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Title: Marine Muscle: Hornet and Harrier. Wings No. 5.
Description: Windrow & Greene, London, 1993, 1st edition.. 96 pp, 10 3/16" H, soft cover. ISBN1872004474 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "The McDonnell Douglas/Northrop F/A-18 Hornet and McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II provide the 'muscle' of the US Marine Corps' air element. Dedicated to just one mission - supporting the Marine rifleman down there in the dirt, at whatever cost - they form a versatile, hard-hitting, highly motivated element of the Corps' overall ability to project American power overseas. Neither is particul a r l y fast: but each is perfectly suited to its special roles. The Hornet, famous for its agility and accurate delivery of a wide range of ordnance, is the perfect fighter/bomber combination. The remarkable V/STOL Harrier can get airborne withi n mi nu te s from just about any hard surface in the newly captured beachhead, to put 'a world of hurt' on the enemy's front line. Between them they can clear the skies over the beachhead of enemy aircraft; respond instantly to the call for close a ir su ppo rt at the forward edge of battle; and carry out interdiction bombing along the enemy's rear lines. (This book) presents a fascinating close-up look at both these battle-proven aircraft and their missions." Interior - clean and tight wit h n o pr evio us ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Near Fine.

Keywords: Naval, Aeronautics, United States Marine Corps, Usmc, Australian Air Force, V/Stol, Short Take-Off Landing, Mcdonnell Douglas, Northrop, F/a-18, Av-8b, Fighters, Bombers, Armament, Post-Wwii.

Price: US$ 12.50 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 25220

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