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Beautifully illustrated with such an amount of photographs, this excellent books depicts the United States naval air power in the 1980's.


Size 23 x 21 x 1 cm
Nbr. of pages 128
Book cover finish
Perfect paperback, offset varnish 
Année d’édition 1986
Language English
ISBN 0 - 85045 - 639 - 8
Conditions VG
Author Jean - Pierre Montbazet
Collection & Serie Osprey Colour Series
Editor Osprey Publishing Limited


The publication of Super Carriers is the culmination of the author's enthusiasm for carrier aviation and his extensive programme of visits to the following U.S. Navy aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean Sea : U.S.S. Forrestal ( CV - 59 ), July 1981 ; Dwight D. Eisenhower ( CVN - 69 ), June 1982 ; Nimitz ( CVN - 68 ), January 1983 ; Coral Sea ( CV - 43 ), July 1983 ; America ( CV - 66 ), July 1984 ; and Saratoga ( CV - 60 ), August 1984.
( ... ) Super Carriers was photographed using Nikon cameras and lenses, loaded with Kodak Ektachrome and Kodachrome film.
Jean - Pierre Montbazet
Jean - Pierre Montbazet ( 8 mai 1950 ) was employed as a journalist by the French television station FR3 ( now France 3 ). He has published several books about military aviation ( mostly on naval air power ), such as : Wings of the 6th Fleet ( 1990 ), F - 14 Tomcat ( 1990 ), Supercarriers : Naval air power in action ( with Tony Holmes, 1990 ). ( sources :, )
Osprey Publishing Limited
In the 1960's, the Brooke Bond Tea Company began including a series of military aircraft cards with packages of their tea. The cards proved popular, and the artist Richard " Dick " Ward proposed the idea of publishing illustrated books about military aircraft. The idea was approved and a small subsidiary company called Osprey was formed in 1968. The company’s first book, North American P - 51D Mustang in U.S.A.A.F. - U.S.A.F. Service, was published in 1969. Soon after, Richard " Dick " Ward proposed trying the same idea with famous military units, and in 1971, the first Men - at - Arms title appeared. In the late 1970's, the firm was acquired by George Philip Ltd. In 1988, Philip was acquired by Reed International ; it was sold to the private equity firm Botts & Company. During these years, the firm grew steadily, adding new titles and new series to their catalogue. Although they have produced books of all types, the main focus remains on military history, particularly the military history of Britain. Osprey Publishing now publishes an average of 10 - 12 books a month. In 2014, Osprey and its imprints were sold by Alcuin Capital Partners. Angry Robot, Nourish and Watkins went to Etan Ilfeld while Osprey, Shire, Old House and British Wildlife went to Bloomsbury Publishing. ( source : Wikipedia )
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