Hammer from Above: Marine Air Combat Over Iraq PDF/EPUB

Hammer from Above: Marine Air Combat Over Iraq PDF/EPUB

Hammer from Above: Marine Air Combat Over Iraq [Download] ➽ Hammer from Above: Marine Air Combat Over Iraq By Jay A. Stout – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk In Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Marine Corps ground campaign up the Tigris and Euphrates was notable for speed and aggressiveness unparalleled in military history Little has been written, however, of In Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Marine Corps Above: Marine eBook ´ ground campaign up the Tigris and Euphrates was notable for speed and aggressiveness unparalleled in military history Little has been written, however, of the air support that guaranteed the drive s success Paving the way for the rush to Baghdad was the hammer from above in the form of attack helicopters, jet fighters, transport, and other support aircraft Now a former Marine fighter pilot shares the gripping never before told stories of the Marines who helped bring to an end the regime of Saddam Hammer from Kindle - HusseinAs Jay Stout reveals, the air war had actually been in the planning stages ever since the victory of Operation Desert Storm, twelve years earlier But when Operation Iraqi Freedom officially commenced on March the Marine Corps entered the fight with an aviation arm at its smallest since before World War II Still, with the motto Speed Equals Success, the separate air and ground units acted as a team to get the job doneDrawing on exclusive interviews with the men and women who flew the harrowing missions, Hammer from Above reveals how from Above: Marine ePUB ´ pilots and their machines were tested to the limits of endurance, venturing well beyond what they were trained and designed to do Stout takes us into the cockpits, revealing what it was like to fly these intense combat operations for up to eighteen hours at a time and to face incredible volumes of fire that literally shredded aircraft in midair during battles like that over An NasiriyahWith its dynamic descriptions of perilous flights and bombing runs, Hammer from Above is a worthy tribute to the men and women who flew and maintained the aircraft that so inspired their brothers in arms and terrified the enemy From the Hardcover edition.


About the Author: Jay A. Stout

Jay A Stout is a retired Marine Above: Marine eBook ´ Corps fighter pilot An Indiana native and graduate of Purdue University, he was commissioned during June and was designated a naval aviator on May His first fleet assignment was to F S Phantoms at MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina Following a stint as an instructor pilot at NAS Chase Field Texas from to , he transitioned to the F A Hornet He flew the Hornet from bases on both coasts and ultimately retired from MCAS Miramar during Aside from his Hammer from Kindle - flying assignments, he served as the executive officer of st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, and in a variety of additional assignments with various staffs around the world During his twenty year career he flewthan , flight hours, including combat missions during Operation Desert StormFollowing his military career Stout worked for a very short time as an airline pilot before being furloughed after the terrorist attacks of September , He subsequently flew for the Kuwait Air Force for a year before returning to the States where he now works for from Above: Marine ePUB ´ as a senior analyst for a leading defense contractorLieutenant Colonel Stout s writing has been read on the floor of the US Senate and has been published in various professional journals and newspapers around the nation Works published while he was on active duty addressed controversial topics women in the military, the MV Osprey, effectiveness of the AV B Harrier, etc and took viewpoints that were often at odds with senior military leadership Nevertheless, his cogent arguments and forthrightness contributed considerably to his credibility Indeed, his expertise is widely recognized and he has made many appearances as a combat aviation expert on news networks such as Fox, Al Jazeera and National Public Radio.



10 thoughts on “Hammer from Above: Marine Air Combat Over Iraq

  1. Timo Timo says:

    I ve read many books related to modern military aviation and still I managed to learn many new things from this book For example how extensively airborne forward air controllers were used two seater Hornets just looking for targets The book also shows what Marines make do means in aviaton like destroying Iraqi tanks with Hornet s 20mm cannon Some of the stuff is breathtakingly exciting This is a must read for military aviation fans.


  2. Seth Seth says:

    great exposure to usmc aviation missions in iraq most anecdotes were set up in similar ways and appeared to be very similar.


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