AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO MODERN NAVAL AVIATION AND AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

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This is a magnificently illustrated colour directory of the major air - capable ships, and shipborne and land - based aircraft in service with the world's maritime forces in the early 1980's.

Caractéristiques

Format 23 x 13 x 2 cm
Nbr. de pages 159
Finition Reliure collée
Année d’édition 1983
Langue Anglais
Etat du livre Un petit peu abîmé
Auteur John Jordan
Editeur Salamander Books Ltd.

Description

Aviation book
The Development of Naval Aviation Postwar
The two most important influences on carrier aviation in the immediate postwar period were the atomic bomb and jet aircraft. The atomic bomb, used only in the closing stages of the war against Japan, had serious implications for the future role of the aircraft carrier ; indeed, there were many who felt that the operation of carrier task forces would be rendered impossible in the context of atomic warfare. Only the United Kingdom and the United States possessed carriers in 1945, and the state of the British economy in the immediate postwar period precluded new construction, so the Royal Navy had to be content to soldier on with its force of relatively small warbuilt carriers in the hope that funds would be forthcoming to complete at least some of the vessels already laid down. ( ... )
Extract from page No. 6.
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