AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm

AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm

Combat Aircraft 90
  • Author: Lon Nordeen
  • Illustrator: Jim Laurier
  • Short code: COM 90
  • Publication Date: 20 Oct 2011
  • Number of Pages: 96
Users in the USA and Canada please select your location at the top of this page to see prices in your currency. Users in the UK and the Rest of the World will be billed in GBP.

Availability: In stock

Please tick the formats you would like to buy:

Paperback
9781849084444

Regular Price: $22.95

Special Price: $16.07

eBook (ePub)
9781782008385

Regular Price: $18.36

Special Price: $12.85

eBook (PDF)
9781849084451

Regular Price: $18.36

Special Price: $12.85

Bundle Offer! Choose a print and eBook format above and get 25% off both!
About our eBooks

About this Product

The AV-8B is the only tactical aircraft that can deploy with Marine forces on amphibious assault ships and provide air cover and close air support separate from large deck aircraft carriers. When Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990, a coalition of nations launched Operation Desert Shield in order to defend Saudi Arabia, and the Harrier II was among the first tactical air assets to be deployed to the region. During Operation Desert Storm, the five units flying the AV-8B in-theatre became some of the top tactical squadrons of choice by air mission planners because of the pilots' skill as well as the plane's vertical take-off ability. The previously untold story of the AV-8B in this conflict is vividly brought to life by the author through first-hand accounts and period photography sourced from those that were there and official archives. This will be the first of three volumes on USMC Harrier IIs in combat, with follow-on titles covering the jet's operations in Iraq in 2003-08 and Afghanistan in 2001-2009.

Biographical Note

Lon Nordeen has more than 35 years of aerospace industry and editorial experience. He has been employed on the staff of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, McDonnell-Douglas and Boeing, where he worked in the areas of market research, communications and field marketing. He is also the author of six books and more than 150 articles, and has been highlighted as a historian on multiple History Channel television programmes covering air warfare such as the Dogfight series.

Contents

Introduction
AV-8B and the MAGTF
VMA-311 and MAG-13 (Forward)
VMA-542
VMA-331 and VMA-513
VMA-231
Appendices

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

Close