By Ian McPhedran
A revealing examine the Royal Australian Air strength in struggle and peace because the East Timor predicament in 999, from bombing raids over Bagdad and logistic aid in Afghanistan, to surveillance, reconnaissance and humanitarian missions around the world. Award-winning journalist and best-selling writer Ian McPhedran takes us on one other particular trip, this time to the center of the RAAF via own tales of fighter pilots' bombing raids over Iraq, hi-tech undercover agent planes over Afghanistan, the operational nerve centre of the center East battle and the boys and girls who carry humanitarian relief and alleviate anguish worldwide. this is often the compelling narrative within the RAAF's ninetieth yr of its plane, traditions and personalities, from the corridors of energy in Canberra to far-flung bases round Australia and the area, in additional than a decade of swift swap as know-how propels it into the subsequent iteration of air strength and the futuristic period of stealth. it's a must-read not just for aviation and army buffs or people who find themselves eager about what the RAAF has been doing considering that 999, yet for somebody who has glanced skywards on the sound of an air strength airplane passing overhead. we all know much approximately what the military has been as much as in view that East Timor in 999, yet what concerning the Air strength? Air energy used to be a key deterrent throughout the 999 East Timor situation, whilst F- s have been despatched to Tindal within the Northern Territory and used for reconnaissance flights over the island. The RAAF has been very busy on operations all over the world, from F/A- eight Hornet warring parties shedding bombs on Saddam's palaces in Baghdad to Hercules C- 30 and large C- 7 shipping planes aiding battle scuffling with and humanitarian missions all around the globe. Then there are the P-3 Orion undercover agent planes flying clandestine evening missions in the course of the heart East or utilizing their high-tech imaging apparatus to discover misplaced yachtsmen within the Southern Ocean. that includes unpublished and formerly mystery fabric, together with bomb digicam imagery.
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