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US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942-45: WWII-built Ships (New Vanguard)

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942-45: WWII-built Ships (New Vanguard).pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Mark Stille(Author) Tony Bryan(Illustrator)

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Aircraft carriers were the US Navy's principal weapon against Japan during the Pacific War. Development of the Essex class began in 1939, becoming the largest class of carrier ever to be built. Early in the Pacific War it became renowned for its 'Sunday Punch' of 36 fighter planes, 36 dive bombers, and 18 torpedo planes. Alongside the lighter Independence class, these carriers formed the formidable Fast Carrier Force in the Pacific. Featuring artwork detailing the interior and exterior features of the ships, this book explores their design, development, and the action they saw in the Pacific, including the climactic battles of Philippine Sea, Leyte Gulf, and Okinawa.

"The superlative images in the book are further enhanced by the artwork of Tony Bryan... this is a book that ship fans will just have to have in their libraries and the rest of us will find it an excellent primer on the types." -Scott Van Aken, "" "The book does its job well in describing the Essex and Independence class carriers. There are also many photographs and paintings of the carriers while either on a regular cruise or in combat actions. In all, a good book from Osprey to read for those interested in US carriers and their operations." - Andrew Nguyen, "" (October 2009)

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  • By roberto on 29 August 2017

    Very good

  • By me on 16 December 2010

    Bit on the thin side but adequate for the price. Covers the basics but not in too much detail so ideal for beginner but not as good for someone with a bit of knowledge of the aircraft scene. Ideal starting book, if it can be called a book.

  • By Mr. M. B. Andrews on 5 January 2010

    An excellent almost pocket reference book on the US navys war winners. A good place to start on a huge subject. Some very good pictures and diagrams and lots of technical information. Read with the similar book on the pre-war classes.

  • By A. Hyland on 6 February 2016

    Very useful reference book for model ship builders

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