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Sea Harrier Over The Falklands

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This volume is a controversial account of what really happened in the South Atlantic skies, by a Naval Air Squadron Commander. It is an outspoken account of inter-Service rivalries, and dangerous ignorance among many senior commanders.
Published January 1st 2007 by Cassell (first published November 28th 1992)
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A non-fiction account of a British Royal Navy commander leading a flight of sea-harriers (the fighter aircraft which can hover, take-off and land vertically and also be equal to other jet fighters in combat) before, during and after the "Falklands war" which was fought between Argentina and the United Kingdom.
Sharkey Ward is a pretty abrasive character. He is, in his opinion, always right. This does not always go well with higher-ranked officers, particularly those who command ships rather than...more
The personal reflections on the Sea Harrier's struggles in the Royal Navy as told by Nigel David Ward, Commander of the 801st Squadron, stationed onboard the HMS Invincible during Operation Corporate in 1982. It is an outspoken and candid history of the 801st and its eventual deployment in the Falklands campaign. "Sharkey" explains many concepts of the Sea Harrier tactics and performance in vivid detail and the book is a real page turner if you enjoy military aviation. But it is also a book abou...more
Feb 15, 2013 S. rated it 3 of 5 stars
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falling short of the "six years, 2000 tanks" of the Rudel memoir or the "100 fighter planes" of Saburo Sakai, the Royal Navy's Sharkey Ward is a cheerfully belligerent, cheerfully partisan recorder of the Sea Harrier's successes in the Falklands/Malvinas campaign. pointing out that his Harrier could have launched a dozen missions for the same fuel as the Vulcan bombers used in their anti-airfield strike, Ward continually talks up his craft and the traditions of the Royal Navy in lucid prose. for...more
Ward presents a passionate cockpit's-eye view of one of the last air-naval conflicts of the modern era. One should probably read other sources, but his is a terrific read!
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A riveting account from the commander of 801 Squadron during the Falklands War. A must have book on what is was like from the aerial side of combat during this war.
Intersting view point not only of the war but military politics
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