Introduction /Chronology/ Design and Development /Technical Specifications /The Strategic Situation /The Combatants /Combat /Statistics and Analysis /Aftermath /Further Reading /Index
From Vietnam to Desert Storm, this book tells the story of the United States' seemingly indestructible heavy bombers, and the Soviet-designed missile system that attempted to bring them down.
Peter E. Davies is a full-time aviation author with more than 30 published books to his credit, including 23 for Osprey Publishing. He specialises in modern combat aircraft, particularly those involved in the Vietnam and Gulf Wars, written previous Osprey Duel title F-105 Wild Weasel vs SA-2 Missile and has co-authored titles on the B-52. He lives in Bristol, UK. Jim Laurier is a native of New England, growing up in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has been drawing since he could hold a pencil and throughout his life he has worked in many mediums creating artwork on a variety of subjects. He has worked on the Osprey Aviation list since 2000, and in that time he has produced some of the finest artwork seen in these volumes. He lives in Keene, New Hampshire. Gareth Hector is a digital artist of international standing as well as an aviation history enthusiast. Gareth completed the battlescene artwork and cover artwork for this book. He lives in Perthshire, UK.