Fleet Air Arm Carrier War

Kev Darling

 
Date Published :
March 2010
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
illustrated throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781844159031
Pages : 352
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$50.00

Overview
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This is the story of British naval flying from aircraft carriers, from its conception in World War I to the present day. It includes the types of aircraft and the men who flew them, the carriers and the evolution of their designs, the theaters of war in which they served and their notable achievements and tragedies. It traces navy flying from the early days of the biplane, through the rapid developments during World War Two to the post-war introduction of jet-powered flight. The British inventions of the angled flight deck and later vertical landing jets revolutionized sea warfare and allowed the carrier to play a vital part in many recent land wars when naval aircraft flew in support of Allied land forces. Although the British carriers have always been smaller than their American counterparts, the Royal Navy and its aircraft have always been in the van of the development of ships and aircraft. This is the proud history of British Naval flying and ships such as HMS Eagle, HMS Hermes, HMS Glorious, HMS Ark Royal and many more.

About The Author
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Kev Darling has written many aviation books such as P-51 Mustang, Warbirdtech 28: English Electric Lightning and Merlin-powered Spitfires. He is one of Britain's most highly respected aviation authors.

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