US Marine and RAAF Hornet Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom
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US Marine and RAAF Hornet Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom by Tony Holmes
Book DescriptionHornet units were in the vanguard of first strikes in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and this book draws on material from the author's unprecedented interviews with Australian and American combat veterans to provide a remarkable insight into their operations with the RAAF and US Marines in Iraq. The RAAF detachment in Iraq represented the Australian Air Force's first deployment in an overseas theatre since the Korean War. This book examines the combat roles of RAAF and US Marine Homets throughout OIF, including their support of the drive towards Baghdad, and detailing the impressive array of US ordnance that they dropped or launched in the course of the campaign.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841768472
(248mm x 184mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tony Holmes
War Over the Steppes, Hardback (October 2016)
This titanic clash between the pilots of the Third Reich and the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1945 remains one of the greatest conflicts in modern history.
Spitfire, Hardback (May 2016)
In the year that the Spitfire turns 80, passion for the RAF's best-loved fighter is running at an all-time high. This book reveals the history of the most iconic of British aircraft. It is suitable for aviation enthusiasts.
J2M Raiden and N1K1/2 Shiden/Shiden-Kai Aces, Paperback (April 2016)
Although seen as a replacement for the A6M Zero-sen carrier-based fighter, the Mitsubishi J2M Raiden was actually designed as a land-based naval interceptor optimised for speed rather than manoeuvrability. Despite suffering heavy losses, the units equipped with new fighter proved that the N1K could more than hold its own against P-38s and F6Fs.
Harrier, Paperback (February 2016)» View all books by Tony Holmes
A comprehensive and compelling guide to one of the most popular wartime planes.
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Author Biography - Tony Holmes
Tony Holmes has worked as Osprey's aerospace editor since 1989, having previously served as an author/photographer for this publishing house in Australasia. He established the critically acclaimed and hugely popular Aircraft of the Aces series in 1994, and has also developed both the Combat Aircraft and Aviation Elite Units series. An airbrush artist with years of experience, Chris Davey has produced the profiles for over a dozen Osprey books since 1994. His most recent work includes Combat Aircraft volumes 46: 'US Navy Hornet Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Part 1)' and 47: 'F-15C/E Eagle Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom'.
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