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Apache: The Man. The Machine. The Mission. - Ed Macy

HarperPress, 2008, Hardback ..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Leans slightly.

Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Ed Macy spent his childhood picking fights and sleeping rough. After a career in the Paras was cut short by a brutal accident, he thought he’d never fight again. So when a friend suggested the Army Air Corps, Ed jumped at the chance to return to the front line. When the army launched its attack helicopter programme, Ed bent every rule in the book to make sure he was the first to sign up. The Westland Apache AH Mk 1 is the deadliest, most technically advanced helicopter in the world — and the toughest to fly. Only the top two per cent of pilots make it through the gruelling 18-month training. In the cockpit of an Apache, hands, feet and even eyes need to operate independently. It’s not enough to stay one step ahead of the enemy — you’ve got to stay one step ahead of the machine, too. In 2007, Ed’s Apache squadron was dispatched to Afghanistan’s notorious Helmand Province. Their mission — to fight alongside and protect the men on the ground, by any means necessary. And when a marine goes missing in action, Ed and his team know they are the Army’s only hope of bringing him back alive. With a soldier strapped to each side of two gunships, they must land in the heart of Jugroom Fort, a Taliban stronghold, and come face to face with hordes of their unrelenting enemy. What follows is a breathtaking rescue, unlike any the world has ever seen..”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 374
ISBN: 0007288166