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Flat-Tops and Fledglings: a History of American Aircraft Carriers.


Edité par A. S. Barnes and Company, 1971
ISBN 10: 0498076415 / ISBN 13: 9780498076411
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Titre : Flat-Tops and Fledglings: a History of ...

Éditeur : A. S. Barnes and Company

Date d'édition : 1971

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre : Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Good

Edition : First Edition

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530 pages, approximately 400 illustrations, cloth, DJ, very good. A history of each of the U. S. Carriers built from the Langley (AV-3) of 1925 to the nuclear powered Nimitz (CVA-N-68). Also includes illustrations and specifications of carrier aircraft and a section on medals and commendations. Excellent illustrations. A useful reference work. From the publisher: "Flat-Tops And Fledglings TRACES THE HISTORY OF THE American aircraft carrier from the early days of the twenties and thirties of experiment and theory which would not be proven until the outbreak of World War II when the aircraft carrier became the backbone of ou task force in the Pacific and Atlantic campaigns. The role of the aircraft carrier in Korea, the cold war period and the Vietnam conflict is described at length. The second section of the book details aircraft that have operated from the decks of the carriers since October 17, 1922 when It. Cmdr V. C. Griffin made the first take-off from the Langley piloting a VE-7SF, to the present day A7A Corsair II just assigned to carriers of the Pacific and Atlantic Fleets. The book closes with awards earned by the carriers in time of peace and war, showing the eligibility dates of each ship. The book also includes over 400 illustrations. ". N° de réf. du libraire 35495

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