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By Will Laidlaw

In could 2011 after a Mediterranean workout to turn out 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 go domestic. however the civil conflict in Libya and the NATO air crusade intervened. a couple of days later the writer and his fellow Apache pilots and crewmen have been in motion at evening over adversarial territory.  In variety to Gaddafi’s able air and land forces as soon as in sight of the coast, that they had to struggle their manner into Libya, whole their challenge, evading deadly floor hearth, sooner than the unsafe go back to Ocean. Flying good in the achieve of Libya’s cutting-edge floor to air guns, the Apaches made nightly raids at extremely low-level in the back of enemy lines. Apache Over Libya describes the reports of 8 military and Royal military pilots who performed an important function within the NATO led crusade. regardless of scuffling with the easiest armed enemy British aircrew have confronted in generations, they defied the chances and survived.  Vividly conveying the fun and worry of flying the Apache in wrestle at sea and over enemy-held terrain, this can be an unforgettable and distinctive first-hand account.

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