A Century of Carrier Aviation


By: David Hobbs
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781848320192
Published: 19th March 2009
RRP / Print Price: £40.00

Current purchase price:
£40.00

A Century of Carrier Aviation

It is now almost exactly a hundred years since a heavier-than-air craft first took off and landed on a warship, and from the very beginning flying at sea made unique demands on men and machines. As warplanes grew larger, faster and heavier, air operations from ships were only possible at all through constant development in technology, techniques and tactics. 

This book charts the progress and growing effectiveness of naval air power, concentrating on the advances and inventions - most of them British - that allowed shipborne aircraft to match their land-based counterparts, and looking at their contribution to 20th century warfare. 

Written by a retired Fleet Air Arm pilot and and award-winning historian of naval flying, this is 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 will be essential reading to anyone with an interest in navies or air power.



Some books that may interest you

In Flanders Flooded Fields
In Flanders Flooded Fields
By: Paul Van Pul

Twelve Days on the Somme
Twelve Days on the Somme
By: Sidney Rogerson
Foreword by: Commander Jeremy Rogerson
Introduction by: Malcolm Brown

Flight Craft 15: The Supermarine Spitfire
Flight Craft 15: The Supermarine Spitfire
By: Lance Cole

Crewe in the Great War
Crewe in the Great War
By: Peter Ollerhead

The Burn Pits
The Burn Pits
By: Joseph Hickman
Foreword by: Jesse Ventura

Prisoners and Escape
Prisoners and Escape
By: Rachel Bilton

My War in the Air 1916
My War in the Air 1916
By: Captain Alan Bott MC

Enigma
Enigma
By: Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

Commando General
Commando General
By: Richard Mead
Foreword by: Major General Julian Thompson CB, OBE

The Home Front 1939-1945 in 100 Objects
The Home Front 1939-1945 in 100 Objects
By: Austin J Ruddy

Peiper's War
Peiper's War
By: Danny S Parker

A Century of Carrier Aviation
A Century of Carrier Aviation
By: David Hobbs

Flight Craft 5: Sukhoi Su-15
Flight Craft 5: Sukhoi Su-15
By: Yefim Gordon

Air War Market Garden: So Near and Yet So Far
Air War Market Garden: So Near and Yet So Far
By: Martin Bowman

Kandak
Kandak
By: Patrick Hennessey



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information