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March 09, 2012, 10:42
I've been searching the web to see if there is, or ever was, a book written that does a good comprehensive job covering the history and workings of Israeli airborne troops and operations, and have found very little.:(

Any help or references would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

wyatt earp
March 09, 2012, 20:54
Try these......








March 10, 2012, 09:12
I recall Mark Graham/gunplumber saying he trained with or staged with Israelis forces during his years of service back when they still used the heavy barrel FAL or maybe it was the AK pattern Galil,,, perhaps he has some recommendations.

March 10, 2012, 10:04
I did a "friendship tour" in Israel with a couple other guys from my SF Unit, also some German and Belgian paras. Tel Nof, jumped Palmachem, izzy jump wings. Toured battle sites and military bases.

Never saw a FAL.

I got my MA in Strategic Studies, back then called "National Security Studies". I focused a lot of my study on Israeli security issues. I was particularly interested in the paras (sayeret tzankhanim) and other "elite units" (sayaret ha a'yom, mat'kal. etc). So while I have a pretty extensive bibliography around here somewhere, I can't think off hand of any really deep book on the subject. There are a lot of good pictorial overviews by Sam Katz, but I think you're more likely going to find what you're looking for in broader topic books. A lot about the paras in a study of Mitla Pass, or crossing the Suez in '73. Also Entebbe. Depends on what you're looking for. Cool pictures, or a conceptual strategy/tactic development.