By Shlomo Aloni
Post-Yom Kippur conflict, Israel bought the F-15 Eagle, the then world's top air-to-air fighter, with a view to hinder one other shock assault from the air. For the 1st time in its historical past the IDF/AF operated a fighter that was once an entire new release prior to opposing interceptors within the zone. the 1st 'kill' F-15 Baz (Buzzard) arrived in Israel in 1976 and shortly proved its worthy in wrestle. Israeli Baz pilots have been credited with 12.5 kills among 1979 and 1981, with 33 victories following throughout the June 1982 Lebanon struggle. regardless of titanic wrestle, no Israeli F-15 has ever been misplaced to enemy motion. within the Nineteen Nineties the U.S. govt provided the IDF/AF with the F-15I Ra'am (Thunder) to meet the long-range surface-to-surface missile project post-Desert hurricane. From A to I, the tremendous able, and combat-tested, Israeli F-15 strength will proceed to discourage power enemies good into the foreseeable destiny. This booklet examines the historical past and improvement of those devices.
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