Proceedings Magazine - May 1961 Vol. 87/5/699

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Mobile, flexible and versatile-these are the words that Navy proponents apply to the modern attack aircraft carrier. Obsolete, vulnerable and exorbitantly expensive are adjectives that are applied...

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  • The Name Enterprise
    By Harry B. Hahn

    The first Enterprise was a 70-ton sloop which originally belonged to the British and cruised on Lake Champlain to supply their posts in Canada. After the capture of Fort Ticonderoga by the Americans on 10 May 1775, she became the object...

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  • The Attack Carrier - Mobile Might
    By Commander Albert H. Vito, Jr., U.S. Navy

    Mobile, flexible and versatile-these are the words that Navy proponents apply to the modern attack aircraft carrier. Obsolete, vulnerable and exorbitantly expensive are adjectives that are applied on occasions by others. Perhaps no single weapon...

  • Marine Corps Aviation
    By Lieutenant Colonel Marshall R. Tutton, U. S. Marine Corps

    Fifty years ago the Marine Corps was searching, as it is today, for new weapons and techniques which would increase its combat capability as a military force-in-readiness. The new weapon found was the airplane, a controversial device, which was...

  • The Future of the Seaplane
    By Lieutenant D. P. Kirchner, U. S. Navy

    Among those interested in seaplanes there is a growing feeling of frustration and defeat. Seaplanes, which not so long ago were very important factors in long range transport and patrol aviation, now appear to be fading from the scene. Yet...

  • Interplanetary Navigation
    By Lieutenant Commander R. B. Robinson, U. S. Navy

    With the advent of "fellow-travelers" about the sun and their portent of things to come, it is appropriate that we who have long looked to the heavenly bodies to find our way, look now to the problem of finding our way among these...

  • Student Aviators and Naval Aviation
    By Ensign David D. Sullivan, U. S. Navy

    Watch a flight of Navy carrier planes sweep across the sky, and notice how heads turn to follow them. Among civilians and non-flying naval officers, the usual reaction is "Why would a man want to fly those things? Every minute up there is...

  • Project Transit - Navigation Satellite
    By Captain Robert F. Freitag, U. S. Navy

    " . .. So if we only had a ring like that, not round the equator of the world- as Saturn's ring is around Saturn- but vertical to the plane of the equator, as the brass ring of an artificial globe goes, only far higher in proportion,-...

  • Those Wonderful Naval Aviators
    By Captain David Nash, U.S. Navy

    In 1938, when I was being actively recruited for aviation duty by my flying shipmates in USS Nashville, I was led to believe that there was something special about aviators. It was implied that I was a bit of a dolt if I couldn't...

  • Naval Aviation's First Year
    By Gerald E. Wheeler

    This year the nation celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of naval aviation. No one day or event in 1911 can be claimed to mark the "birth" of the Navy's air arm, at least not without contention from the historian, but few will...

  • The Navy Spreads Its Golden Wings
    By Vice Admiral Gerald F. Bogan, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    In 1912, the entire Naval Air Arm was based on the Severn River near the Engineering Experiment Station. It consisted of a few hydroplanes. Occasionally, at the Naval Academy, wide-eyed Plebes would be thrilled by the sight of the daring young...

  • From Box Kites to Swept-Back Wings (Pictorial)
  • Comment and Discussion
  • Book Reviews and Book List

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  • Professional Notes, Notebook and Progress

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  • The Grumman A2F-1 Intruder
    By Senior Chief Journalist Joseph E. Oglesby, U. S. Navy

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  • When Airpower Rode on Paddle Wheels
    By Commander John D. Alden, U. S. Navy

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