World War I Seaplane and Aircraft Carriers

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World War I Seaplane and Aircraft Carriers

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In 1910 the first aircraft was successfully launched from a small wooden platform on a stationary ship. Just four years later, seaplane-carrying warships were being used to launch the first naval air raids, and by 1918 the first aircraft carrier to feature a full-length flight deck was in service. High quality artwork and historical photographs help author Mark Lardas tell the fascinating story of the pioneering years of naval aviation, covering such historic clashes as the Japanese siege of Tsingtao, the British raid against German Zeppelin bases at Cuxhaven and the Battle of Jutland, which saw the first airplane take part in a naval battle. Through detailed analysis he explores their development from hastily adapted merchant ships to the launch of HMS Argus, the first aircraft carrier to have a full-length flight deck, and shows how they paved the way for the aircraft carriers of the future.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Design and Development of Seaplane Carriers /The Royal Navy's Aircraft Carriers /Operational History /Conclusion /Bibliography /Index

Product details

Published 22 Sep 2016
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472813787
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 238
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

Mark Lardas

Mark Lardas has been fascinated by things related…

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Paul Wright

Paul Wright has painted ships of all kinds for mos…

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