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The Apache attack helicopter is one of the worlds most awesome weapons systems. 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 who 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 grueling hundred-day deployment they endured. Day after day, four of Englands Army Air Corps finest pilots flew right into the heart of 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.

About the Author

Damien Lewis has spent twenty years reporting from war and conflict zones around the world. His books include the Sunday Times bestseller Operation Certain Death, and Bloody Heroes, plus the novels Desert Claw and Cobra Gold. His books, films, and journalism have won awards and widespread praise in the media.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312610890
Author:
Lewis, Damien
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
Military - Iraq War (2003-)
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
World History-Iraq War (2003-?)
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes two 8-page color photograph sec
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
History and Social Science » Military » Gulf Wars
History and Social Science » Military » Helicopters
History and Social Science » Military » Iraq War (2003-)
History and Social Science » World History » Asia » General

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