Skip to comments.Prince Harry fires 100lb Hellfire missile in Afghanistan airstrike attack on the Taliban
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.
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The crusades live on....
And he was trained here in America on how to fly the Apache..
LOL! I love the way the Brits talk. They are so tidy and neat.
Every red state ‘neighborhood watch’ group should have one of those...
100 lbs is around $200...
>>LOL! I love the way the Brits talk. They are so tidy and neat.<<
From the people that brought us the word “snogging.”
I say the UK press should give him a new nick-name
100 lbs is around $200...I see what you did there.
It should. ;~)
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!
Give ‘Em Hell, Harry!
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.
Do tell us of your heroic exploits.
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.
It was my first computer game.
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.
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.
With a new royal heir on the way, there is less need for ‘a spare’ prince. Harry has to demonstrate his usefulness somehow.
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?
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Can we petition the Crown to bestow these titles on him ?
I bet he’d like “The In Law Harry Wales” better
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