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Paperback good condition creased spine black felt tip on front edge.

Chariots of the Damned
Airborne Rescues from Vietnam to Kosovo
By Mike McKinney, Mike Ryan

320 pages, New edition Edition
Other Information: (25 photographs and 10 maps/diagrams)

Published In: United Kingdom, 05 June 2002
This account by a serving officer in the US Air Force's elite Special Operations Group, Captain Mike McKinney, reveals the secret Gulf War missions launched to rescue the "Bravo Two Zero" patrol. He describes other incredible missions, including the rescue of US pilot Scott O'Grady from under the noses of Serb soldiers: an operation that involved nearly 100 aircraft and helicopters.
Table of Contents

Disaster at Koh Tang Island (Vietnam); the Son Tay raid (Vietnam); desert 1 - the Iranian hostage rescue op; SOG operations in Panama and Grenada; Gulf War rescue missions; Hawks down - the Somalia catastrophe; SOG in the Balkans. (Part contents)
About the Author

Captain McKinney is a serving officer with the Special Operations Group. Co-author Mike Ryan is the author of X-planes (HarperCollins 2000).
Reviews

The sensationally titled Chariots of the Damned: Helicopter Special Operations from Vietnam to Kosovo documents death-defying chopper-based Special Ops rescue missions. Writers Mike McKinney, an instructor pilot in the U.S. Air Force, and Mike Ryan (Warplanes of the Future) take turns writing chapters recounting both successful rescues and such notorious failures as those in Somalia and Iran, with an analysis of tactics. They also provide lots of technical information about the choppers themselves, tracing the evolution of helicopter technology over the last 30 years or so. (July 22) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

EAN: 9780007107728
ISBN: 0007107722
Publisher: Collins
Dimensions: 23 x 15 centimetres (0.37 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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