In this military memoir, an Army Air Corps pilot recounts his experience flying Apache helicopters behind enemy lines in the First Libyan Civil War.
In May 2011, after a routine exercise in the Mediterranean, HMS Ocean and her fleet of Apache attack helicopters were about to head home. But the civil war in Libya and the resulting NATO air campaign intervened. Soon the author and his fellow Apache pilots were flying at night over hostile territory. Despite Libya's cutting-edge defense systems and land-to-air weapons, the Apaches made nightly raids at ultra low-level behind enemy lines. They had to fight their way into Libya and complete their mission before the hazardous return to Ocean.
Apache Over Libya describes the experiences of eight Army and two Royal Navy pilots who played a significant role in the NATO-led campaign. Despite fighting the best armed enemy British aircrew have faced in generations, they defied the odds and survived. Thrilling firsthand action accounts vividly convey what it means to fly the Apache in combat at sea and over enemy-held terrain. This unforgettable account gives a rare insight into attack helicopter operations in war.