USN Carriers vs IJN Carriers

The Pacific 1942

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USN Carriers vs IJN Carriers

The Pacific 1942

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The IJN was a pioneer in naval aviation, having commissioned the world's first carrier, which was used against the US fleet at Pearl Harbor. The Americans followed suit, initiating a huge aircraft carrier development program. As the War in the Pacific escalated into the largest naval conflict in history, the role of the carrier became the linchpin of American and Japanese naval strategy as these rival vessels found themselves locked in a struggle for dominance of this critical theater. This book provides an analysis of the variety of weaponry available to the rival carriers, in particular the embarked aircraft as well as the powerful ship-borne guns. Study the design and development of these revolutionary ships and 'live' the experiences of the rival airmen and gun crews as they battled for victory in a duel of skill, tenacity and guts.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · Design & Development · The strategic situation · Technical Specifications · The Combatants · Combat · Statistics & analysis · Aftermath/Conclusion · Bibliography

Product details

Published 10 Nov 2007
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781846032486
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 1 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Duel
Short code DUE 6
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Stille

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Ian Palmer

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Howard Gerrard

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