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US Navy and US Navy Corps: books - history and aircraft

A book on aircraft of the American Navy? Here are books on the history, deployment and aircraft of the US Navy and the US Navy Corps until 1945.

Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy, 1910-1949

This thorough study of the history, development and service of floatplanes carried on battleships and cruisers documents a long neglected subject for the first time in over 400 photographs.

From the 1920s through World War II, aircraft operating from catapults were used for spotting gunfire and scouting ahead of the fleet. Flying these planes was unique and the dramatic launching and recovery operations are covered by both photographs and text.
Colors and markings are detailed and special attention has been paid to images showing catapult and ship details for both the ship and aircraft modeler.

The assignment of all aircraft by type, totals, squadrons and ship is given annually from 1942 to 1949. In addition to rare photos of all of the experimental aircraft that were tested for this purpose, an addition chapter covers floatplanes used on small ships and submarine.

Author:William T. Larkins
Specs:272 pages, 29 x 22.5 x 2.5 cm / 11.4 x 8.9 x 0.98 in, hardback
Illustrations:over 400 b&w photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2004)
EAN:9780764300882
Book: Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy, 1910-1949

Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy, 1910-1949

Language: English

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America's Navy and Marine Corps Airplanes : Post-World War I to the Present

A detailed pictorial review of U.S. Navy airplanes from the end of World War I to the present day. All mission types are covered, including fighters, scout dive and torpedo bombers, patrol planes, utility planes, and trainers. Many variants of basic types are shown with photos and data from informative captions.

An introduction is provided for each mission category, and explanations of airplane designations are provided. Striking changes in U.S. naval airplane designs through almost eight decades of progress can be seen from the earliest wood, wire, and fabric craft to the latest types entering the naval inventory.
The photo coverage is excellent, with many never before published pictures of Navy types.

Author:Francis H. Dean
Specs:416 pages, 28.5 x 22.5 x 3.6 cm / 11.2 x 8.9 x 1.42 in, hardback
Illustrations:1200+ b&w photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2004)
EAN:9780764305573
Book: America's Navy and Marine Corps Airplanes : Post-World War I to the Present

America's Navy and Marine Corps Airplanes : Post-World War I to the Present

Language: English

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Float Planes & Flying Boats - The U.S. Coast Guard and Early Naval Aviation

A visual and written history that will come alive for the reader, who will learn that enormous creativity was involved in the birth, development and advancement of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard air forces and their aircrew's capabilities.

Author:Robert B. Workman
Specs:288 pages, 26 x 18.5 x 2.8 cm / 10.25 x 7.3 x 1.1 in, hardback
Illustrations:280 photographs
Publisher:Naval Institute Press (USA, 2012)
EAN:9781612511078
Book: Float Planes & Flying Boats - The U.S. Coast Guard and Early Naval Aviation

Float Planes & Flying Boats - The U.S. Coast Guard and Early Naval Aviation

Language: English

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Trägerflugzeuge der US Navy und der Marines - seit 1945

Die US Navy und Marines betreiben derzeit rund 3700 Flugzeuge. Die meist von Trägern aus eingesetzten Maschinen können alle "klassischen" militärischen Rollen übernehmen - vom Kampfhubschrauber über Aufklärer, fliegenden Kommandoposten, Bomber bis hin zu Luftüberlegenheitsjägern.
Legendäre Maschinen gab es seit 1945 zu Hauf, die F-4 Phantom, A-7 Corsair, E-2 Hawkeye, F-14 Tomcat, S-3 Viking oder F/A-18 Hornet/Super Hornet sind Beispiele.

Pages of the book Tragerflugzeuge der US Navy + Marines - seit 1945 (1)

Heute kommen zunehmend Senkrechtstarter wie die F-35C oder Kampfdrohnen zum Einsatz. Sämtliche Maschinen seit 1945 werden in Wort und Bild Thema dieses Buches sein.

Pages of the book Tragerflugzeuge der US Navy + Marines - seit 1945 (2)

Author:Heiko Thiesler
Specs:176 pages, 26.5 x 23 cm / 10.4 x 9.1 in, hardback
Illustrations:180 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2019)
Series:Flugzeugtypen
EAN:9783613041677
Book: Trägerflugzeuge der US Navy und der Marines - seit 1945

Trägerflugzeuge der US Navy und der Marines - seit 1945

Language: German

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United States Naval Aviation 1910-1918

"United States Naval Aviation 1910-1918" for the first time provides a comprehensive study of the formation and initial deployment of naval aviation in a world war.

The author of this book has compiled into one source a complete history of the early development of naval aviation in the United States. He then discusses the manner and role that the naval aviation service applied to the war effort during 1917-1918.
The book covers not only the subject of naval aircraft, but also describes the activities of the Navy in the field of lighter-than-air craft.

Specific information is provided on each of the Naval Air Stations constructed and operated, both domestically as well as in Foreign Service during the War. Detailed discussion is also provided regarding the role of Marine Corps aviation during this time period.

Author:Noel C. Shirley
Specs:336 pages, 29 x 22 x 3 cm / 11.4 x 8.7 x 1.18 in, hardback
Illustrations:over 320 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2004)
EAN:9780764311796
Book: United States Naval Aviation 1910-1918

United States Naval Aviation 1910-1918

Language: English

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United States Naval Aviation 1911-2014 - Rare photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War)

From humble beginnings in 1911 with floatplanes, by the 1930s, the US Navy possessed dirigibles and were introducing fighter planes. By the start of WW2, monoplane fighters were replacing bi-planes and a major aircraft carrier build was underway.

Fighters such as the Grumman FLF Hellcat and Vought F4U Corsair were joined by carrier attack aircraft such as the Dauntless, Devastator and Helldriver. As well as carrier-borne aircraft, others operated from shorebases using both wheels and floats.

Post WW2, jet aircraft took over from prop driven, and famous early examples were the Shooting Star and McDonnell Phantom, which saw action in Korea. By Vietnam the F4 Phantom II, Skyhawk and Intruder were in service. As well as these fighter attack aircraft were the Lockheed Viking, anti-sub and nuclear capable Douglas Skywarrior.

Post Vietnam the F14 Tomcat and Hornet came into service along with the Prowler (Electronic warfare) and Hawkeye (early warning). These aircraft were complemented by a range of helicopters from the massive Super Stallion, through Sea Kings, Seasprites and Seahawks.

Today the Super Hornets predominates along with an impressive multi-capable range of aircraft and helicopters. All these and more are described in expert detail and illustrated in this fine book. Future projects are also covered.

Author:Michael Green
Specs:160 pages, 25 x 19 x 1.3 cm / 9.8 x 7.5 x 0.51 in, paperback
Illustrations:250 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2015)
Series:Images of War
EAN:9781473822252
Book: United States Naval Aviation 1911-2014 - Rare photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War)

United States Naval Aviation 1911-2014 - Rare photographs from Wartime Archives

Language: English

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