Tom Cooper is an Austrian aerial warfare analyst and historian. Following a career in the worldwide transportation business - during which he established a network of contacts in the Middle East and Africa - he moved into narrow-focus analysis and writing on small, little-known air forces and conflicts, about which he has collected extensive archives. This has resulted in specialisation in such Middle Eastern air forces as of those of Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, plus various African and Asian air forces. In addition to authoring and co-authoring more than 50 books - including an in-depth analysis of major Arab air forces at war with Israel in the 1955-1973 period, and over 1,000 articles, Cooper is a regular correspondent for multiple defence-related publications, and meanwhile working as editor of Helion's five @War book-series. E.R. Hooton is a successful retired defence journalist, including acting as a Jane's Yearbook editor. He is the author of more than a dozen military history books ranging from the Balkans Wars 1912-13, air operations over the Western Front 1916-18, the breaking of the Hindenburg Line 1918, the Red Army 1937-41, air operations 1939-45 and the Communist Chinese victory of 1945-51. Farzin Nadimi is a writer and researcher of the Middle Eastern and Persian Gulf defense and security affairs, with a focus on Iran-Iraq War military history, energy security and geopolitics, economic warfare, and oil and gas industries. He has a Master's degree in War Studies from King's College London and a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Manchester. He lives in Washington, DC.
As per my previous reviews of Volumes 1 and 2, this is an excellent series, desccribing primarily at operational level the actions in this severely attritional conflict. Full-colour maps, and superb colour and black and white photographs, combine with a good writing style and a balanced profile of military and political activities. * Miniature Wargames - Chris Jarvis *