Finnish Air Force

Finnish Air Force

Kevin Wright

The Finnish Air Force operates at the world's most northerly latitudes in an often extreme climate. During the Cold War, it was overshadowed by the Soviet Union, but remained fiercely independent. Since then, it has worked hard to deepen cooperation with its neighbors.
Date Published :
December 2022
Publisher :
Key Publishing
Language:
English
Series :
Air Forces Series
Illustration :
Over 170 photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781802822663
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 9.57 X 6.69 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$24.95

Overview
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The Finnish Air Force operates at the world’s most northerly latitudes in an often extreme climate. During the Cold War, it was overshadowed by the Soviet Union, but remained fiercely independent. Since then, it has worked hard to deepen cooperation with its neighbors. It modernized its aircraft fleet and intends to acquire a new generation of combat aircraft through its HX fighter competition. Illustrated with over 170 photographs, this book examines the development of the Finnish Air Force from the Cold War, concentrating on its modern organization, training and operations. It also covers its increased cooperation with neighboring countries and NATO, and the use of reserve air strips, along with wartime mobilization and its reserve forces. Although concentrating on the Finnish Air Force, there will also be coverage of the Finnish Army’s helicopters and HX Competition.

About The Author
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Kevin Wright is a regular contributor to aviation magazines (including ‘Aviation News’ and ‘Aeroplane’) and is an accomplished air-to-air photographer. He has a lifelong special interest in Cold War intelligence collection and produced numerous articles on related topics. Other recent publications include co-authoring a book, with Peter Jefferies, on allied intelligence collection along the Berlin Corridors. He taught international security and politics for over 15 years at universities in the UK and overseas. His PhD was on the role of expert communities in arms control policy making which became the topic of his first book. He currently lives in the Republic of IE - Ireland.

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