Les Faucons Belges au-dessus de l'Afghanistan, Benoit Denet


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LES FAUCONS BELGES AU-DESSUS DE L’AFGHANISTAN: Récits des Opérations des F-16 dans le théâtre Afghan.

This 170-page book, illustrated with more than 180 photos, size 23,5cm x 23,5 cm is perfect to explain the longest external operation of our F-16. It is also in direct contact with other external missions led by Belgian pilots such as in Libya, Kosovo and the Iraqi-Syrian conflict.

As I flew over Afghanistan, I became aware of the harshness of the landscape. It is composed of 7,000 meters high mountains and arid plains.The continental climate brings here and there patches of greenery surrounding some villages at the foot of the hills while far from the snowy summits remain despite the summer already well settled.

But what did the Belgian F-16s come to do here? I asked myself this question from my first steps in this distant country in 2008. Looking at the pictures taken in flight by an F-16 pilot, I found that they deserved to be commented on and I wanted to share them with the staff of the Component. They had so many interesting things to say!

By placing the reader within the enemy air operation itself, the book traces the two deployments over more than six years in Afghanistan. Among other things, it evokes the everyday life, the feeling of the pilots, the political aspect as well as the rules of engagement.

Since its presentation, the book has received numerous testimonies of recognition of its quality and content by the professionals involved in these operations.

This book will satisfy all aviation enthusiasts on these far-flung deployments far too little known.


  • Introduction
  • Afghanistan
  • The Political Mandate and the Chain of Command
  • Operation Eastern Eagle
  • Operation Guardian Falcon
  • With a JTAC
  • Combat Missions
  • Air refuelling
  • The F-16
  • The anecdotes

Text & Photography: Benoît Denet

Publisher: Self-published, 2016


  • 168 pages, Harback, 24 X 24 X 1,5 cm
  • More than 180 colour photos
  • French text

Condition: NEW COPY.

Shipping weight: 1.20 Kg.


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