US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922–45

Prewar classes

US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922–45 cover

US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922–45

Prewar classes

Description

The USS Langley, the first American aircraft carrier, entered service in 1922. Despite being converted into an aircraft tender, it was the first step in a new direction for the US Navy and naval warfare. This book covers the design, development and operation of USN aircraft carriers built prior to World War II, including their aircraft and weaponry. It also explains their various successes and losses such as the first carrier vs carrier battle at Midway; the battle of the Coral Sea; the battle of the Philippine Sea; and the Operation Torch landings.

Product details

Published May 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780968094
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 43 b/w; 7 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 114
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

Mark Stille

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Illustrator

Tony Bryan

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