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Book: Special Operations Command
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 08:22 AM UTC


Tim hatton [litespeed] takes a look at SAM Publications US Air Force Special Operations Command, the first book in their new range, MDF Extra. The book gives the reader a glimpse into the rather secretive world of the United States Air Forces Special Operation Command. Written by Rick Llinares and Andy Evans takes a look at the aircraft and equipment of this unit.


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Herchealer
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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011 - 12:53 AM UTC
Thanks for the review. Just glancing at some of the reference pictures though show some errors. The picture of the cockpit of the MC-130H Talon II is not correct it has a glass cockpit. Also the color reference drawings for the shadow is also incorrect. 64-14853 was never a MC-130P combat shadow. Good work put into the book though. Without actually having a copy could not tell you what else is wrong. I have spent 16 years around AFSOC assets, so it is noce to see a book dedicated to us.

Herky
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Posted: Friday, November 04, 2011 - 12:53 PM UTC
Looks like a good book, but I don't know why they have the ABCCC or Compass Call aircraft in it. Neither of them are AFSOC assets; they belong to ACC.
Herchealer
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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 05:27 PM UTC
The EC-130 Commando Solo is an AFSOC asset, they belong to the 193 SOW . However you are correct the the ABCCC and Compass call are not one of us......

Herky