US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942–45

WWII-built ships

US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942–45 cover

US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942–45

WWII-built ships

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Aircraft carriers were the US Navy's principal weapon against Japan during the Pacific War. Development of the Essex class began in 1939, becoming the largest class of carrier ever to be built. Early in the Pacific War it became renowned for its 'Sunday Punch' of 36 fighter planes, 36 dive bombers, and 18 torpedo planes. Alongside the lighter Independence class, these carriers formed the formidable Fast Carrier Force in the Pacific. Featuring artwork detailing the interior and exterior features of the ships, this book explores their design, development, and the action they saw in the Pacific, including the climactic battles of Philippine Sea, Leyte Gulf, and Okinawa.

Table of Contents

Origins · Development · Chronology · The Essex Class · The Independence Class · Bibliography · Color Plate Commentary · Index

Product details

Published 07 Feb 2007
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781846030376
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 14 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 130
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Stille

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Illustrator

Tony Bryan

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