Yorktown Class Aircraft Carriers

Author: Roger Chesneau
Publisher: Duckbacks
ISBN: 9781861762207
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Yorktown Class Aircraft Carriers from the Author: Roger Chesneau. The ShipCraft series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeler through a brief history of the subject class, including an extensive photographic survey of either a high-quality model or a surviving example of the ship. Hints on building the model and modifying and improving the basic kit are followed by a section on paint schemes and camouflage, featuring numerous color profiles and highly detailed line drawings. The subject of this volume is the Yorktown class, the near-legendary aircraft carriers that kept the Japanese at bay in the dark days between Pearl Harbor and the decisive battle of Midway, where Yorktown herself was lost. Hornet launched the famous Doolittle Raid before being sunk at Santa Cruz in October 1942, but Enterprise survived the fierce fighting of the early war years to become the U.S. Navy's most decorated ship.

Aircraft Carriers Of The United States Navy

Author: Michael Green
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473854687
Size: 59.72 MB
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Aircraft Carriers Of The United States Navy from the Author: Michael Green. In 1922 the US Navy commissioned its first small experimental aircraft carrier. This was followed into service by two much larger and capable carriers in 1927 with five more being built prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor including three large Yorktown class.??To take the offensive against the Japanese Navy, the American Congress funded by far the largest carrier building programme in history based on the Essex class, a larger version of the pre-war Yorktown vessels. Of the twenty-six ordered, fourteen were commissioned in time to see Second World War service. These were joined by many smaller classes of carriers, including light carriers and escort carriers.?Post-war ever larger and more capable carriers were commissioned. Since 1975, when the first of a fleet of ten nuclear-powered Nimitz class carriers was commissioned, they have epitomized United States superpower status and worldwide power projection. These are due to be replaced in the decades to come with the even more sophisticated nuclear-powered Gerald R. Ford class.??Compiled and written by Michael Green, Aircraft Carriers of the United States Navy contains superb images of all the different types of classes of carriers employed by the US Navy since 1922. These and its highly informative text and captions give the reader a broad overview of this fascinating subject.

U S Aircraft Carriers

Author: Norman Friedman
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
ISBN:
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U S Aircraft Carriers from the Author: Norman Friedman. Traces the development of the designs of aircraft carriers from 1917 to the present and examines the role of the carrier in the United States Navy

Military Ships

Author: Source: Wikia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781234828516
Size: 53.15 MB
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Military Ships from the Author: Source: Wikia. This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Pages: 39. Chapters: Aircraft Carriers, Boats, Cruisers, Ship Classes, Submarines, United States Naval Vessels, NAeL Minas Gerais, NAe Sao Paulo, Seaplanes Carrier Wakamiya, Soryu Class Aircraft Carrier, USS Antietam, USS Enterprise, USS Enterprise, USS Forrestal, USS Hornet, Yorktown Class Aircraft Carrier, Kirov Class Battlecruiser, Bracui Class, Carioca Class Corvette, Iron Duke class battleship, Java Class Light Cruiser, Kars Class Gunboat, Light Cruiser Class Bahia, Marlin Class Patrol Ships, Nassau Class Battleship, Piratini Class, Soryu Class Aircraft Carrier, Vetehinen Class Submarine, Yamato Class Battleship, Yorktown Class Aircraft Carrier, Aircraft Carriers, Armored Cruiser Georgious Averoff, Bertioga Class, Bracui Class, Carioca Class Corvette, CTE Bauru, E Sao Paulo, Flottenbegeleiter, Greenhalgh Class Frigate, HMS Belfast, HMS Hood, HMS Lightning, Iron Duke class battleship, Java Class Light Cruiser, Kars Class Gunboat, Kirov Class Battlecruiser, Light Cruiser Class Bahia, Macae Class, Marlin Class Patrol Ships, Minas Gerais class battleship, NAeL Minas Gerais, NAe Sao Paulo, Nassau Class Battleship, NPa Babitonga, NPa Macae, NTrT Ary Parreiras, Para Class Destroyer, Piratini Class, Seaplanes Carrier Wakamiya, Soryu Class Aircraft Carrier, USCGC Confidence, USS Antietam, USS Enterprise, USS Enterprise, USS Forrestal, USS Hornet, Vetehinen Class Submarine, Yamato Class Battleship, Yorktown Class Aircraft Carrier, Vetehinen Class Submarine, USCGC Confidence, USS Enterprise, USS Forrestal, USS Hornet, Yorktown Class Aircraft Carrier. Excerpt: The NAeL Minas Gerais with the designation A-11, was a light aircraft carrier operated by the Brazilian Navy. It was originally the HMS Vengeance, the Minas Gerais was classifiend in england as a Colossus Class aircraft carrier, it was sold to Australia as the HMAS Melbourne (R-21). Built in the UK between 1942 and 1945, where he was baptized...

Essex Class Aircraft Carriers Of The Second World War

Author: Steve Backer
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 1848320183
Size: 17.50 MB
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Essex Class Aircraft Carriers Of The Second World War from the Author: Steve Backer. The latest volume covers the hugely important American carrier of the Second World War. Built in larger numbers than any fleet carrier before or since, the Essex class can claim to be the US Navy's most significant weapon in the defeat of Japan. Carrying up to 100 aircraft and capable of absorbing enormous punishment (not one was sunk), they spearheaded the Fast Carrier Task Forces for most of the Pacific War.??The heavily illustrated work contains everything a modeller needs to know about this prolific class.

