Chengdu J-7 / F-7 Interceptor / Strike Fighter

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.

AH-1 AgustaWestland Apache Attack Helicopter

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.

MiG-29 Fulcrum

The Valkyries fly this amazing jet fighter in Tess: The Flight of the Valkyries


The Valkyries learned how to dogfight with this jet

Dassault Mirage 2000 Jet Fighter

This plane was Claudine's jet fighter while she was a pilot in the French Air Force.

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Lamborghini Huracán

In Tess: The Abomination of Human Trafficking, Tess scared the daylights out of Jake by driving this awesome car "enthusiastically" though the twists and turns of the mountains.

Cool Tech in the Tess Novels

Tess and her friends (and enemies) are always busy handling various planes, helicopters and cars.

A129 Mangusta Attack Helicopter

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.

Land Rover

Jake's favorite vehicle. Starred twice in Tess Valkyrie

A-10 Thunderbolt (Warthog)

Tess and Claudine fly the Warthog plane to rescue Yasmin from ISIS in Tess: Day of Reckoning.

OH-58 Kiowa Armed Scout and Reconnaissance and Light Attack Helicopter

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..

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AH-64D Apache Longbow

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.

UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter

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..

F-16 Fighting Falcon

In Tess Awakening, Jake called for two of these airplanes to bomb the house of a top terrorist in Iraq.


Mil Mi-24 (Hind) Helicopter

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.

MD 500 Defender Helicopter

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.