US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922–45

US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922–45

Prewar classes

New Vanguard 114
  • Author: Mark Stille
  • Illustrator: Tony Bryan
  • Short code: NVG 114
  • Publication Date: 12 Oct 2005
  • Number of Pages: 48
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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.

Biographical Note

Commander (retired) Mark E Stille served as a career Naval Intelligence Officer, spending over five years of his naval career assigned to various US Navy carriers. He continues to work in this field in a civilian capacity. He holds an MA from the Naval War College and has had several wargames published. This is his second book for Osprey. He lives in Virginia, USA. Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator with many years' experience. He initially qualified in Engineering and worked for a number of years in Military Research and Development. He has a keen interest in military hardware - armor, small arms, aircraft and ships. Tony has produced many illustrations for partworks, magazines and books, including a number of titles in the New Vanguard series. He is based in Dorset, UK.

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

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