US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922–45

Prewar classes

US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922–45 cover

US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922–45

Prewar classes

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and development of the IJN carrier · Classes of carrier - including individual names and their background, specific design and construction, wartime modifications, operational history, evaluation, principal armament, radar sytem, and aircraft · Bibliography · Color plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published 12 Oct 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841768908
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 43 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 114
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Stille

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Tony Bryan

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