A Century of Carrier Aviation

The Evolution of Ships and Shipborne Aircraft
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Published:May 1, 2009
By David Hobbs (Author)

Written by a retired Fleet Air Arm pilot in the Royal Navy and an award-winning historian of naval flying, this book provides a masterly overview of the history of aviation in the world's navies down to the present day. Heavily illustrated from the author's comprehensive collection of photographs, the book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in navies or air power. The author charts the progress and growing effectiveness of naval air power, concentrating on the advances and inventions that allowed shipborne aircraft to match their land-based counterparts and looking at their contributions to twentieth-century warfare.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Ship Design & Reference
  • Hardback : 320 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (May 1, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 1591140234
  • ISBN-13: 9781591140238
  • Product Dimensions: 10 X 11.5 in
  • Shipping Weight: 56.16 oz
  • “This is a coffee-table sized book: its price reflects its size and large number of pictures. But historians, military professionals, and naval enthusiasts will find it informative, entertaining, and worth the price.” — Air Power History

DAVID HOBBS served in the Royal Navy as a pilot and later became the curator of the Fleet Air Arm Museum. He has since established himself as an authoritative writer on naval aviation topics, with more than a dozen highly regarded books to his name.

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