Fleet Air Arm Carrier War

This is the story of British naval flying from aircraft carriers, from its conception in World War One to the present day.

Fleet Air Arm Carrier War

Fleet Air Arm Carrier War

This is the story of British naval flying from aircraft carriers, from its conception in World War One to the present day. It includes the types of aircraft and the men who flew them, the carriers and the evolution of their designs, the theatres of war in which they served and their notable achievements and tragedies. It traces navy flying from the early days of the biplane, through the rapid developments during World War Two to the post-war introduction of jet-powered flight. The British inventions of the angled flight deck and later vertical landing jets revolutionised sea warfare and allowed the carrier to play a vital part in many recent land wars when naval aircraft flew in support of Allied land forces.Although the British carriers have always been smaller than their American counterparts, the Royal Navy and its aircraft have always been in the van of the development of ships and aircraft. This is the proud history of British Naval flying and ships such as HMS Eagle, HMS Hermes, HMS Glorious, HMS Ark Royal and many more.

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Fleet Air Arm Carrier War
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Kev Darling
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-15 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

This is the story of British naval flying from aircraft carriers, from its conception in World War One to the present day. It includes the types of aircraft and the men who flew them, the carriers and the evolution of their designs, the theatres of war in which they served
British Naval Aviation
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Dr Tim Benbow
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-28 - Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

In 1909 the British Admiralty placed an order for a rigid airship, marking the beginning of the Royal Navy's involvement with airpower. This collection charts the Navy's involvement with aviation over the following century, and the ways in which its rapid expansion and evolution radically altered the nature of maritime
The Fleet Air Arm in the Second World War
Language: en
Pages: 593
Authors: Ben Jones
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Routledge

This is the first of three volumes detailing the history of the Fleet Air Arm, during the Second World War. It deals with the formative period between 1939 and 1941, incorporating an in depth coverage of significant operations, including the Norwegian campaign, and incidents involving the loss of and damage
Fleet Air Arm
Language: en
Pages: 127
Authors: Ben Jones
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

The story of the role of the great air-craft carriers & their squadrons of fighter pilots in the early years of the war.
Britain's Fleet Air Arm in World War II
Language: en
Pages: 311
Authors: Ron Mackay
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-11-18 - Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

The Air Branch of the Royal Navy that was to carve its name into maritime history as the Fleet Air Arm faced an orphan existence up to 1937 when the Admiralty, having handed over control in 1918 to the RAF, resumed charge of its aviators. The Force was poorly equipped

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