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In may possibly 2011 after a Mediterranean workout to end up the Apache’s skill to paintings ship-borne, HMS Ocean and her embarked Apache assault helicopters from 656 Squadron, military Air Corps have been approximately to move domestic. however the civil warfare in Libya and the NATO air crusade intervened. a number of days later the writer and his fellow Apache pilots and crewmen have been in motion at evening over antagonistic territory.  In variety to Gaddafi’s able air and land forces as soon as in sight of the coast, they'd to struggle their means into Libya, whole their venture, evading deadly floor fireplace, sooner than the damaging go back to Ocean. Flying good in the achieve of Libya’s cutting-edge flooring to air guns, the Apaches made nightly raids at extremely low-level in the back of enemy lines. Apache Over Libya describes the stories of 8 military and Royal military pilots who performed an important position within the NATO led crusade. regardless of struggling with the simplest armed enemy British aircrew have confronted in generations, they defied the chances and survived.  Vividly conveying the joys and worry of flying the Apache in wrestle at sea and over enemy-held terrain, this is often an unforgettable and precise first-hand account.

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