British Army Aviation in Action: Kosovo to Helmand

British Army Aviation in Action: Kosovo to Helmand by RIPLEY TIM


Authors
RIPLEY TIM
ISBN
9781848846708
Published
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
224
Dimensions
189 x 246mm

The British Army is the UK's second largest operator of military aircraft, fielding more than 300 armed helicopters, fixed wing surveillance aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles. Its aviation units have been in the forefront of UK combat air operations in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan between 1999 and 2010. HRH Prince Harry was recently awarded his ?wings' to allow him to begin training as an Apache attack helicopter pilot, further raising the profile of British Army aviation. This book will look at the current units and equipment used by British Army aviation elements of the Army Air Corps (which operates helicopters and fixed wing aircraft) and Royal Artillery (which operates unmanned aerial vehicles or drones). It will provide a detailed account of British Army aviation operations, drawing on first hand accounts of army personnel and commanders, official records and the author's observations from war zones. AUTHOR: Tim Ripley is a correspondent for the authoritative publication, Jane's Defence Weekly, who was, reported widely from combat zones in the Balkans, Afghanistan, and the Middle East. He is the author of more than twenty books on military history, including Air War Iraq and 16 Air Assault Brigade. SELLING POINTS: ? Includes first hand accounts. Tim Ripley has interviewed scores of British Army helicopter and UAV crews and commanders involved in the conflicts form Kosovo to Afghanistan ? Heavily illustrated book containing unique and unpublished images. It will draw on the author's own photographic files, UK, NATO, and US military archives and defence industry images ? Author has visited many of the battlefields where British Army helicopters and UAVs have seen
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