Download E-books Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk (New Vanguard, Volume 116) PDF

By Chris Bishop

The successor to the Vietnam-veteran Bell UH-1 "Huey", the Sikorsky UH-60 first flew in 1974 and used to be christened the Black Hawk. It has turn into essentially the most flexible and profitable software helicopters ever in carrier and has been used broadly, from the invasion of Grenada to the clash in Somalia and the continued Operation Iraqi Freedom.

An assault helicopter configured with missiles, rockets, laptop weapons and cannon the Black Hawk is additionally in a position to project a variety of missions at the battlefield, together with troop shipping, command and keep watch over and aeromedical evacuation.

Although the Black Hawk is such a lot lately linked to the catastrophe in Mogadishu, this ebook seems prior Hollywood interpretations to enquire the layout, improvement and operations of arguably an important helicopter on this planet this present day, with marvelous full-color electronic art and updated information regarding the BlackHawk's function in Iraq. additionally tested are the extra unconventional missions the BlackHawk has been utilized in, from drug-busting operations in South the United States to peace-keeping operations all over the world.

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Download E-books Flags of the Third Reich, Volume 1: Wehrmacht (Men-at-Arms, Volume 270) PDF

By Brian L. Davis

The choice to reintroduce unit shades for the military of the hot Wehrmacht concerned many difficulties. No unit flags and criteria were produced due to the fact prior to 1914. Paul Casberg, the well known grasp painter and illustrator, was once commissioned to layout the hot military colors, a fee which, in his personal phrases, he thought of to be 'the most lovely order i've got ever received'. jam-packed with a number of modern images, and 8 complete web page color plates by means of Malcolm McGregor, Brian L. Davis's textual content examines the flags of the Wehrmacht, during this first of 3 volumes bearing on flags of the 3rd Reich.

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Download E-books To Do or Die (A Jump Universe Novel) PDF

By Mike Shepherd

From the nationwide bestselling writer of the Kris Longknife sequence comes an all-new bounce Universe novel.

Retired Colonel Ray Longknife and Marine Captain Terrence “Trouble” Tordon come to Savannah through diverse routes, yet what they locate is similar. One bully strongman is cause on retaining energy it doesn't matter what the hot ideas are for peace. He’s bought the inhabitants cowered via thugs, and tanks on the prepared. He expects to win the arrival elections handily.

He doesn’t anticipate hassle. Or, accordingly, Mrs. Trouble—aka Ruth Tordon—a Marine spouse on a undertaking to discover the drug lords that just about killed her and her husband and positioned them out of business—and she’s now not approximately to be stopped by way of a few slightly knowledgeable roughnecks.

Abandoned via their strongman and determined in defeat, the heavy armor prepare to roll into city over anyone of their approach. yet Ray Longknife, difficulty and Ruth are status of their way…and not anything goes to flatten them.

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Download E-books Target Leipzig: The RAF's Disastrous Raid of 19/20 February 1944 PDF

By Alan W. Cooper

Seventy-nine heavy bombers did not go back from the catastrophic raid at the business urban of Leipzig at the evening of 19/20 February 1944. a few 420 aircrew have been killed and a different 131 grew to become prisoners of warfare. It used to be at the moment by way of some distance the RAF’s most expensive raid of worldwide warfare II. town used to be attacked in an try to wreck the Messerschmitt manufacturing unit which was once construction the well-known and lethal Bf 109 fighter. The bomber move flew into what looked to be a capture. It appeared that the Luftwaffe and anti-aircraft weapons have been conscious of the meant objective and ready to pounce once the bombers crossed the coast. They have been subjected to consistent assault through evening warring parties and excessive flak till these airplane that remained clawed their approach domestic and secured relative defense over the North Sea.

