F-14 Tomcat Units in Operation: Iraqi FreedomPaperback Combat Aircraft
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- Publisher: Osprey Publishing
- Format: Paperback | 96 pages
- Dimensions: 180mm x 246mm x 8mm | 295g
- Publication date: 30 July 2005
- Publication City/Country: Osprey
- ISBN 10: 1841768030
- ISBN 13: 9781841768038
- Illustrations note: 90ill.
- Sales rank: 430,398
Since the limited Desert Fox campaign against Iraq in December 1998, the Tomcat has been integral to virtually all combat operations involving the US Navy in the Arabian Gulf. Indeed, on every carrier deployment to the Persian Gulf since Desert Fox, the F-14 unit(s) on station has ventured into 'The Sand Box' over southern Iraq and prosecuted targets operating in contravention to United Nations security council resolutions. This book covers the F-14 Operation Iraqi Freedom actions against battlefield targets and integrated air defence sites, command and control centres, regime leadership targets and military installations in Baghdad, Tikrit, Mosul and Kirkuk.
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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. Jim Laurier is a native of New Hampshire. He graduated with honours from the Paiers School of Art, Connecticut, in 1978 and has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, completing assignments in a wide variety of fields. Jim has a keen interest in military subjects, both aviation and armour, and is a Fellow member of the American Society of Aviation Artists, the New York Society of Illustrators and the American Fighter Aces Association.
Table of contents
Preface; OSW Evolution; 'Shock and Awe'; War in the South; War in the North; Appendices