One Hundred Years of U.S. Navy Air Power

Author: Douglas Smith

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612514235

Category: History

Page: 336

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Published to coincide with the centennial celebration of U.S. Navy aviation, this book details the history of U.S. Navy aviation from its earliest days, before the Navy s first aircraft carrier joined the fleet, through the modern jet era marked by the introduction of the F-18 Hornet. It tells how naval aviation got its start, profiles its pioneers, and explains the early bureaucracy that fostered and sometimes inhibited its growth. The book then turns to the refinement of carrier aviation doctrine and tactics and the rapid development of aircraft and carriers, highlighting the transition from propeller-driven aircraft to swept-wing jets in the period after World War II. Land-based Navy aircraft, rotary-wing aircraft, rigid airships, and balloons are also considered in this sweeping tribute.
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Cold War America, 1946 To 1990

Author: Facts on File Inc,Ross Gregory

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438107986

Category: Cold War

Page: 689

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Uses statistical tables, charts, photographs, maps, and illustrations to explore everyday life in the United States during the Cold War period.
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USS Ranger

The Navy's First Flattop from Keel to Mast, 1934-46

Author: Robert Cressman

Publisher: Potomac Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9781574887204

Category: History

Page: 451

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Life on board one of the Navy??'s seagoing cities in peace and war
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America, History and Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada

Page: N.A

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.
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