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Aircraft Carriers of the United States Navy By Michael Green

Aircraft Carriers of the United States Navy by Michael Green

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Summary

Mighty aircraft carriers epitomise America's global supremacy and power projection. This title covers nearly a century of naval history.

Aircraft Carriers of the United States Navy Summary

Aircraft Carriers of the United States Navy: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives by Michael Green

In 1922 the US Navy commissioned its first small experimental aircraft carrier. This was followed into service by two much larger and capable carriers in 1927 with five more being built prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor including three large Yorktown class. To take the offensive against the Japanese Navy, the American Congress funded by far the largest carrier building programme in history based on the Essex class, a larger version of the pre-war Yorktown vessels. Of the twenty-six ordered, fourteen were commissioned in time to see Second World War service. These were joined by many smaller classes of carriers, including light carriers and escort carriers. Post-war ever larger and more capable carriers were commissioned. Since 1975, when the first of a fleet of ten nuclear-powered Nimitz class carriers was commissioned, they have epitomized United States superpower status and worldwide power projection. These are due to be replaced in the decades to come with the even more sophisticated nuclear-powered Gerald R. Ford class. Compiled and written by Michael Green, Aircraft Carriers of the United States Navy contains superb images of all the different types of classes of carriers employed by the US Navy since 1922. These and its highly informative text and captions give the reader a broad overview of this fascinating subject.

Aircraft Carriers of the United States Navy Reviews

"This book contains superb images of all the different types of classes of carriers employed by the US Navy since 1922. These and its highly informative text and captions give the reader a broad overview of this fascinating subject."--Warship World

About Michael Green

Michael Green is a much published author and collector specializing in military and naval history. His works in the popular Images of War Series include The Patton Tank (2012), Russian Armour in the Second World War (2013) and Armoured Warfare in the Vietnam War (2013). He lives in Daly City, California.

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GOR011269982
9781783376100
1783376104
Aircraft Carriers of the United States Navy: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives by Michael Green
Used - Like New
Paperback
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
2015-04-30
200
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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