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Bravo Two Zero 
Andy McNab
Hornets over Kuwait 
Jay A. Stout
It Doesn't Take a Hero 
H. Norman, General Schwarzkopf
Storm over Iraq :
Air Power and the Gulf War

Richard P. Hallion
Into the Storm : A Study in Command 
Tom Clancy,
Frederick M. Franks
Crusade : The Untold
Story of the Persian
Gulf War
Rick Atkinson
Strike Eagle : Flying the
F-15E in the Gulf War
William Smallwood
The Generals' War : The
Inside Story of the Conflict in the Gulf 
Michael R. Gordon,
Bernard E., General Trainor

Every Man a Tiger 
Tom Clancy,
Frederick M. Franks

Oliver Hazard Perry Class--FFG

Displacement:	3,585 tons
Length:	445 feet
Beam:	49 feet
Speed:	29 knots
Power:	Two gas turbines, one shafts
	40,00 shaft horsepower.
Aircraft:	Platform for SH-60 Seahawk Helicopter
Armament:	One 76mm gun
	Six torpedo tubes
	One Phalanx  anti-missile gun
	Harpoon Anti-Ship missiles

The role of Frigates will be in escorting aircraft carriers along with protecting amphibious forces. Two Oliver Hazard Perry Class vessels, the Stark and the Samuel B. Roberts were damaged in the Persian Gulf during Kuwaiti tanker reflagging operations in 1987. The Samuel B. Roberts was struck by a mine and the Stark was hit by an Iraqi-fired Exocet missile which killed 37.

Iraqi Counterpart--
Iraq has four frigates of the Italian-made, Lupo class. However, their delivery to Iraq has been held up pending the war. They are slightly smaller than the Oliver Hazard Perry Class, but come fully armed with anti-ship missiles, torpedoes and a 127mm deck gun. Iraq also has one other Yugoslavian-made frigate which it uses for training purposes and will likely be pressed into active military service in the Gulf crisis.

Actions in the Gulf--
Despite the Iraqi Navy's and Air Force's inability to fight, frigates were called on to escort larger ships and defend them from attack. Several frigates, including the U.S.S. Curts and the U.S.S. Nicholas did undertake offensive operations, attacking Iraqi oil platforms and ships and capturing a number of enemy prisoners of war. Frigates also played a large role in the interception of merchant vessels.

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