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JEZREEL VALLEY MYSTERES:
The Mystere IVA in Israeli Air Force Service, Squadron 109, 1956-1968
• Israeli Air Force Squadron 109 Mystere unit history from 1956 until 1968
• Describes hundreds of combat sorties
• Complete coverage of this important jet aircraft and its Israeli service
Israel acquired sixty-one Dassault Mystere IVA combat aircraft fromFrance that were delivered to the Israeli Air Force
fromApril to September 1956 and were issued to two units: Squadron 101 at Hatzor, in the south, and Squadron 109
at Ramat David, in the north. From 1956 until 1959, and to a lesser extent from 1959 until 1962, the Mystere was the
ILAF’s cutting-edge interceptor. From 1959, the Mystere’s main mission shifted from air-to-air to air-to-ground, as
more modern interceptors—the Super Mystere from 1959 andMirage from 1962—entered Israeli Air Force service.
At the same time, the Israeli Air Force initiated an effort to introduce an attack aircraft to succeed the Mystere. The
Squadron 109 Mystere era therefore covered mostly air-to-air from 1956 until 1962 and mostly air-to-ground from
1962 until 1968.
ShlomoAloni
has authored dozens of books and hundreds of articles covering Israeli Air Force heritage andMiddle
East air warfare history.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 291 color & b/w photos • 224 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4825-9 • hard cover • $59.99
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Shlomo Aloni
TUPOLEV TU-144:
The Soviet Supersonic Airliner
• The Tu-144, a Mach 2.35 airliner, was the world’s first supersonic transport
• Describes how the SST was developed and gives details of all Tu-144 versions
• There were foreign nationals on virtually every single flight of the “Concordski”’
Developed in the 1960s/1970s, the Tu-144 was the Soviet Union’s only practical venture into supersonic commercial
aviation. Though its career was all too brief, it was a major technological achievement for the Soviet aircraft industry.
The book provides in-depth coverage of the “Concordski,” including projected versions, the Tu-144’s production and
service history, and a comparison with the Concorde. First flown on the last day of 1968—ahead of the Concorde—
the Tu-144 had to undergo a long gestation period before the production version entered service in November 1977.
Unfortunately, its career proved to be brief; two accidents and a powerful anti-Tu-144 lobby caused the type to be
withdrawn inMay 1978.The book describes theTu-144’s versions (including theTu-144LL research aircraft developed
under a Russian-U.S. program) and touches on the projectedmilitary derivatives. It is illustrated with color side views
and previously unpublished photographs.
YefimGordon
has been an aviation journalist and photographer for more than 40 years.
Dmitriy Komissarov
has been a translator and journalist since 1993.
Vladimir Rigmant
is an aviation engineer and has worked for the
Tupolev aircraft design bureau since 1986.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 548 color & b/w images • 272 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4894-5 • hard cover • $59.99
FOR RELATED BOOKS SEE PAGE 28 • AVAILABLE IN MAY
Yefim Gordon, Dmitriy Komissarov, Vladimir Rigmant
MIG ACES OF THE VIETNAMWAR
• Previously unknown details of the air war over North Vietnam from Vietnamese MiG pilots
• Includes 19 aces and 8 pilots successful in dogfights
• Over 240 rare images, maps, and color aircraft profiles
Based on research and personal interviews, this book presents the most successful North Vietnamese pilots’ careers
from their training years to their missions and aerial victories. There were nineteen aces in the Vietnamese People’s
Air Force during the war. An additional eight MiG pilots were also successful in dogfights; each claimed four aerial
victories. More than 240 illustrations feature rare war-era photography, color MiG profiles, maps of air engagements,
and lists of air victories and losses that reconstruct the events that took place over North Vietnam from 1965 to 1973.
István Toperczer
is a flight surgeon in the Hungarian Air Force. He is also a writer and photographer for aviation
magazines. In the past twenty years, he has made several visits to Vietnam and has interviewed North Vietnamese
MiG pilots and aces.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 245 color images • 256 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4895-2 • hard cover • $45.00
FOR RELATED BOOKS SEE PAGE 35 • AVAILABLE IN JUNE
István Toperczer
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