Scale Aircraft Modeling 1998-02
THE Yom Kipper war broke out at 2 pm local time on 6 October 1973 but the Israeli armed forces had fought indiscriminate minor conflicts with the Egyptian army across the Suez Canal, the Syrian army along the Golan Heights and Palestinian terrorism along the borders of Jordan, the Lebanon and abroad in a war of attrition that lasted six years from the ending of the Six Day War in 1967. In this conflict the aircraft, weapons and tactics had their origins in that earlier battle but this time the Israelis had to face another setback in that France, their principle arms supplier, had placed an embargo on all military equipment exports to Israel. To overcome this deprivation of the most crucial weapons, the Israeli government laid down a broad spectrum of requirements aimed at making the country self-sufficient by involving Israeli industry wherever possible.
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