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IRIAF 2010: The Modern Iranian Air Force

by Tom Cooper, Babak Taghvaee and Liam F. Devlin

Harpia Publishing LLC

S u m m a r y

Title and Author IRIAF 2010: The Modern Iranian Air Force
by Tom Cooper, Babak Taghvaee and Liam F. Devlin
Publisher: Harpia Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 978-0-9825539-3-0
Media: Softcover, 160 pages, 30 x 22 cm
Price: 29.95 Euro, plus p&p
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Over 120 beautiful color shots; every major IRIAF aircraft type covered – fighters, transports, trainers and helicopters
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: This unique, richly illustrated volume deserves a place on the shelf of all Middle East scholars and enthusiasts. 

 

Reviewed by David L. Veres


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FirstRead

 

Belligerent Iran remains a touchstone of Middle East conflict and tension.  And the spearhead of its military might remains the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force – the IRIAF.

That’s the subject of a fascinating study from Harpia Publishing.  And IRIAF 2010: The Modern Iranian Air Force certainly offers a spellbinding snapshot of Iranian military aviation today.

Authors Tom Cooper, Babak Taghvaee and Liam F. Devlin paint an absorbing, 160-page picture of survival amidst conflict with internal and external foes.  Opening chapters outline the air arm’s rich historical heritage.  And 12 subsequent sections provide a surprisingly candid, base-by-base précis of current IRIAF combat and support capabilities.

Modelers note!  Over 120 beautiful color shots season the account.  Every major IRIAF aircraft type – fighters, transports, trainers and helicopters – populate the pages.  And the order-of-battle summary even includes rare unit badges!

 

 

Conclusion

 

This unique, richly illustrated volume deserves a place on the shelf of all Middle East scholars and enthusiasts. 

Highly recommended.

With thanks to HARPIA PUBLISHING for the review sample.



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Review Copyright 2010 by David L. Veres
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