Apache Dawn

Apache Dawn

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The Apache attack helicopter is the British Army's most awesome weapons system. Deployed for the first time in Afghanistan, it has already passed into legend. The only thing more incredible than the Apache itself are the pilots that fly her. For the first time, Apache Dawn tells their story - and their baptism of fire in the unforgiving battle of Helmand province. Their call-sign was 'Ugly' - and there was no better word for the gruelling 100-day deployment they endured. Day after day, four of the Army Air Corps' finest pilots flew right into the heart of the battle, testing their aircraft to the very limit. Apache Dawn takes the reader with them on a series of unrelenting and brutally intense combat missions, from daring, edge-of-the-seat rescues to dramatic close-air support in the white heat of battle. Bestselling author Damien Lewis has been given unprecedented access to these heroic aircrews and to the men on the ground whose lives they saved. It is an astounding story of bravery, skill and resilience in the face of unbelievable odds. And it is the story of the Apache itself - the ultimate fighting machine.One end of the tree line was a sea of fire now, branches transformed into burning skeletons, the twisted wreckage of a Toyota pickup truck clearly visible in ... The lead Apache pilot glanced at the target, switched to manual, slaving the gun to his eye line, and fired off a burst of ... The soldiers checked over the Toyota Hilux pickups, searching for the anti-aircraft weapons that theya#39;d been told to look out for.

Title:Apache Dawn
Author:Damien Lewis
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2010-09-02


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