US Navy Hornet Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Part One) (Combat Aircraft)

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Press:Osprey Pub Co Osprey Publishing; First Edition edition (July 25, 2004)
Author Name:Holmes, Tony


The first installment examining the US Hornet Units' participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-present). 
The F/A-18 Hornet in its various guises was the 'universal soldier' of OIF, with around 250 seeing combat.
Flown by various squadrons and groups, the Hornet attacked a range of targets including tanks of the various Iraqi Republican Guard units and government buildings housing elements of the Baath party regime.
Apart from its ability to drop precision munitions such as laser-guided bombs, the Hornet was also capable of launching anti-radar missiles and acting as an aerial tanker and reconnaissance platform for other strike types.
This book explores the Hornet's versatility which has enhanced its reputation as one of the world's leading strike-fighter aircraft.

From the Publisher

Osprey's Combat series combines the best archival photography available with specially commissioned artworks and first hand accounts, making these books favourites amongst historians, modellers and aviation enthusiasts everywhere.

About the Author

Tony Holmes has worked as Osprey's aerospace editor since 1989, having previously served as an author/photographer for this publishing house in Australasia. 
He established the critically acclaimed and hugely popular Aircraft of the Aces series in 1994.


History,Military,Iraq War,Weapons & Warfare,Conventional,Engineering & Transportation,Engineering,Aerospace

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Comment List (Total:4)

  •     One of my first books dealing with modern warfare; Beyond Vietnam era.Right off the bat, Acronym hell! "....towards the end of OSW, CAOC instigated a more agressive RO which rapidly saw the issuing of ATOs..." sheeesh! Most if not all of the book is this way. Now, I am an avid military history reader and consider myself pretty knowledgable in most Aconyms, but this is way in excess of what I know. This bombardment definately takes away from the narrative. Should definately be a glossary of terms in the back of the book! Other than this, the book is very well written. Not much action, but that is the reality of "modern" war. In fact not one Coalition A/C was lost to enemy action in Operation Iraqi Freedom, except blue on blue friendly fire incidents.Great reference material for the modeller as the color plates are excellent quality. Recommended for those who are ex military or have much patience in flipping back to see what all the acronyms mean.
  •     Great book extremely detailed to my own memories of some of the birds I worked on and with over the years.
  •     Terrific read!
  •     Tony Holmes scores another direct hit with this account of Navy Hornet drivers in combat over northern Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.The Hornet's air war over northern Iraq was totally different in nature than that waged by F/A-18 units committed in the south. These Hornet units supported Special Operations Forces and Kurdish units tasked with pinning down Iraq divisions heading south to aid their comrades. Close air support was the name of the game for the Hornet units deploying from carriers Harry Truman and Theodore Roosevelt.As with part one of this set, Holmes' text benefits from the unparalled access he had to Hornet pilots who flew over Iraq. The book is chock full of combat stories that put you right in the cockpit.The text is complemented by dozens of photos, most in color, and five pages of F/A-18 side-views by Chris Davey.If you enjoy fast movers in action, you'll want to get this book - and the others in the series.

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