Jake's favorite vehicle. Starred twice in Tess Valkyrie
Tess uses the Black Hawk Helicopter frequently, starting with her first adventures in Tess Awakening and again in Tess Valkyries and Tess: The abomination of Human Trafficking..
Tess and Claudine fly the Warthog plane to rescue Yasmin form ISIS in Tess: Day of Reckoning.
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This aircraft was operated by Tess when she returned to Iraq in Tess Awakening. It was during this operation that Tess and Carmen, who was her co-pilot, became close friends..
In Tess: The Abomination of Human Trafficking, Tess scared the daylight out of Jake by driving this awesome car "enthusiastically" though the twists and turns of the mountains.
This plane was Claudine's jet fighter while she was a pilot in the French Air Force.
The AgustaWestland Apache is first seen in Tess: The Abomination of Human Trafficking. Tess and the team have spent months training Cambodian pilots in its use.
Tess and Carmen “borrowed” the helicopter from Nicola, who was commissioning the craft for delivery to the Iraqi Army. They used the chopper to damage General Amir’s Mil Mi-24 (Hind) Helicopter, enabling the team to capture him.
This helicopter is used in two of the Tess books. The first time, in Tess Valkyrie, she uses an Italian Mangusta attack helicopter in Iraq to damage and force the landing of an Iraqi Mi-24 Hind, thus enabling the team to capture her nemesis, General Amir al-Saadi.
Another craft shows up in Tess – The Abomination of Human Trafficking and this time it’s operated by team member Galina. Besides battling bad guys in Nigeria, Galina uses the helicopter to reach Claudine’s crippled MIG, thus saving her life.
The widely-exported Chengdu J-7 was nothing more than a Chinese license-production copy of the Soviet-era Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed. In Tess: The Abomination of Human Trafficking, Claudine used it during a battle with traffickers in Nigeria, but it malfunctioned due to poor maintenance and crashed. Claudine was extricated from the burning cockpit by Galina, who arrived in a Mi-24 (Hind) Helicopter.
Tess and her friends (and enemies) are always busy handling various planes, helicopters and cars.
In Tess Awakening, Jake called for two of these airplanes to bomb the house of a top terrorist in Iraq.
In Tess: The Abomination of Human Trafficking, two of these helicopters were used by traffickers to fight against the team when they were rescuing victims in Mexico. Tess and Galina used two Black Hawks borrowed by the army to dispatch them, thus saving hundreds of women from sexual slavery.
The Apache attack helicopter was used extensively in Tess Awakening and Tess Valkyrie. This craft is a revolutionary development in the history of war. It is essentially a flying tank — a helicopter designed to survive heavy attack and inflict massive damage. It can zero in on specific targets, day or night, even in terrible weather. As you might expect, it is a terrifying machine to ground forces.