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Apache [Kindle Edition]

Ed Macy
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)

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Ed Macy is an elite pilot, one of the few men qualified to fly Apache helicopters, the world’s deadliest fighting machines. This is his account of a fearless mission behind enemy lines in Afghanistan.

After a brutal accident forced him out of the Paras, Ed Macy refused to go down quietly. He bent every rule to sign up for the Army’s gruelling Apache helicopter programme and was one of the handful to pass the nightmare selection process. Dispatched to Afghanistan’s notorious Helmand Province in 2006, his squadron were on hand when a marine went MIA behind enemy lines – and they knew they were his only hope.

From the cockpit of the mighty Apache helicopter comes this incredible true story of a rescue mission so dangerous they said it couldn’t be done, and of the man who dared to disagree.

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‘Puts you right in the cockpit with your finger on the trigger. A truly awesome read; and a climax that Hollywood couldn’t invent…’ Andy McNab

‘You do not need to ask them about their contribution, you need to ask those on the ground who depended on them, day after day, to provide the crucial military edge over the enemy. They will leave you in no doubt about what the Apache achieved, and the praise of the praiseworthy is beyond measure’ Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, Chief of Defence Staff

About the Author

Ed Macy left the British Army in January 2008, after twenty-three years’ service. He had amassed a total of 3,930 helicopter flying hours, 645 of them inside an Apache. Ed was awarded the military cross for his courage during the Jugroom Fort rescue – one of the first ever in Army Air Corps history. He is also the author of ‘Hellfire’

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2568 KB
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Publisher: HarperPress (7 Dec. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI9QXU
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,444 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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93 of 98 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Apache is a girl's book... 19 Oct. 2009
Apache is a girl's book! Ok, ok, so it's really a boys book but don't be fooled by the stereotypically masculine cover and the macho hard hitting words, it really is a girl's book too.

How did I end up reading it? 3 grown men in my family have read it and they've all had big crocodile tears rolling down their faces, I swear. I've seen them punch the air in triumph, explode in raucous hilarity and then sit giggling for hours as they read on. I even had to endure the constant "you're never going to believe this", "this is incredible" and after catching them try to hide their damp cheeks "you're going to have to read this". If that wasn't bad enough I was then shown the footage online. "Yeah alright, I get the point; it's a true story..." I thought my hubby was arguably sad for sitting up until 3am in the morning reading and finally when he'd finished it I was a happy lady.
Apache was sat on the kitchen table waiting to be loaned out (yet again) and whilst waiting for a cake to bake (sorry, they don't all come from the supermarket!) I had a peek at the pictures. By pure accident I started reading the text next to the pictures on page 102. I burst out laughing and found myself engrossed in no time (a girl Apache pilot, never!). For the next 2 days I couldn't pull myself way from it. I tried, I really couldn't and he had to put up with the bedroom lamp on until 3 in the morning for once.

I took it to book club and all the ladies reluctantly purchased it and began reading. Remarkably they ended up sitting up until all hours too and it's the first time we've all completed a book in the same week. The comments were unanimous. We all experienced every emotion possible and couldn't quite believe we would like a book about a current war. This isn't for the faint hearted either.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down!!! AAC rock!!! 27 Mar. 2010
Since getting this book, i couldn't put it down, only having to release it once i'd got to work! For the first and only time, i hoped the train or tube would break down. The details, the feelings conveyed, it was a stunning piece of writing from first hand accounts. Ed puts you in his head, in the Apache, in the action, you imagine yourself sitting in the front seat trying to find, lock & destroy the target, then suddenly your in the rear seat, protecting your front seater whilst trying to avoid being shoot down. Highs, lows, emotions a plenty!!!

To anyone who loves military books that aren't fiction and wants to know how it feels to be there, without having to struggle and put there body onthe line... LOOK HERE!!!

The men & women out there are the best!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping 8 Jun. 2011
I literally 'LOVED' this book. From start to finish it was easy to read, I couldnt put it down and finished it in a day (i had nothing else planned and even if i did, i would have taken it with me). If you like Andy McNab's factual books, and you like reading or learning about the forces from a behind the scenes perspective....get this book. Every person I know who has read this book sings its praises. I would have loved this as a present as opposed to some of the other books i get ! ;)
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62 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow - What a read...... Awesome...! ! 2 Sept. 2008
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Having only retired from the British Army in Jan 2008 the author has already produced this awesome book. I'm not going to review the "plot" as that information is readily available elsewhere on this page. The book is a totally unputdownable true story, focusing on the rescue of a captured lone marine. You are put into the heart of the action, feel the adrenaline and what must have been terror at what really goes on out there. definatley an eye-opener in terms of giving you a taste of life on this particualr front line, and not the carefully edited version we are all fed by the BBC and Sky news....

Illustrated with detailed diagrams and a good selection of photographs I finished this book the same day - which I hate doing as I always feel I haven't had my money's worth !! But without a doubt - it will be being read again....

I really can't recommend this book highly enough. If you want a damned good thrilling factual read then this is for you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! 11 Feb. 2013
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I have just finished reading this book and found it an eye opening account of what it is like to be an Apache pilot. These guys are very special and I now have a new found respect for those who fly them. Forget the b......t written in the press about Prince Harry, to become a pilot on one of these things he must be one gifted dude with skills most people cannot imagine.
The technical aspects of the Apache are truly amazing, particularly its ability to let the pilots have such an incredible vision of what is going on on the ground and its immense strength and firepower. This extraordinary surveillance ability also applies to all the other aircraft mentioned in the book, I never realised that they have the ability to see so much, even in darkness. I also never realised how accurately they can programme their ordinance.
The final chapters of the book dealing with the rescue attempt for the fallen Royal Marine commando held me spellbound,forget James Bond, this is real life in the raw, I was terrified just sitting on my sofa!
I now have two suggestions,one, make this book into a film,secondly, translate it into whatever language the Taliban speak and distribute it to them freely. If that does not deter them nothing will.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
A great read, thoroughly enjoyed the book.
Published 18 days ago by Seanroka
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Only few chapters in and I love it, brilliant read
Published 1 month ago by Dave
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
An amazing insight into the coordination between ground based troops and the airframes above. A must read for the modern military enthusiast
Published 1 month ago by Bobbylovely
4.0 out of 5 stars I bought this book as a relative was a pilot ...
I bought this book as a relative was a pilot in the same conflict. Although it came across quite "gung-ho" it was an enjoyable read.
Published 2 months ago by Simon Wray
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book!!
Published 3 months ago by Ian N
5.0 out of 5 stars very pacey action packed book,giving a great insight of the bravery of...
very exiting to read,puts you right there among the action.couldn`t stop until I finished the book
Published 3 months ago by George Warvill
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Absolutely brilliant
Published 4 months ago by James McDowell
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A good interesting read . Great facts about the Apache.
Published 4 months ago by Eddie lane
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good effort mate.
Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot recommend highly enough - very thought provoking ending
Outstanding book. Details the complexity of flying the apache in combat, and the extraordinary courage and commitment of the men and women who do so. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Tony Leatham
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