Friday, March 4, 2016

Book Review: Israeli Air Force Operations in the 1956 Suez War

Shlomo Aloni
Israeli Air Force Operations in the 1956 Suez War
West Midlands, UK: Helion & Company Limited, 2015
Category: Israel Air Force - History

Rating: 5-Stars

Shlomo Aloni's detailed, sortie-by-sortie account of air operations in the 1956 Suez War continues in the tradition of his previous retellings of Israeli operations in the 1948 and 1967 wars.  Utilizing official records, Shlomo Aloni has reconstructed each operational mission, including the aircraft and pilots assigned, as well as details from the official pilot logs.  This is the type of detail that would have been unthinkable a little over a decade ago.

The text is supplemented by historical, black-and-white photographs, as well as by full color profiles of the many aircraft that took part.  Pilot accounts from the various sorties help to bring this book to life, rounding out a series of historical references on Israel's air wars that has been unparalleled.

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