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Joint force Harrier

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Afghanistan, October 2006: British soldiers are engaged in the most intense, sustained fighting they'd faced since the hell of the Korean War. Against a fierce, experienced and frighteningly motivated enemy, their lives too often depended on the success of danger-close, pin-point attacks pressed home from the air. But what most people back home didn't know was that, during that violent winter, those attacks were being flown by the Royal Navy.When 800 Naval Air Squadron - callsign 'Recoil' - arrived in theatre, their Boss, Commander Adrian Orchard, knew there could be no slip ups. Day and night, the Fleet Air Arm crews were on constant alert, ready to scramble their heavily armed Harrier jets at a moment's notice in support of men on the ground. The call wasn't slow in coming. Just fifteen minutes after getting airborne for the first time, Orchard and his wingmen were in the thick of it, called in after an Apache helicopter gunship was forced back by heavy fire.The first book written by a serving British fast jet pilot since the 1991 Gulf War, Joint Force Harrier offers an unprecedented, heart-stopping insight into the realities of modern air warfare. The complexity and sophistication of the equipment may have moved on since the epic air battles of WWII, but it's clear that the courage, skill and character of the men engaged in this brutal struggle for a country's survival has not.

Item details

Author(s):
Ade Orchard with James Barrington
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
249x162x32
EAN-13:
9780718153991
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780718153991
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
294
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd

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Afghanistan, October 2006: British soldiers are engaged in the most intense, sustained fighting they'd faced since the hell of the Korean War. Against a fierce, experienced and frighteningly motivated enemy, their lives too often depended on the success of danger-close, pin-point attacks pressed home from the air. But what most people back home didn't know was that, during that violent winter, those attacks were being flown by the Royal Navy.When 800 Naval Air Squadron - callsign 'Recoil' - arrived in theatre, their Boss, Commander Adrian Orchard, knew there could be no slip ups. Day and night, the Fleet Air Arm crews were on constant alert, ready to scramble their heavily armed Harrier jets at a moment's notice in support of men on the ground. The call wasn't slow in coming. Just fifteen minutes after getting airborne for the first time, Orchard and his wingmen were in the thick of it, called in after an Apache helicopter gunship was forced back by heavy fire.The first book written by a serving British fast jet pilot since the 1991 Gulf War, Joint Force Harrier offers an unprecedented, heart-stopping insight into the realities of modern air warfare. The complexity and sophistication of the equipment may have moved on since the epic air battles of WWII, but it's clear that the courage, skill and character of the men engaged in this brutal struggle for a country's survival has not.

Author(s):
Ade Orchard with James Barrington
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
249x162x32
EAN-13:
9780718153991
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780718153991
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
294
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd

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