Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Harrier 809: Britain's Legendary Jump Jet and the Untold Story of the Falklands War
Foyalty 60

Harrier 809: Britain's Legendary Jump Jet and the Untold Story of the Falklands War (Hardback)

£20.00
Usually despatched within 2 days.

Synopsis

'A military adventure, written with expertise...a tale of initiative,skill and courage, of pushing beyond the rules.' The Spectator



April 1982. Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.



In response, Britain despatches a naval Task Force. Eight thousand miles from home, its fate hinges on just twenty Sea Harriers against the two hundred-strong might of the Argentine Air Force.



The odds against them are overwhelming.



The MoD's own estimates suggest that half the Harriers will be lost within a week. Against this background, 809 Naval Air Squadron is reformed, trained and sent south to fight.



Not since WWII had so much been expected of such a small band of pilots.



Combining groundbreaking research with the pace of a thriller, Rowland White reveals the full story of the fleet's knife-edge fight for survival for the first time, and shows how the little jump jet went from airshow novelty to sealing its reputation as an icon of British aviation, alongside the Spitfire and the Hurricane.



'Without the Sea Harrier there could have been no Task Force'

Admiral Sir Henry Leach, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff

History & PoliticsMilitary StudiesAir forces & warfareHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesWeapons & equipmentMilitary vehiclesTransportTransport technology & tradesAerospace & aviation technology Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd Publication Date: 30/04/2020 ISBN-13: 9781787631588  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Usually despatched within 2 days. Add to Basket

Rowland White is the author of four critically acclaimed works of aviation history: Vulcan 607, Phoenix Squadron, Storm Front and Into the Black, as well as a compendium of aviation, The Big Book of Flight. Born and brought up in Cambridge, he studied Modern History at Liverpool University. In 2014 he launched Project Cancelled to produce apparel inspired by the best in aviation, space and other cool stuff. Find it at projectcancelled.com For more information on Rowland White and his books visit his website at rowlandwhite.com or find him on Twitter at @rowlandwhite

More books by Rowland White

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.
 

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
Free UK Standard Delivery on Orders Over £25 (2nd Class)     3-5 Days
UK Standard Delivery (2nd Class) £2.99 £0.00 3-5 Days
UK 1st Class Delivery £3.99 £0.00 1-2 Days

Click & Collect / 
Delivery to a Foyles Bookshop

Click here for further information on Click & Collect during lockdown

Free Free From 2 hours - Individual item delivery times given at checkout
UK Courier* £7.95 £0.00 1 Working Day
Western Europe**Airmail £9.00 £1.00 7-8 Days
Rest of World Airmail £12.50 £1.00 7-10 Days

* For courier service please contact the Charing Cross Road store

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Delivery Help & FAQs
 

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.
 

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Fleet Air Arm Legends: Fairey Swordfish
(Paperback)
Matthew Willis
 
 
£12.99
 
Eagles of the Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf Fw200
(Paperback)
Matthew Willis
 
 
£12.99
 
Secret Project of the Luftwaffe in...
(Hardback)
Daniel Uhr & Dan Sharp
 
 
£27.50
 
German Tanks in Normandy 1944: The...
(Paperback)
Steven J. Zaloga; Felipe Rodriguez
 
 
£11.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close