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|Subcategory||:||War in Africa|
|Series||:||Africa @ War 22|
|Publisher/Brand||:||Helion & Company|
|Author||:||Tom Cooper, Albert Grandolini, Arnaud Delalande|
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Category Aviation Books, Subcategory War in Africa, ISBN/Box 9781910294543, Series Africa @ War 22, Publisher/Brand Helion & Company, Author Tom Cooper, Albert Grandolini, Arnaud Delalande, Format a4, No. Pages 72, Version Soft cover, Language English
Confrontations between Libya, and the USA and France reached their highest point in the period between April 1986 and early 1989. In response to a Libyan-instigated and supported series of terror attacks against US citizens and interests in Europe, in April 1986 the USA launched Operation El Dorado Canoyon – a series of raids against carefully selected targets in Libya.
Simultaneously, the USA and France bolstered the military of the Chadian government, enabling it to subsequently launch an all-out advance against Libyan troops and proxy forces in the north of Libya. This culminated in the series of spectacular campaigns better known as 'Toyota Wars', characterised by high speed of operations and surprise. The Chadian Army defeated its opponents in 1987 and nearly launched an invasion of Libya in 1988, successfully concluding this conflict.
This title closes the Libyan Air Wars mini-series with a detailed insight into the final US–Libyan confrontation, which took place in early 1989, and culminated in another high-profile air combat between the most modern jet fighters of the Libyan Arab Air Force, and the US Navy.
As usual, the volume is richly illustrated by well over 150 contemporary and exclusive photographs, colour profiles, and maps, detailing the history, training, equipment, markings and tactics of the involved air forces.
c 150 colour & b/w photos, colour profiles, maps