Air Force tells the action-packed, inside story of the modern Royal Australian Air Force, from East Timor and the Bali bombings to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Award-winning journalist and best-selling author Ian McPhedran brings us gripping personal accounts of fighter pilots' bombing raids over Iraq, spy planes over Afghanistan, the operational nerve centre of the Middle East war and the delivery of humanitarian aid in world trouble-spots.
This compelling narrative of the RAAF's aircraft, leadership, traditions and personalities comes at a time of rapid change, as technology propels it into the next generation of air power and the futuristic era of stealth.
About the Author
Ian McPhedran is the Sydney based national defence writer for News Limited. He has been a journalist all his working life and has covered conflicts in Burma, Somalia, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq.In 1993 he won a United Nations Association peace media award and in 1999 the Walkley award for best news report for his expose of the navy′s Collins class submarine fiasco.His first book, The Amazing SAS: the inside story of Australia′s special forces, is a national best seller.McPhedran lives in Balmain with his wife Verona and daughter Lucy.
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st July 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8 x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.42