One MiG Down
By Robert Taylor
A formation of Mirages led by Lt Col Avi Lanir - commander of 101 Squadron Israeli Air Force - intercepts the MiG-21s over the Syrian Desert on 9 November 1972. In the ensuing dogfight two of the Syrian MiGs are shot down. One from a direct hit by Lanir to score his second MiG victory.
Created with the direct input of one of the greatest Jet Aces of the Supersonic age - Giora Epstein - this spectacular piece is a tribute to one of the greatest fighter leaders of the Israeli Air Force - Lt Colonel Avraham Lanir. This work portraits an arena of aviation combat that is seldom depicted.
This historic release is endorsed by some of the most legendary Jet Aces in history and the edition is personally signed by a staggering TWENTY SIX (26) Israeli Aces that flew the Mirage in combat: amassing a total of more than 207 victories between them.
Colonel GIORA EVEN EPSTEIN - The highest ever scoring fighter pilot for Israel and the highest scoring Jet to Jet Ace in history with 17 confirmed victories.
Lieutenant Colonel AVRAHAM SALOMON - a Double Ace with at least 14 1/2 victories.
Brigadier General ISRAEL BAHARAV - a Double Ace with a minimum of 12 confirmed victories.
Colonel YEHUDA KOREN - a Double Ace credited with at least 10 1/2 victories.
Lieutenant Colonel SHLOMO LEVI - a Double Ace with a minimum of 10 confirmed victories.
Colonel ODED MAROM - a Double Ace with at least 11 victories.
Brigadier General IFTACH SPECTOR - a Double Ace with a minimum of 12 victories.
Major General GIORA ROM - the first ever Israeli Air Force jet Ace with at least 5 confirmed victories.
Major EITAN KARMI - an Ace with at least 9 victories.
Major DROR HARISH - an Ace with at least 9 confirmed victories.
Brigadier General AMOS AMIR - an Ace with a minimum of 9 victories.
Lieutenant Colonel MENAHEM SHMUL - an Ace with at least 5 confirmed victories.
Major REUVEN ROZEN - an Ace with a minimum of 5 victories.
Colonel ILAN GONEN - an Ace with at least 8 confirmed victories.
Brigadier General RAN RONEN PEKER - an ace with at least 7 victories.
Lieutenant Colonel MOSHE HERTZ - an Ace with at least 6 1/2 confirmed victories.
Captain AVRAHM GILAD - an Ace with a minimum of 5 victories.
Brigadier General MENACHEM SHARON - an Ace with a minimum of 6 confirmed victories.
Major GIDON DROR - an Ace with a minimum of 5 confirmed victories.
Colonel URI EVEN NIR - an Ace with at least 6 confirmed victories.
Colonel GIDON LIVNI - an Ace with a minimum of 5 1/2 confirmed victories.
Lieutenant Colonel YORAM GEVA - an Ace with a minimum of 5 confirmed victories.
Brigadier General URIGIL - an Ace with a minimum of 71/2 victories. Officially recognised as the worlds oldest fighter pilot who was still flying operationally at 60.
Major ITHAMAR NEUNER - an Ace with at least 5 victories.
Lieutenant Colonel ARIEL COHEN - an Ace with at least 5 confirmed victories.
Lieutenant Colonel YERMI KEEIDAR - an ace with at least 7 victories.
Overall Size: 24.5 inches x 31 inches