Apache over Libya
Imprint: Pen and Sword Aviation
6 x 9.25 in, 32 color illustrations
- May 2021
- In Stock
- May 2016
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
A few days later the Author and his fellow Apache pilots and crewmen were in action at night over hostile territory. In range to Gaddafi's capable air and land forces once in sight of the coast, they had to fight their way into Libya, complete their mission, evading lethal ground fire, before the hazardous return to Ocean.
Despite Libya's state-of-the-art arsenal of ground-to-air weapons, the Apaches made nightly raids at ultra low-level behind enemy lines.
Apache Over Libya describes the experiences of eight Army and two Royal Navy pilots who played a significant role in the NATO led campaign. Despite fighting the best armed enemy British aircrew have faced in generations, they defied the odds and survived. Thrilling first hand action accounts vividly convey what it means to fly the Apache in combat at sea and over enemy-held terrain. An unforgettable and unique account which gives a rare insight into attack helicopter operations in war.