• Iraqi Fighters - 1953-2003: Camouflage & Markings
    Author Brig. Gen. Ahmad SADIK & Tom COOPER
    ISBN 978-0-615-21414-6
    Size 21x28cm, softcover
    Volume 156 pages with 44 black & white, 96 colour pictures, 66 colour drawings and one map
    Weight 0.67kg
    Retail price 29.95 Euro/ 49.90 USD (non-binding)
    Publication July 2008
    Publisher Harpia Publishing L.L.C.

    This book provides an exclusive insight into service history of 13 fighter jet types - from Vampires and Hunters to MiG-29s and Su-24s - that served with Royal Iraqi Air Force (RIrAF) and Iraqi Air Force (IrAF) between 1953 and 2003. Serious investigative research, including exclusive primary evidence gathered by both authors in- and outside Iraq, generated a level of detail and colour of unmatched degree in any previous publications about any Arab air force.

    The result is a detailed history of RIrAF and IrAF markings, serial numbers and camouflage patterns, the in-depth history of each Iraqi fighter squadron, their equipment over the time as well as unit and various special insignias. Richly illustrated with photographs and artworks, the book provides details about a number of air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons, many put to the ultimate test only by the Iraqi Air Force. A list of original names for air bases used by IrAF is included as well. An appendix lists the existing plastic scale model kits in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale as well as decals sheets in regards to Iraqi Air Force.