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    DescriptionThe legendary F-14 Tomcat was the weapon of choice to strike hard and fast against the enemies of the United States in the wake of the September 11 attacks, with F-14s flying thousands of bombing missions on Al-Quaeda and Taliban positions. This book explores the F-14 pilots and aircraft involved in Operation Enduring Freedom, with insights into the tactical approach and strategic aims provided by senior officers who have uniquely agreed to contribute to this history. Exclusive access to mission reports, combat diaries, full-colour artwork and photographs from the author's collection reveal the battle experiences of the most famous modern fast jet.


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    Title
    F-14 Tomcat Units of Operation Enduring Freedom
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tony Holmes, Illustrated by Jim Laurier
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846032059
    ISBN 10: 1846032059
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: JWG
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN, CHRN/21CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
    DC22: 358.43830973
    Thema V1.0: JWCM
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    19 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Tony Holmes has worked as Osprey's aerospace editor since 1989, having previously served as an author/photographer for this publishing house in Australasia. He established the critically acclaimed and hugely popular Aircraft of the Aces series in 1994. He has written a number of ground-breaking books on the conflict in the Gulf. The author lives in Kent, UK.
    Review quote
    "Here he turns his attention to the F-14's use in Operation Enduring Freedom, producing a totally convincing account of the type's involvement. Holmes' empathy with the Tomcat community is evident in the numerous first-hand acounts that he gathered for the book and his ability to set them perfectly in the context of the Operation." "Scale Aircraft Modelling" (July 2008) "The text is nicely written and hard to put down once you start reading, especially if you are familiar with the F-14's original mission. The OEF Tomcats could not be further from that initial mission, but it performed with outstanding ability, and the praise comes through in the recollections of the pilots and ground crew. The anecdotes included help put the reader in the cockpit with the pilots, keeping the text from becoming too dry. Coupled with the great photos and dozens of color profile illustrations, this book is a great tribute to the final operations of USN F-14s... This book is highly recommended for a