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Title:
Special operations aviation : the men and machines of the élite units
Author:
Allen, Patrick D.
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Publication Information:
Osceola, WI : MBI Pub., 1999.
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780760307632
Format :
Book

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Summary

This full-color book examines a number of these special operations aviation units, both past and present, which have provided, and continue to provide, such specialized support. Featured are the aircraft, unique equipment and technology, training, and the survivability and airmanship skills necessary to crew such aircraft. Also included are special operations aircraft of tomorrow, like the Bell/Boeing V22 Osprey, Boeing/Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche, and Westland/Agusta EH101 Merlin.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
1 RAF Special Duties Missions into Occupied Europep. 9
2 Borneo Jungle Operations - 'The Junglies'p. 12
3 US Navy SEAL Supportp. 21
4 Gulf War Special Forces Supportp. 25
5 Humanitarian Operations, Kurdistanp. 31
6 Combat SARp. 37
7 Airborne Intervention and Hostage Rescuep. 43
8 Arctic Flyingp. 47
9 Dutch Airmobilityp. 53
10 The Maritime RAF/RN Harrier Forcep. 58
11 Italian Navy Amphibious Supportp. 63
12 Spanish Army Aviation Supportp. 67
13 Northern Ireland Supportp. 71
14 Franco-British European Air Groupp. 75
15 Air Gunnery and Countermeasuresp. 81
16 ARNG Counter-Drugs Support and EMSp. 88
17 Germany's Maritime Border Guardsp. 95
18 UK Airborne Law Enforcementp. 103
19 UK Fire Brigade Air Supportp. 109
20 UK Coastguard SARp. 112
21 Special Operations Capable Aircraftp. 117