Dictionary Of American Naval Fighting Ships

Author: United States. Naval History Division
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160020384
Size: 49.80 MB
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Dictionary Of American Naval Fighting Ships from the Author: United States. Naval History Division. This volume gives historical sketches of ships whose assigned names begin with T through V. Includes an appendix on tank landing ships. American citizens, U.S. Navy veterans, students and historians interested in naval fighting ships may be interested in this volume. Other related products: Undersea Warfare: Official Magazine of the United States Submarine Force print subscription can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/node/34839/edit Anchor of Resolve: A History of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Fifth Fleet can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-046-00241-0 Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, V. 6: R Through S, Appendices, Submarine Chasers, Eagle-Class Patrol Craft can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-046-00056-5 An Underwater Ice Station Zebra: Recovering a KH-9 Hexagon Capsule From 16,400 Feet Below the Pacific Ocean: Selected Declassified CIA Documents can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/041-015-00294-5?ctid=539 Fundamentals of War Gaming --Paperback format can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-046-00299-1 --Hardcover format can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-046-00269-0 The World Cruise of the Great White Fleet: Honoring 100 Years of Global Partnerships and Security --Hardcover format can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-046-00245-2

Aircraft Carrier Classes

Author: General Books LLC
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781156386736
Size: 13.87 MB
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Aircraft Carrier Classes from the Author: General Books LLC. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 69. Chapters: Admiral Kuznetsov class aircraft carrier, Invincible class aircraft carrier, Illustrious class aircraft carrier, Implacable class aircraft carrier, Courageous class aircraft carrier, CVA-01, Audacious class aircraft carrier, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, 1942 Design Light Fleet Carrier, Graf Zeppelin class aircraft carrier, Essex class aircraft carrier, List of aircraft carrier classes of the United States Navy, Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier, Nairana class escort carrier, Lexington class aircraft carrier, Vikrant class aircraft carrier, Casablanca class escort carrier, Kitty Hawk class aircraft carrier, Gerald R. Ford class aircraft carrier, Yorktown class aircraft carrier, Independence class aircraft carrier, Midway class aircraft carrier, Forrestal class aircraft carrier, Unry class aircraft carrier, Centaur class aircraft carrier, Bogue class escort carrier, Kiev class aircraft carrier, Moskva class helicopter carrier, Malta class aircraft carrier, Ruler class escort carrier, Chitose class aircraft carrier, Saipan class aircraft carrier, Sangamon class escort carrier, Avenger class escort carrier, Commencement Bay class escort carrier, Shimane Maru class escort carrier, Zuih class aircraft carrier, Joffre class aircraft carrier, Taiy class escort carrier, Clemenceau class aircraft carrier, Japanese aircraft carrier Ikoma, Long Island class escort carrier, Sh kaku class aircraft carrier, Hiy class aircraft carrier. Excerpt: The Nimitz-class supercarriers are a class of ten nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in service with the United States Navy. With an overall length of 1,092 ft (333 m) and full-load displacements of over 100,000 long tons, they are the largest capital ships in the world. Instead of the gas turbines or diesel-electric systems used for propulsion on many modern warships, the carriers...

Essex Class Aircraft Carriers Of The Second World War

Author: Steve Backer
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 1473833078
Size: 32.24 MB
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Essex Class Aircraft Carriers Of The Second World War from the Author: Steve Backer. The latest volume covers the hugely important American carrier of the Second World War. Built in larger numbers than any fleet carrier before or since, the Essex class can claim to be the US Navy's most significant weapon in the defeat of Japan. Carrying up to 100 aircraft and capable of absorbing enormous punishment (not one was sunk), they spearheaded the Fast Carrier Task Forces for most of the Pacific War.??The heavily illustrated work contains everything a modeller needs to know about this prolific class.

Aircraft Carriers

Author: Michael E. Haskew
Publisher:
ISBN: 0760348146
Size: 65.50 MB
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Aircraft Carriers from the Author: Michael E. Haskew. "An illustrated history of the aircraft carrier, from World War I through World War II, the Cold War, and today"--

The Last Stand Of The Tin Can Sailors

Author: James D. Hornfischer
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 030748730X
Size: 71.71 MB
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The Last Stand Of The Tin Can Sailors from the Author: James D. Hornfischer. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James D. Hornfischer's Neptune's Inferno. “This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.” With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts on the morning of October 25, 1944, off the Philippine Island of Samar. On the horizon loomed the mightiest ships of the Japanese navy, a massive fleet that represented the last hope of a staggering empire. All that stood between it and Douglas MacArthur’ s vulnerable invasion force were the Roberts and the other small ships of a tiny American flotilla poised to charge into history. In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers, James D. Hornfischer paints an unprecedented portrait of the Battle of Samar, a naval engagement unlike any other in U.S. history—and captures with unforgettable intensity the men, the strategies, and the sacrifices that turned certain defeat into a legendary victory.