Counter-Strike From the Sky : First Edtion. SIGNED – J. R. T. Wood

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The Rhodesian All-Arms Fireforce in the War in the Bush 1974-1980
This title contains a book & DVD. Fireforce as a military concept dates from 1974 when the Rhodesian Air Force (RhAF) acquired the French MG151 20mm cannon from the Portuguese. Coupled with this, the traditional counter-insurgency tactics (against Mugabe’s ZANLA and Nkomo’s ZIPRA) of follow-ups, tracking and ambushing simply weren’t producing satisfactory results. Visionary RhAF and Rhodesian Light Infantry (RLI) officers thus expanded on the idea of a ‘vertical envelopment’ of the enemy (first practised by SAS paratroopers in Mozambique in 1973), with the 20mm cannon being the principle weapon of attack, mounted in an Alouette III K-Car (‘Killer car’), flown by the air force commander, with the army commander on board directing his ground troops deployed from G-Cars (Alouette III troop-carrying gunships and latterly Bell ‘Hueys’ in 1979) and parachuted from DC-3 Dakotas. In support would be a propeller-driven ground-attack aircraft armed with front guns, pods of napalm, white phosphorus rockets and a variety of Rhodesian-designed bombs; on call would be Canberra bombers, Hawker Hunter and Vampire jets.

2009. Hardcover. Condition: VG to FINE . Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good to Fine . First Edition SIGNED by Author 2009. Clean. well bound. very good copy. DVD Missing

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SKU: 9781920143336 Category: Title: Counter-Strike From the Sky : First Edtion. SIGNED
Author: J. R. T. Wood
Publisher: 30 Degrees South Publishers
Year: 2009
ISBN10: 1920143335
ISBN13: 9781920143336
Condition: Fine
Format: Hardcover
Inventory No: 616

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The Rhodesian All-Arms Fireforce in the War in the Bush 1974-1980
This title contains a book & DVD. Fireforce as a military concept dates from 1974 when the Rhodesian Air Force (RhAF) acquired the French MG151 20mm cannon from the Portuguese. Coupled with this, the traditional counter-insurgency tactics (against Mugabe’s ZANLA and Nkomo’s ZIPRA) of follow-ups, tracking and ambushing simply weren’t producing satisfactory results. Visionary RhAF and Rhodesian Light Infantry (RLI) officers thus expanded on the idea of a ‘vertical envelopment’ of the enemy (first practised by SAS paratroopers in Mozambique in 1973), with the 20mm cannon being the principle weapon of attack, mounted in an Alouette III K-Car (‘Killer car’), flown by the air force commander, with the army commander on board directing his ground troops deployed from G-Cars (Alouette III troop-carrying gunships and latterly Bell ‘Hueys’ in 1979) and parachuted from DC-3 Dakotas. In support would be a propeller-driven ground-attack aircraft armed with front guns, pods of napalm, white phosphorus rockets and a variety of Rhodesian-designed bombs; on call would be Canberra bombers, Hawker Hunter and Vampire jets.

2009. Hardcover. Condition: VG to FINE . Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good to Fine . First Edition SIGNED by Author 2009. Clean. well bound. very good copy. DVD Missing

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Weight 0.64 kg
Dimensions 23.4 × 15.3 × 2.5 cm

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