This booklet analyses what went incorrect. Espionage performed an element, bombers collided presently after take off, as did others as they wove their manner via enemy searchlights and maneuvered violently to flee Luftwaffe evening warring parties. on the outset negative navigational and meteorological briefings had hindered the bombers makes an attempt to find the objective and confusion reigned. the writer explains the idea that of this 3rd raid on Leipzig and describes the 2 prior ones in October and December 1943, either one of which were deemed successes. He seems on the 3rd raid from each attitude, together with the protecting forces and describes the sunlight raid that at the twentieth by way of the USAAF. The e-book comprises appendices directory all RAF airplane and group at the raid, direction maps and comprises many pictures.

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Download E-books From Auster to Apache: The History of 656 Squadron RAF/ACC 1942-2012 PDF

By Guy Warner

This can be the seventieth Anniversary 12 months of 656 Squadron, which first shaped on thirty first December 1942. Over the intervening years the Squadron has served with nice contrast in India, Burma, Java, Malaya, Borneo, Hong Kong, the united kingdom, the Falkland Islands, Bosnia, Kosovo and, so much lately, in Afghanistan. this is often 656’s tale, instructed in complete and for the 1st time.

656 Squadron’s tale is a various one, characterised via energetic deployment in a various variety of wartime theaters. It was once the single Air remark publish (AOP) squadron to serve with the “Forgotten Army”, 14th military lower than normal Sir invoice narrow in Burma and, after the winning end of this crusade, the Squadron used to be published to Malaya, from the place it took half within the little identified yet fierce crusade countering separatists in Java. This was once via the lengthy crusade opposed to chinese language communist terrorists in Malaya (Malayan Emergency). additionally, many contributors of the Squadron served within the Korean struggle. as a consequence there has been huge involvement within the “Confrontation” with Indonesia in Borneo and policing and inner safety paintings in Hong Kong. Following its go back to the united kingdom in 1979, there have been deployments on lively provider to Rhodesia, the Falkland Islands (both in the course of and after the conflict) and Bosnia and Kosovo.

In 2001 the Squadron was once selected to be the Army’s first Apache assault Helicopter Squadron, and has now undertaken 3 operational excursions in Afghanistan. total it has collected good over 200,000 operational flying hours making it the main operational squadron within the whole historical past of military air battle. It was once additionally, in fact, such a lot lately on energetic carrier as a sea-based strike unit over the skies of Libya.

It is a relatively notable proven fact that the Squadron, and certainly the British military, have either come complete circle; directing fireplace from the air in 1944, to being the artillery within the air, directed from the floor in 2011.

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Download E-books Exit Plan (A Jerry Mitchell Novel) PDF

By Larry Bond

Jerry Mitchell is on workouts off the coast of Pakistan while his submarine is ordered to a rendezvous off the Iranian coast. as soon as there, disembarked SEALs, specialists in seaborne commando operations, are to extract Iranian nationals who've delicate details on Iran's nuclear guns application.

But whereas en course, the ASDS minisub suffers a battery hearth, killing one staff member and forcing the remainder of the occupants, 4 SEALs and LCDR Mitchell, to scuttle their disabled craft and swim for shore. There they locate the 2 Iranians anticipating them, yet their makes an attempt at returning to Michigan are thwarted via heavy Iranian patrol boat task. while brokers of Iran's mystery police, VEVAK, seem, get away turns out all yet very unlikely.

As each one test falls aside, time and ideas are fast operating out...

And after they locate themselves surrounded through Iranian progressive Guards Corp troops, they bring on a daring plan to flee by means of sea. it is a determined gamble, yet it is the simply approach to get the facts of the Iranian plot to the US... and forestall a devastating new warfare ... in Larry Bond's Exit Plan.

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Download E-books One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare PDF

By Linda Robinson

One Hundred Victories is a portrait of how—after a decade of extensive wrestle operations—special operations forces became the go-to strength for US army endeavors worldwide.

Linda Robinson follows the evolution of distinctive ops in Afghanistan, their longest deployment in view that Vietnam. She has lived in mud-walled compounds within the mountains and deserts of insurgent-dominated areas, and makes use of these reports to teach the gritty truth of the demanding situations the SOF face and the consistent threat within which they operate.

