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Joint Force Harrier By Adrian Orchard

Joint Force Harrier by Adrian Orchard

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

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.

Joint Force Harrier Summary

Joint Force Harrier by Adrian Orchard

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.

About Adrian Orchard

Commander Adrian Orchard RN is Deputy Commander of Britain's Harrier force based at RAF Cottesmore in Rutland. He joined the Royal Navy in 1986 and, as well as flying operations during the Balkan Wars and the second Gulf War, has served on exchange with the US Marine Corps at China Lake in California. He is also a display pilot for the Royal Navy Historic Flight. He was awarded the OBE in 2007.

Additional information

GOR001423531
Joint Force Harrier by Adrian Orchard
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2008-09-04
320
0718153995
9780718153991
N/A
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