In August 1990 Saddam Hussein's Iraqi forces invaded and occupied the small Arab state of Kuwait. This book analyses the ensuing Gulf War (16 January - 28 February 1991) - a war fought to expel Iraq and restore Kuwaiti independence if not, as one British MP tartly observed, to defend democracy. The allies under General Schwarzkopf launched five weeks of air attacks, deploying 1,800 technologically highly advanced aircraft from the US, British, French and Saudi air forces. Many of these machines, including the British Tornadoes and US F-117A Stealth fighters, had never before engaged in combat, and their combined assault, watched by millions on TV, combined impressive accuracy with firepower to which the Iraqi forces had no answer.
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Osprey's Combat series combines the best archival photography available with specially commissioned artworks and first hand accounts, making these books favourites amongst historians, modellers and aviation enthusiasts everywhere.About the Author:
David Donald has had a lifelong interest in aviation, having edited many aviation partworks and books. He is currently editor of the prestigious 'World Air Power Journal', and managing editor of Aerospace Publishing, publishers of 'Wings of Fame', aircraft partworks and a range of books including the classic 'Gulf Air War Debrief'. He has contributed to several other publications, including 'Aircraft Illustrated' and the 'Royal Air Force Yearbook'. David currently lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and two children.
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