She witnessed exact operators befriending villagers to aid them safe their houses, and battling off insurgents within the most threatening secure havens whilst they navigated a relentless sequence of conflicts, crises, and different “meteors” from traditional forces, the CIA, and the Pakistanis—not to say vulnerable hyperlinks inside their very own ranks. They confirmed what a tiny band of warriors may well do, and will no longer do, out at the wild frontiers of the next-generation wars.

One Hundred Victories additionally contains the interior tale of the dramatic November 2011 cross-border firefight with Pakistan, which despatched the U.S. commander right into a fury and provoked a global problem. It describes the murky global of armed factions working alongside the world’s longest disputed border, and the chaos and casualties that consequence whilst commanders with competing agendas can't unravel their differences.

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Download E-books Building Military Dioramas, Volume 4 PDF

By François Verlinden

This 4th installment in VP's renowned construction army Dioramas sequence positive factors nine new articles overlaying the paintings of constructing army types. 5 new WWII articles from the workshop at vice president studios contain SMOKED OUT June 6, 1944, D-Day (utilizing a brand new vice chairman German Atlantik Wall bunker, CROSSING INTO RUSSIA over an extended wood bridge, portray a Camel, wasteland stumble upon with bedouin & their camels, and a gorgeous step-by step diorama, MARDER IN motion. Greg Cihlar is again with three wonderful new German issues, together with a compact Flak vignette cost aspect, less than THE TRACKS, a funny diorama situated round (or lower than) the big German Elefant, and Crouching infantrymen, at the back of a dramatic iciness scene. eventually, VPs personal Charlie Pritchett makes a welcome go back with a unprecedented glimpse of the Iran-Iraq warfare in protecting the religion, an Iranian artillery place in motion, whole with underground bunker. This most modern ebook offers to encourage & amaze either amateur and professional modelers, in addition to non-modelers.

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Download E-books Shadow Warriors: Inside the Special Forces (A Study in Command) PDF

By Tom Clancy, Tony Koltz, Carl Stiner

An unconventional battle calls for unconventional men—the unique Forces.


Green Berets • military SEALS • Rangers •
Air strength targeted Operations • PsyOps • Civil Affairs •
and different special-mission units


The first Commanders books, each guy a Tiger and Into the typhoon, supplied masterly blends of heritage, biography, you-are-there narrative, perception into the perform of management, and simple outdated storytelling. Shadow Warriors is all of that and extra, a e-book of unusual timeliness, for, within the phrases of Lieutenant basic invoice Yarborough, “there are itches that simply distinct Forces can scratch.”


Now, Carl Stiner—the moment commander of SOCOM, the U.S. designated Operations Command—and Tom Clancy hint the transformation of the unique Forces from the small middle of outsiders of the Nineteen Fifties, during the cauldron of Vietnam, to the rebirth of the SF within the overdue Eighties and Nineties, and on into the recent century because the bearer of the biggest, such a lot combined, and most complicated set of missions within the U.S. military.


These are the first-hand money owed of infantrymen struggling with outdoor the strains: counterterrorism, raids, hostage rescues, reconnaissance, counterinsurgency, and mental operations—from Vietnam and Laos to Lebanon to Panama, to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, to the recent wars of today…



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Download E-books Military Flight Aptitude Tests For Dummies PDF

By Terry J. Hawn, Peter Economy

The effortless approach to ranking excessive at the army flair flight test

The festival to turn into an army aviator is fierce. applicants looking access right into a army flight-training software needs to first rating good on a classy, service-specific flight flair try. Now, there is help!

With perform assessments and the main in-depth guide out there, Military Flight flair try For Dummies provides destiny pilots, navigators, and aviation officials every thing they should ranking excessive and start a occupation in army aviation.

  • Plain-English, in-depth guideline, and test-taking techniques for many of the components of every test
  • Practice tests for every of the service-specific flight checks (AFOQT, SIFT, and ASTB)
  • An evaluate of profession recommendations and paths to turning into an aviation officer

Whether you are looking to handbag an aviation occupation within the Air strength, military, military, Marine Corps, or the Coast shield, Military Flight flair try For Dummies has you covered!

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