World War II US Fast Carrier Task Force Tactics 1943–45

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World War II US Fast Carrier Task Force Tactics 1943–45

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A succinct but detailed illustrated explanation of the techniques by which the ships and aircraft of the US Fast Carrier Task Forces achieved their victories over the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Drawing on difficult-to-access wartime documents and other contemporary sources, this is the first compact, illustrated study of the tactics and techniques of the US fast carriers of Task Forces 50, 58 and 38 during the naval war against Japan in 1943--45.

This title concentrates on exactly how these highly successful forces actually operated: their composition in ships, aircraft, and men; the essential technology at their disposal; the evolving doctrine for their employment; the opposition and dangers they faced; and how they overcame them at the tactical level. It explains in straightforward terms the intricate details of topics such as how ships maneuvered, how aircraft were deployed and recovered, the formations and approaches used by fighters, dive-bombers, and torpedo-bombers against naval and land targets, and how Task Forces defended themselves. The text is supported by a wide range of wartime photos and full-color illustrations, showing, for example, the formations employed by ships and aircraft, with altitudes and ranges throughout the course of attacks.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Composition
Organization
Air Group Equipment & Organization
Operations & Tactics
Surface Combat
Air Combat
Conclusion
Select Bibliography
Index

Product details

Published Feb 18 2020
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472836564
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Black & white and colour photos.
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Elite
Short code ELI 232
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Brian Lane Herder

Brian Lane Herder graduated with a BA in History f…

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Adam Hook

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his wo…

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