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The Resource Harrier 809 : Britain's legendary jump jet and the untold story of the Falklands War, Rowland White

Harrier 809 : Britain's legendary jump jet and the untold story of the Falklands War, Rowland White

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Harrier 809 : Britain's legendary jump jet and the untold story of the Falklands War
Title
Harrier 809
Title remainder
Britain's legendary jump jet and the untold story of the Falklands War
Statement of responsibility
Rowland White
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When the Falkland Islands were invaded by Argentina in April 1982, Britain's immediate response was to send a task force. But behind the pomp and bravado of its departure, a sober reality lurked. A mere 20 Sea Harriers operating from two aircraft carriers would take on the might of the Argentine air force, some 200 planes strong. The MOD estimated that within four days and against such formidable air power, half the harriers would likely be lost. To reinforce that meagre force, and in just three weeks, the Navy formed, trained and equipped a brand new squadron from scratch. Not since the Second World War had so much been expected of such a small band of pilots. Their home would be a container ship converted into a makeshift carrier. 809 Naval Air Squadron was born
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White, Rowland
Dewey number
  • 997.1'1'02448
  • 997.1102448
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Falkland Islands War, 1982
  • Harrier (Jet fighter plane)
  • History
Label
Harrier 809 : Britain's legendary jump jet and the untold story of the Falklands War, Rowland White
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781787631588
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781787631588
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Harrier 809 : Britain's legendary jump jet and the untold story of the Falklands War, Rowland White
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781787631588
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781787631588
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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