Harrier 809: The Epic Story of How a Small Band of Heroes Won Victory in the Air Against Impossible Odds - Rowland White

Harrier 809: The Epic Story of How a Small Band of Heroes Won Victory in the Air Against Impossible Odds

By Rowland White

  • Release Date: 2021-06-08
  • Genre: History
  • © 2021 Tantor Audio

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Summary : Harrier 809: The Epic Story of How a Small Band of Heroes Won Victory in the Air Against Impossible Odds

April 1982. Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.

In response, Britain dispatches a naval Task Force. Eight thousand miles from home, its fate hinges on just twenty Sea Harrier fighters against the two hundred-strong might of the Argentine Air Force.

The odds against them are overwhelming.

British Defense Chiefs' own estimates suggest that half the Harriers will be lost within a week. Against this background, 809 Naval Air Squadron is reformed, trained and sent south to fight.

Not since WWII had so much been expected of such a small band of pilots . . .

Combining groundbreaking research with the pace of a thriller, Rowland White reveals the full story of the fleet's knife-edge fight for survival for the first time, and shows how the little jump jet went from airshow novelty to writing its name in aviation legend. And of how a small band of heroes won victory against impossible odds.

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