AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom

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AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom

Description

In the 1970s the USMC bought the AV-8A Harrier from the UK whose VTOL capabilities allowed it to serve as a tactical aircraft that could deploy with Marine forces on amphibious assault ships and provide air cover and close air support from large deck aircraft carriers. Third in a trilogy on US Marine Corps Harrier IIs in combat, it will be the first volume to cover the whole story of the AV-8B's service employment during peacekeeping operations and then in Afghanistan. With profile artwork for all frontline AV-8B units detailing the unique colours and markings applied by each squadron, this volume presents the widest variety of first-hand accounts of AV-8B air operations and missions by pilots and ground forces involved in Operation Enduring Freedom published to date.

Product details

Published Jul 20 2014
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781782003458
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 20 b/w; 84 col
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 104
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Lon Nordeen

Lon Nordeen worked for more than 40 years in aeros…

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Jim Laurier

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