The Israeli Air Force has seen involvement in some of the most dramatic and important conflicts of post-World War II history. In action during the Suez crisis, decisive during the Six-Day War, and on call during the Gulf War, the Israeli Air Force continues to see action today in current conflicts. This illustrated narrative sets recent events in historical context, and covers these key operations with a range of impressive color photographs, many of which have never been published before. Controversial current conflicts between Israel and Iran make the publication of this record particularly relevant, offering the history of these ongoing disputes and the conflicts that prefigured them. Included are images of iconic relics such as the historic Mirage and Skyhawk, as well as photographs of modern craft such as F-15s and F-16s. This library of images work to paint an engaging history of this Force, a presence in the skies for more than sixty-five years. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While t every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might t otherwise find a home.
Donald J. McCarthy Jr. is the author of MiG Killers, Those Who Were There: Ninety-Two True Stories of Combat Missions Flown Over North Vietnam, and USAF F-4 and F-105 MiG Killers of the Vietnam War 1965-1973. Don served in the United States Air Force from 1964 to 1968, and served for eleven years with the Connecticut National Guard. He worked for thirty-two years as a criminal investigator with the Waterford Police Department in Waterford, Connecticut, where he continues to live with his family.