Fire Strike 7/9 by Paul Grahame & Damien Lewis

Fire Strike 7/9

By Paul Grahame & Damien Lewis

  • Release Date: 2010-05-27
  • Genre: Engineering
Score: 5
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Description

'Being a JTAC is the closest a soldier on the ground in the midst of battle can get to feeling like one of the gods - unleashing pure hellfire, death and destruction' - Duncan Falconer

Meet Sergeant 'Bommer' Grahame, one of the deadliest soldiers on the battlefield. He's an elite army JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller- pronounced 'jay-tack') - a specially trained warrior responsible for directing Allied air power with high-tech precision. Commanding Apache gunships, A10 tank-busters, F15s and Harrier jets, he brings down devastating fire strikes against the attacking Taliban, often danger close to his own side.

Due to his specialist role, Sergeant Grahame usually operates in the thick of the action, where it's at its most fearsome and deadly. Conjuring the seemingly impossible from apparently hopeless situations, soldiers in battle rely on the skill and bravery of their JTAC to enable them to win through in the heat of the danger zone.

Fire Strike 7/9 tells the story of Bommer Grahame and his five-man Fire Support Team on their tour of Afghanistan. Patrolling deep into enemy territory, they were hunted and targeted by the Taliban, shot at, blown-up, mortared and hit by rockets on numerous occasions. Under these conditions Sergeant Grahame notched up 203 confirmed enemy kills, making him the difference between life and death both for his own troops and the Taliban.

Reviews

  • Fantastic, brutal and savage!

    5
    By SteveHgsn
    Without a doubt the best book I've ever read, in fact I've now read it twice, first time about 6 years ago. It is one of the best insights you'll read, a gripping read from cover to cover, you can't put it down.
  • Fire strike 7/9

    5
    By Jase2635
    Very exciting read found it hard to put the book down once I got going. Former FPC bod...
  • A Must Read

    5
    By thewhitehouse2002
    Fantastic book, a must read, brings you right into the heart of the foot soliders life and action. Everyone of them a true British hero.
  • Stunning

    5
    By Fastgut
    Self deprecating, witty, and above all highly trained, this is an amazing book from the viewpoint of one of the least seldom covered aspects of soldiering.
  • Five stars

    5
    By skitz559
    A great insight to a heros tour of Helmand. Too have such a man in your arsenal must have been a massive morale and courage boost. A story of selfless courage and from the point of view of the 'man who controls the planes' this book is an inspiration. The complexity of an air strike is unravelled from the offset and armed with that knowledge this book is definitely a real page turner. In awe
  • thriller.

    5
    By Jack90safc
    One of the best army/combat books I've read. And I've read a lot. Brings into perspective what our lads and lasses are doing over their
  • Wicked

    5
    By Fnkouke
    As above.
  • Fire Strike 7/9

    5
    By Maynard1972
    Brilliant book - cannot recommend it enough. Paints a picture of the hard job the JTEC's have and the number of our guys they have saved.
  • Incredible

    5
    By Bogster69
    Absolutely addictive, couldn't put it down. Highly recommended reading. A real escape from reality.

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