Carrier Aviation in the 21st Century

Aircraft carriers and their units in detail

A status and outlook about the 21st century carrier aviation all over the world
Date Published :
February 2018
Publisher :
Harpia Publishing
Editor :
Thomas Newdick
Illustration :
full color throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9780997309225
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 11 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The modern aircraft carrier is without doubt one of the most exciting and hazardous operating environments in the field of warfare. The ‘flattop’ is a symbol of global military power without parallel, and it remains a capability beyond reach of all but the most well equipped navies. With the detail, precision and accuracy expected of Harpia Publishing, this latest volume provides a force report of the various air components and associated vessels fielded by those select nations that field fixed-wing-capable aircraft carriers.

About The Author

An aviation and defence writer and editor, Thomas Newdick is based in Germany, from where he has researched and written numerous articles for various specialist magazines and journals examining aviation – both military and civilian, 20th century military history, and defence technology. He is a regular contributor to Combat Aircraft and Aircraft Illustrated magazines. He is on the editorial staff of both Guideline Publications and Aeroplane.


"Overall, this book provides a nice foundation for understanding the state of carrier aviation into the first seventeen years of this century."

- Air Power History

“This mighty tome examines all aspects of carrier aviation…a well-balanced volume, with plenty of high-quality colour photos.”

- Airfix Model World

“The book has multiple razor sharp pictures of the carriers and planes that are stationed on it...Another great book of Harpia Publishing in their magnificent series of editions. 5 stars.”


"I thoroughly enjoyed this timely, picture-packed tome. Make it your handbook on today's aircraft carrier operations. Robustly recommended!"

- Cybermodeler

Carrier Aviation in the 21st Century is a good read, providing an excellent introduction to contemporary naval aviation for the casual reader, and much worthwhile reference material to the professional or academic: this reviewer found the book a valuable source of background information during a recent project...would be a worthy addition to bookshelves.”

- Naval Review

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