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About The Show

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.

Episodes

Episode 1

Off to War

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.

Episode 2

On the Frontline

Mike heads to the frontline in Musa Qala, to see the weaponry used against the Taliban, including the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle.

Episode 3

Attacking the Taliban

Mike faces the Taliban's deadliest weapon: improvised explosive devices, seeing Dragon Runner bomb diffusers and vehicles used to clear them

Episode 4

Supplying the Troops

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.

Episode 5

Protecting the Troops

Mike investigates the contentious issue of soldier's kit by trying out Osprey body armour and testing the SA80 combat rifle.

Episode 6

Combat Support

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.

Episode 7

Casualties and Recovery

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.

Episode 8

Mike's War

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.