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

Description

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.

Product details

Published May 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780968100
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 14 col
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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