The SAS Fighting Techniques Handbook

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The SAS Fighting Techniques Handbook, New and Revised brings an insider's eye to the most secretive and demanding military techniques used by the SAS (Special Air Service-England's equivalent of the United States Special Forces). Written by a former SAS commando, this fully illustrated book reveals the amazing tricks of their trade and includes up-to-date information on the role of technology in terrorism and changes in training in the post 9/11 era. Each technique or skill is an essential part of the SAS ...
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Overview

The SAS Fighting Techniques Handbook, New and Revised brings an insider's eye to the most secretive and demanding military techniques used by the SAS (Special Air Service-England's equivalent of the United States Special Forces). Written by a former SAS commando, this fully illustrated book reveals the amazing tricks of their trade and includes up-to-date information on the role of technology in terrorism and changes in training in the post 9/11 era. Each technique or skill is an essential part of the SAS Playbook to dealing with dangerous situations and has been previously unavailable to the public.

Learn: Survival, evasion, resistance, and escape techniques, How to use the sun's shadow to determine time and location, How to board an aircraft at 130 mph, Personal camouflage, How to read footprints in the field, Reconnaissance techniques for all environments-beach, woods, jungle, Essentials for an SAS survival pack, How to find food and adequate shelter in hostile environments, How to enter a submerged submarine, How to avoid being tracked, How to get your bearings without a compass, And much, much more!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585742837
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2001
  • Series: SAS Series
  • Edition description: 1ST LYONS
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.62 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry White served in the British army and has written two other books, along with contributing to numerous professional journals, newspapers, and magazines.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     ix
Mission Preparation     1
Insertion Across Borders and War Zones     3
Air Operations     58
Waterborne Operations     98
Operating Behind the Lines     123
The Mission     162
Disaster     225
Counterterrorism     250
Intelligence SOF and Agent Support Networks     287
Fighting Techniques of the Special Forces: Into the New Millennium     317
The World's Major Special Operational Forces     357
Bibliography     369
Index     373
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