the F-15 Eagle has indeed been the unrivalled master of the skies since its arrival in December of 1976. The fighter claimed its first kills three years later in the disputed airspace over southern Lebanon, when the IDF/AF skirmished with the Syrian Air Force. When full-scale war broke out between Israel and Syria in June 1982, the IDF/AF's solitary F-15 squadron cut a swathe through the ranks of Syrian MiG-21s and MiG-23s.  Between 7 and 11 June, the Double Tail Squadron claimed 33 aircraft destroyed without loss. From this conflict emerged the world's first, and only, F-15 aces. In the 1980s, the air superiority fighters were also modified to perform long-range precision bombing strikes, and their mission capability was significantly boosted with the arrival of the awesome two-seat F-151 Raam in 1998.

*Comprehensive histories of fighting aircraft and their crews, highlighting their vital role in the development of warfare in the 20th and 21st centuries

*A unique source of information, researched by recognized experts and brought to life by first hand accounts from the combat veterans themselves

*Concise, authoritative text is supported by at least 30 original color profiles, specially commissioned scale drawings, and the best archival photography from around the world