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Prince Harry fires 100lb Hellfire missile in Afghanistan airstrike attack on the Taliban
The Daily Mail ^ | 23 December 2012

Posted on 12/23/2012 2:45:34 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Apache co-pilot Prince Harry launched a missile attack on the Taliban in a devastating airstrike in Afghanistan.

The 27-year-old was called in to provide air support to troops and discharged a 100lb Hellfire missile.

The attack happened in late October, shortly after the prince returned to Afghanistan for his second tour of duty as gunship co-pilot.

Captain Harry Wales – as he is known in the Army – is a co-pilot gunner in the Apache unit which has the highest ‘kill rate’ in the war.

As the co-pilot gunner, Harry commands missions, fire the weapons, navigates and sometimes take over the controls.

The two-crew gunship – nicknamed the ‘flying tank’ – is used by UK forces in Afghanistan to smash the Taliban, gather intelligence and provide support for soldiers on the ground.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: afghanwar; princeharry

1 posted on 12/23/2012 2:45:39 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

The crusades live on....


2 posted on 12/23/2012 2:50:41 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
State-controlled media working hard to rehabilitate Harry's public image.
3 posted on 12/23/2012 2:53:52 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: MinorityRepublican

And he was trained here in America on how to fly the Apache..


4 posted on 12/23/2012 2:56:46 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: MinorityRepublican
...and discharged a 100lb Hellfire missile.

LOL! I love the way the Brits talk. They are so tidy and neat.

5 posted on 12/23/2012 2:56:55 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Apache gunships; made right here in Mesa, Arizona. Gotta admit it's a little unnerving to see one coming straight at you as you're driving up the road.


6 posted on 12/23/2012 2:57:43 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: fidelis

Every red state ‘neighborhood watch’ group should have one of those...


7 posted on 12/23/2012 3:01:21 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

100 lbs is around $200...


8 posted on 12/23/2012 3:04:41 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

>>LOL! I love the way the Brits talk. They are so tidy and neat.<<

From the people that brought us the word “snogging.”


9 posted on 12/23/2012 3:13:13 PM PST by freedumb2003 (MOLON LABE)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I say the UK press should give him a new nick-name

HELLFIRE HARRY


10 posted on 12/23/2012 3:15:04 PM PST by PGR88
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To: freedumb2003
100 lbs is around $200...
I see what you did there.
11 posted on 12/23/2012 3:18:59 PM PST by Bratch
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To: fidelis
Apache gunships; made right here in Mesa, Arizona. Gotta admit it's a little unnerving to see one coming straight at you as you're driving up the road.

It should. ;~)

12 posted on 12/23/2012 3:21:00 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
This is his second time in theater. It would seem Harry takes his oath seriously. I'm willing to cut him some slack.

CC

13 posted on 12/23/2012 3:21:28 PM PST by Celtic Conservative
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To: MinorityRepublican
Inside the Prince's killing machine: Prince Harry returns to Afghanistan to fly Apache helicopters in fight against Taliban


14 posted on 12/23/2012 3:26:44 PM PST by Bratch
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To: MinorityRepublican

Raises hell in Las Vegas
Catches hell for Las Vegas
Fires hell in Afghanistan


15 posted on 12/23/2012 4:20:52 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Incorrigible
Raises hell in Las Vegas
Catches hell for Las Vegas
Fires hell in Afghanistan

Sounds like a fully qualified attack pilot to me. Good hunting!

16 posted on 12/23/2012 4:23:42 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Give ‘Em Hell, Harry!


17 posted on 12/23/2012 4:24:38 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; All

truth is, he has put his life on the line more than once in his previous deployment - and then had the guts and brains to get trained in the apache - and is again ‘out there’ - life on the line.

You?

Do tell us of your heroic exploits.


18 posted on 12/23/2012 4:30:20 PM PST by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

So? Harry is the real deal and so is his brother and father and grandmother, the queen. All have served and honorably without question of risk. I have nothing but respect for that family for doing so.


19 posted on 12/23/2012 5:34:34 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
I used to fly one when I was a kid in 1986.

It was my first computer game.

20 posted on 12/23/2012 5:53:17 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: TADSLOS

Yeah, Harry would have had a great time at Tailhook. A lot of my Air Force colleagues were regular attendees, since the Vegas gathering was held less than 20 miles from Nellis AFB, but once the scandal broke, you couldn’t find anyone at Nellis who would admit (publicly) to being a Tailhook attendee.

Of course, I was never there, but my USAF Weapons School T-shirt features a design that was created on the back of a cocktail napkin—in a Tailhook suite—by the legendary aviation cartoonist Hank Caruso. He did an impressive job, even after a few adult beverages.


21 posted on 12/23/2012 6:11:36 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: CodeToad

When was the last time we had a POTUS, or a family member thereof, actually in combat? I mean JFK managed to wreck his PT boat, Johnson got a silver star for what was probably all hype.

I think only GHWB and Teddy Roosevelt were the ones to get within shooting distance in the last century or so, Well Truman was in Artillery in WW1..... Harry has more balls than the last 3 presidents we’ve had put together.


22 posted on 12/23/2012 6:17:11 PM PST by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
The military's Preparation H for Muzzies on jihad!



A couple up the old tailpipe is guaranteed to reduce or eliminate the inflammation caused by Islamic hatred!
23 posted on 12/23/2012 6:43:59 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

With a new royal heir on the way, there is less need for ‘a spare’ prince. Harry has to demonstrate his usefulness somehow.


24 posted on 12/23/2012 7:31:51 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: MinorityRepublican

I climbed up to the cockpit of Huey Cobra Attack chopper at a museum near here. I don’t think anyone with more than a 32” waist could fit inside it.

I wonder if the Apache has the same confines?


25 posted on 12/23/2012 7:44:47 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: dfwgator

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Dirty Harry

Can we petition the Crown to bestow these titles on him ?


26 posted on 12/24/2012 2:24:19 AM PST by Einherjar ( Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job But I get no offers...)
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To: Einherjar

I bet he’d like “The In Law Harry Wales” better


27 posted on 12/25/2012 1:38:56 PM PST by Gertie
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