By Martin W. Bowman

Книга De Havilland Mosquito De Havilland Mosquito Книги Вооружение Автор: Martin W. Bowman Год издания: 1997 Формат: pdf Издат.:Crowood Press Страниц: 194 Размер: 127.34 ISBN: 186126075X Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:De Havilland's Mosquito used to be conceived in 1938 as a excessive pace unarmed bomber, outfitted typically from wooden. Its adaptability observed it as an evening fighter, bomber photoreconnaissance aeroplane, excessive pace courier plane, aim marker and anti-shipping strike plane. this can be the tale of the Mosquito's layout and improvement, its operational use, with either the RAF and USAAF, and of its construction within the uk, Canada and Australia. Appendices record the numerous editions, construction totals and nightfighter kills. This quantity includes many infrequent and unpublished images.

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With the F-1, the Iraqis appeared to have acquired more than just an aircraft; they were also exposed to the Western attitude towards offensive air power. While the F-1 was not among the most modem aircraft, only the best Iraqi pilots were selected to fly it. @ As the Gulf War approached, the status of Iraq’s Air Force was very much like that of the rest of the Iraqi defense structure. The large number of aircraft and some of the pilot training showed potential for a formidable force. However, full potential was not realized because of old equipment, overall inadequate training, and unrealistic exercises.

War and proved 17 Figure 6 and A A A ~ SAM^ [DELETED] DOES NOT INCLUDE SA-7 SA-9 IDELETEDI SA-I 3 SA-14 AAA Sites Guns Mobile Guns TOTAL THREAT 53(S) Chart taken from CENTAF briefing to GWAPS Team, Shaw AFB, SC, 9 Mar 1992. The data reflect Coaltion information and do not correlate with totals in table 2. Iraqi Table 3 Combat Aircraft54 FightemAnterceptors MIG-29 Fulcrum MIG-25 Foxbat MIG-2I/F-7 Fishbed MIG-I 7/F-6 Fre~cOlFantan Subtotal [DELETED] [DELETED] Ground Attack SU-25 Frogfoot Mirage F-IE SU-24 Fencer MIG-23 Flogger SU-7/20/22 Fitter Subtotal Total Tactical Combat [DELETED] 728 As with other branches of the Iraqi armed forces, the Air Force consisted of a small number of relatively new aircraft and a larger quantity of older, less capable systems.

These short-range systems used infrared seekers and could be foiled by flare countermeasures. However, fired against an unaware target, they could be quite effective. The SA-9 and SA-13s were usually used in conjunction with the highly capable ZSU-23/4 AAA weapon system with its Gun Dish radar. The ZSU-23/4 was generally considered the most lethal threat to low-flying aircraft. ’ 4’(S/NF) MCM 3-1, vol / I , pp 5-33 to 5-37. 42(S/NF) Ibid,pp 5-134 to 5-137. S. Forces, p 3-75. M(S/NFAVN/NC)Ibid. ” W A Statistical ~ Compendium.

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