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Joint Force Harrier By Adrian Orchard

Joint Force Harrier by Adrian Orchard

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Helmand Province, October 2006: British soldiers are engaged in the most intense, sustained fighting they've faced since the Korean War. Against a tough, 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

Helmand Province, October 2006: British soldiers are engaged in the most intense, sustained fighting they've faced since the Korean War. Against a tough, experienced and frighteningly motivated enemy, their lives too often depended on the success of danger-close, pin-point attacks pressed home from the air.

When 800 Naval Air Squadron - callsign 'Recoil' - arrived in theatre, their Boss, Commander Ade 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 attack jets at a moment's notice in support of the men on the ground.

The call wasn't slow in coming. Just fifteen minutes after getting airborne for the first time, Orchard and his wingman were in the thick of it, called in when 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 war battles of WWII, but it's clear that the courage, skill and character of the men engaged in this struggle for a country's survival has not.

Joint Force Harrier Reviews

'A hardcore insight into the courage and brutal struggle our soldiers in Afghanistan face' Zoo 'Gripping ... a white-knuckle ride in the face of intense fire' News of the World

About Adrian Orchard

Commander Ade Orchard RN is Deputy Force Commander of Joint Force Harrier, based at RAF Cottesmore in Rutland, and was awarded the OBE in the 2008 New Year Honours List. Joint Force Harrier is his first book. James Barrington is a trained military pilot who was subsequently involved in the world of intelligence. He is the author of four thrillers featuring super-spy Paul Richter, Overkill, Pandemic, Foxbat and Timebomb.

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NGR9780141035710
9780141035710
0141035714
Joint Force Harrier by Adrian Orchard
New
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
20090326
352
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