Mike is in Afghanistan examining a Chinook helicopter when it’s sent to evacuate wounded soldiers. As it comes under Taliban fire, the pilot is shot in the head.
Mike is in Afghanistan examining a Chinook helicopter when it's sent to evacuate wounded soldiers. As it comes under Taliban fire, the pilot is shot in the head.
Mike heads to the frontline in Musa Qala, to see the weaponry used against the Taliban, including the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle.
Mike faces the Taliban's deadliest weapon: improvised explosive devices, seeing Dragon Runner bomb diffusers and vehicles used to clear them
Mike joins a supply convoy going to the frontline won from the Taliban only days before. On the way, he looks at the Mastiff patrol vehicle.
Mike investigates the contentious issue of soldier's kit by trying out Osprey body armour and testing the SA80 combat rifle.
Mike takes a flight in the versatile Merlin helicopter to the Kajaki Dam in Helmand and examines the Lynx, the fastest helicopter in the world.
Mike tests the LPV400. It is the possible replacement for the Snatch Land Rover, in which more Coalition soldiers have died than in any other vehicle.
Mike looks back at his time in Afghanistan, including his brush with death, firing at Taliban positions with the 105mm gun and diffusing roadside bombs.