In the run-up to the Six Day War of 1967, the Israeli Air Force planned and practiced a preemptive strike against its likely opponents in Egypt, Syria and Jordan. In the event, Iraqi airfields were also targeted. The goal of the strikes was to establish air superiority at the beginning of any war against an Arab coalition.
In this Osprey Air Campaign Series book, author Shlomo Aloni details the planning and execution of Operation Focus. His narrative explores the political and therefore operational uncertainty leading up to the beginning of hostilities, and the difficulties of establishing the level of damage inflicted in the course of fast-moving air combat. His occasionally stilted English provides a wealth of interesting detail, supported by maps, charts, and period photographs. Well recommended to students of the conflict and of air warfare.
- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Osprey Publishing (15 July 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1472835271
- ISBN-13: 978-1472835277
- Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 0.7 x 24.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 308 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)