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ARAB MiGs: October 1973 War
By Tom Cooper, Martin Smisek (contributor), David Nicolle, Lon Nordeen (contributor) and Albert Grandolini (contributor)
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Publisher Harpia Pub Llc
Publication date November 19, 2015
Pages 251
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780985455460
ISBN-10 0985455462
Dimensions 0.50 by 8 by 10.75 in.
Weight 2.30 lbs.
Original list price $64.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Arab MiGs Volume 6 continues Harpia Publishing’s renowned coverage of air actions by Arab air forces during the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War. After researching in the Middle East for more than 40 years, interviewing and discussing the fighting in detail with pilots, participants and eyewitnesses from almost every unit involved, the authors provide the first ever coherent narrative of this air war. While it has often been argued that air power did not play a dominant role in the conflict, it eventually proved critical to its outcome. Moreover, thousands of combat experiences that were learned during this war ― and paid for in blood by both sides ― proved extremely influential for the development of new aircraft types and new weapons systems. The October 1973 conflict was one of the best examples of the ever increasing importance of electronic warfare and unmanned aircraft upon the modern-day battlefield, and therefore prompted fundamental changes in the tactics and strategy of the dominant air powers across the globe during the late 20th century. As well as enabling the reader to gain a clear insight into the nature of the air operations by all involved air powers – and the Arab air forces in particular – and the weaponry deployed, this book contains a detailed cross-examination of claims from both sides, analyses aircraft losses on both sides and lays bare the over-claims, regardless of whether officially confirmed. Descriptions based on the reminiscences of veteran aircrews provide an unprecedented insider’s view of key aircraft and operations, illustrating how developments in technology and information warfare added a new dimension to the history of air warfare. Supported by a plethora of background information, more than 300 photographs, color profiles, maps and diagrams depicting the action, aircraft, camouflage patterns, markings, and weaponry deployed, Arab MiGs Volume 6 is set to become the standard reference work on the subject.


Whether readers agree or disagree with Harpia’s conclusions, the authors confidently challenge widely held assumptions with laudable logic – and serious sleuthing. And until scholars enjoy unfettered access to official archives of all belligerents, Harpia’s methodology remains our best available option...Maps and diagrams splendidly enhance narrative details. Hundreds of rare color and B&W photos also illustrate Harpia’s impressive effort. How about those odd Syrian roundel proportions on page 80? Or that Egyptian 250kg bomb rack installation on Mi-8s? And all those savory camouflage schemes!Don’t ignore chapter endnotes, either. They admirably augment text, analyses and understanding...Harpia has earned scintillating repute with this seminal series. I’ve said it before: Arab MiGs deserves pride of place in every enthusiast’s library. Grab all six terrific tomes. Rabidly recommended!

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With Tom Cooper, Lon Nordeen (other contributor), Albert Grandolini (other contributor), Martin Smisek (other contributor) | from Harpia Pub Llc (November 19, 2015)
9780985455460 | details & prices | 251 pages | 8.00 × 10.75 × 0.50 in. | 2.30 lbs | List price $64.95
About: Arab MiGs Volume 6 continues Harpia Publishing’s renowned coverage of air actions by Arab air forces during the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War.

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