Victorious Losers, Volume 2

Victorious Losers, Volume 2

Air Combats between Arab Air Forces and Israeli Air Force during the War of Attrition

Iftach Spector

Historical survey of the dogfights of the US Navy over North Vietnam, compared to the Israeli Air Force's dogfights over Egypt and Syria. Every dogfight, is analyzed along with an examination of of why the IAF's results under similar circumstances were so much better.
Date Published :
May 2023
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Series :
Middle East@War
Illustration :
c 75 photos & color profiles, 25 maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781804512227
Pages : 80
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
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$29.95

Overview
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Historical survey of the dogfights of the US Navy over North Vietnam, compared to the Israeli Air Force’s dogfights over Egypt and Syria. Every dogfight, is analyzed along with an examination of of why the IAF’s results under similar circumstances were so much better.

About The Author
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Iftach Spector is a retired IAF (Israel Air Force) Brigadier-General. Born in 1940, he joined pilot training in 1958 and earned his wings in 1960. He served actively until 1984, and then in the IAF’s reserves until 2004. Spector took part in the 1967 Six Day War as a Mirage III pilot and as the commander of a Mirage squadron in the War of Attrition. In the 1973 Yom Kippur War he commanded the 107 F-4 Phantom Squadron. His 1992 book on this experience – A Dream in Black and Azure (translated into English under the name Phantoms Over Israel) – won the National Sade Literary prize. He then served as the Israel Air Force Chief of Operations, Commander of Fighter Wing No. 1 and oversaw the absorption of the F-16 into the IAF. In 1981, flying an F-16, he took part in the demolishing of the Iraqi nuclear reactor Osirak. Since 2001, Mr. Spector has been active in promoting the unilateral disengagement of Israel from the Palestinians. In 2003 he was a signatory of the “Pilots’ Letter,” in which the signees vowed not to take part in immoral and unlawful military activities.

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