Tip of the spear, 50 years of the RSAF Fighter Force (Republic of Singapore Air Force)

Product code 9789811819766

Publisher/Brand 9VSpotter

Author Goh Yong Kiat

Format 25x25cm

No. Pages 240

Version Hard cover

Language English

Category Books on aviation

Subcategory Military Aviation » Far East

Availability Product out of stock and no longer available.

Product description

Tip of the Spear aptly describes the RSAF Fighter Force, the sharp end of the RSAF's combat capabilities. Given the small geographic size and lack of strategic depth of Singapore, air power and command of the air is crucial. The mission of the RSAF Fighter Force is to achieve this through sustained air superiority over SAF's areas of operations.

Author Goh's handsome hardback spans 240 picture-packed pages across six chapters chronologically charting the whole terrific tale:

  • Setting the Stage (1947-1968)
  • Taking Charge (1968-1979)
  • Going Supersonic (1979-1988)
  • Improving the Breed (1988-1998)
  • Strength and Resilience (1998-2008)
  • A Decisive and Deadly Force (2008-2020)

Modelers – especially small air forces enthusiasts – will love it.

Heaping helpings of eye candy season this savory stew. Color photos. B&W shots. Color profiles. Camouflage schemes. Unit heraldry. Insignia. Special markings. You name it: over a thousand images augment the account.

Coverage includes operational notes on aircraft, events, actions, units, equipment, personnel, and exercises – among many more subjects.

Technical topics further distill airframe, armament, propulsion, and avionics details. And allied commentary on Singapore's robust, indigenous "engineering and modification" capabilities naturally enjoys special focus.

How about that upgraded Hunter F.74S with "enhanced weapons carrying capability"?

Steel yourself for surprises, too.

Like that 1970 McDonnell Douglas proposal for a single-seat RSAF F-4E Phantom II derivative. Or a Gloster Javelin FAW.9 in early RSAF livery. Or that Hawker Hunter in three-color, "air defense" raiment.

Nor is coverage confined to the RSAF alone. Remarks log, for instance, examples of British, Australian, New Zealand, American, Russian, and French military aircraft in Singapore skies. And text recounts RSAF deployments and visits to other countries, as well.

Notes on references, RSAF commanders, and abbreviations neatly conclude contents.

Please note: price is now settled, the books are on their way and we've opened the pre-order facility. It will be a single shipment as the prices are so high it prevents a reorder. 


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