By Shlomo Aloni, Jim Laurier
The sunshine and agile A-4 Skyhawk used to be the 1st smooth American jet to be provided to the Israeli Air strength, marking the purpose the place the U.S. took over from France as Israel's leader army provider. Deliveries begun too overdue for the A-4 to struggle within the Six-Day battle, however it quickly shaped the spine of the IAF's ground-attack strength. From 1969 to 1970 it flew never-ending sorties opposed to Egyptian forces within the battle of Attrition. Then, through the Yom Kippur warfare, 5 squadrons of A-4s observed strive against and 50 planes have been misplaced as they battled opposed to the Arab armored onslaught. utilizing formerly unpublished first-hand bills and infrequent images from the IAF records and pilots' deepest collections, Shlomo Aloni tells the definitive historical past of the IAF's A-4 squadrons, together with the tale of Ezra "BABAN" Dotan who grew to become an ace with an designated double-kill of MiG17s.
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A-4 Skyhawk by Shlomo Aloni, Jim Laurier