By Peter Hunt
Moments after the 1st Gulf battle begun, assault pilot Pete Hunt was once catapulted into the evening sky from the deck of the USS Ranger. For the subsequent six weeks, Hunt finished dozens of bombing missions into Kuwait and Iraq, together with all-weather low-level assaults, A-6 Intruder missions so unsafe that they might by no means be flown in strive against back. no matter if Hunt was once shedding laser-guided bombs on precision goals, assisting the Marines at the flooring, or undertaking assaults alongside the notorious “highway of death,” America’s undertaking used to be transparent – to strength the invading Iraqi military out of Kuwait.
Operation barren region hurricane - America’s first full-scale clash for the reason that Vietnam - proved to the area that the U.S. army was once nonetheless battle-ready after many years of chilly battle and set the degree for army interventions for years yet to come. Hunt’s gripping depiction of A-6 Intruders in wrestle is a inspiration upsetting account of what the USA asks of her army each day.
This…Gulf warfare memoir is superb; it particularly does positioned the reader within the cockpit...Peter Hunt’s enthusiastic account is among the better of the sort this reviewer has learn in fresh years.
Peter Mersky, The Hook – magazine of provider Aviation booklet evaluation, February 2003.
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