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Iranian F-14 Tomcat Units in Combat
96 page book.

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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
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Authors: Tom Cooper Farzad Bishop
Illustrator: Chris Davey

About this book
So formidable an opponent did the Iraqi airforce consider the F-14 that during the Iran-Iraq war, they ordered their pilots not to engage F-14s and the presence of one in an area was usually enough to empty it of Iraqi aircraft. Officially losses where tiny; only one F-14 was lost in aerial combat (to a MiG-21), one to a control problem and one downed by a ground-to-air missile. This book looks at the F-14's Iranian combat history and includes first hand accounts from the pilots themselves. It will consider key engagements and the central figures involved, illustrating the realities, successes and failures of the Iranian air campaign.

  • Introduction
  • The Requirement
  • The First Kills
  • Three-to-One!
  • Combat Continues
  • Crippling the Weasel
  • The Fog of Disinformation
  • Appendices
Paperback; September 2004; 96 pages; ISBN: 9781841767871

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