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What did they hit us with? ’ The air used to be clearing with the draft from the damaged home windows, yet Revell nonetheless discovered each one breath hot to his throat. ‘A couple of MIGs popped over a hill and dumped napalm and retarded bombs correct around the best. The Strikers took out one, yet that was once too overdue. ’ ‘The Rapiers! ’ the recent Russian tactic had labored on them; if a similar blind- part procedure was once used opposed to the farm it will possibly prevail. Revell knew they daren’t allow that occur. If it did, then virtually half the valley may fall outdoor the protecting umbrella of the shorter-range guns they deployed from the ruins. a formal defence of the advanced could now not be attainable. ‘Get each computerized weapon up on best. ’ He became to Voke. ‘I wish each person who understands the way to aspect a rifle. No exceptions, strolling wounded in addition. inform them to snatch something that may settle for a magazine or belt. there have been no longer even piles of cinders to mark the place the Striker groups had perished. Blast and hearth had obliterated them thoroughly. Small swimming pools of jellied petrol nonetheless burned and the very stones have been sizzling to touch. All their cautious paintings were completely destroyed. each sandbagged place were flattened, leaving in basic terms the smouldering shreds of jute between their scattered contents. ‘You fireplace at whatever that hasn’t obtained its toes at the floor. ’ Revell’s shout carried. ‘You open fireplace in case you see it, you cease if you happen to can’t. ’ He swapped his wrestle shotgun for a well-worn M60, draping a spare belt over his shoulders and laying extra at his toes. He checked out the neat coils, and questioned in the event that they will be sufficient. That’s if he received the opportunity to fireplace off any of them. TWENTY The air used to be heavy with petrol fumes and shimmered with the warmth swiftly being surrendered by way of the cloth of the fortress. they discovered what hide they can, braced themselves and strained to listen to the process of the subsequent assault. A roaring blast of noise assaulted their ears as 3 MIG 27s screamed over a ridge and hurtled towards them. Streams of multicoloured tracer hosed skyward and the massed clatter of the guns drowned the rattle of the cascade of shell circumstances pouring onto and among the stones. Firing its six-barrel gatling cannon, the lead airplane flashed over the ruins, directly into and during the arcing strains of metal and phosphorus. 5 of the aircraft’s exterior pylons have been hung with ordnance, and as he poured a complete belt into the MIGs abdominal, Voke questioned nearly absently what the possibilities have been in their massed barrage detonating all or a part of that deadly shipment. items fell from the airplane however it didn’t deviate from its direction, and swooped down into the valley heading without delay on the farm, trailing a skinny filament of gasoline vapour. It ran head-first right into a Rapier missile and dissolved in an incandescent ball of flame. the next fighter bombers sheered clear of the wall of flak, and just a couple of damaged traces of tracer got here shut as they veered again on the right track and bore directly for the farm. dual stabs of flame marked the takeoff of extra missiles, yet while they hurled themselves towards the MIGs, the jets have been utilizing greatest thrust, afterburners sparkling white sizzling, in a wild jinking sequence of sharp turns to boost out of the valley.