US Marine Corps and RAAF Hornet Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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US Marine Corps and RAAF Hornet Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Some 84 of the 250 Hornets committed by Central Command to Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-present) proudly bore MARINE titling on their rear fuselages. A further 14 were marked with the distinctive kangaroo roundel of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The exploits achieved by the units that flew these jets into combat is detailed in this volume, the third of three titles published in the Combat Aircraft series on what has been dubbed by many TACAIR insiders the 'Hornet's War'. Although the bulk of this book deals with the major hostilities phase of OIF I, which ran from 20 March to 20 April 2003, the decade of pre-war OSW missions and ongoing post-war OIF II operations are also covered in significant detail from the Marine Corps perspective. Profusely illustrated with rare frontline photography and more than 30 specially commissioned colour artworks, this book also features the combat experiences of 24 pilots and Weapons Systems Officers.

Table of Contents

Prelude to War/The Final Build Up/Shock and Awe/War at Sea – the Persian Gulf/War at Sea – the Mediterranean/Operation Falconer/Appendices

Product details

Published Feb 28 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841768472
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 102 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 56
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Tony Holmes

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