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Sea Harrier Over The Falklands, 28 Jun 2010
A compelling page-turner from a top fighter pilot and commander who put the tiny Sea Harrier on the map forever as a deadly fighter even when opposed by Argentine planes twice as fast. Commander Ward got his call sign SHARKY from the Navy abbreviation of the Sea Harrier (SHAR), and was outspoken, completely loyal to his pilots but not an easy man to command. Plus he committed the unforgivable sins in any war: he was a total success in achieving air superiority over the Argentines, without which the invasion could not have taken place, and he had the courage - perhaps foolhardiness - to expose command follies in the deployment of air assets, notably the ruinously expensive Vulcan bomber flights from Britain that consumed millions of gallons of fuel but were ineffective when they eventually got over Port Stanley airfield doing little damage. Buy this book.