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They are floating cities with crews of thousands. They are the linchpins of any military strategy, for they provide what has become the key to every battle fought since World War I: air superiority. The mere presence of a U.S. naval carrier in a region is an automatic display of strength that sends a message no potential enemy can ignore. Now, Tom Clancy welcomes you aboard for a detailed look at how these floating behemoths function. With his trademark style and eye for detail, Clancy brings you naval combat strategy like no one else can.Carrier includes:
* Takeoffs and landings: flying into the danger zone
* The aircraft onboard: their range, their power, their weaponry
* The role of the carrier in modern naval warfare
* Exclusive photographs, illustrations and diagrams
Plus: An interview with the U.S. Navy's Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jay Johnson
Reviews of Hook-Up! The Canadian Airborne Compendium: A Summary of Major Airborne Activities, Exercises and Operations, 1940-2000. Hook-Up! The Canadian Airborne Compendium: A Summary of Major Airborne Activities, Exercises and Operations, 1940-2000 [Bernd Horn (Lieutenant-Colonel)] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This book is the first definitive reference on the history of the Canadian Airborne forces. It has been painstakingly compiled from war diaries. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
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This book is the first definitive reference on the history of the Canadian Airborne forces. It has been painstakingly compiled from war diaries, unit histories, unit and museum files, as well as a myriad of books, professional journals and magazines. It provides a detailed and comprehensive account of the Canadian airborne legacy with lead-in pieces that both encapsulate and explain the Canadian airborne experience and the enigmatic Airborne Mystique.
The material has been organized as a listing, by month and year, of key decisions pertaining to the airborne forces and their activities, events, exercises, operations and organizations. As well as a factual history it contains an exclusive bibliography on airborne subjects, an invaluable resource for researchers. In addition, the book includes the only complete summary of international airborne operations from 1929 to 2001 in existence.
Reviews of American Aircraft of World War II. American Aircraft of World War II [David Mondey] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This book provides a useful guide to some 120 aircraft that served with the US Air Force from 1939-1945. Both combat and non-combat aircraft are covered by text detailing each type's origin. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
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This book provides a useful guide to some 120 aircraft that served with the US Air Force from 1939-1945. Both combat and non-combat aircraft are covered by text detailing each type's origin, history, and variants, followed by a full technical specification.
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Even for nonmilitary buffs, the power and massive lines of aircraft carriers inspire awe. Now readers can get a close-up look at these behemoths in this lavishly illustrated volume. It tells the story of the development of these immense vessels, describes their technological and military history, and profiles the carriers-and the planes that fly from them-that roam the oceans today. With more than 150 black-and-white and color pictures, including images of early prototypes, this is an invaluable reference.
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"GRIPPING. … AN HOUR-BY-HOUR ACCOUNT." — WALL STREET JOURNAL • From one of the most decorated pilots in Air Force history comes a masterful account of Lindbergh’s death-defying nonstop transatlantic flight in Spirit of St. Louis
On the rainy morning of May 20, 1927, a little-known American pilot named Charles A. Lindbergh climbed into his single-engine monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis, and prepared to take off from a small airfield on Long Island, New York. Despite his inexperience—the twenty-five-year-old Lindbergh had never before flown over open water—he was determined to win the $25,000 Orteig Prize promised since 1919 to the first pilot to fly nonstop between New York and Paris, a terrifying adventure that had already claimed six men’s lives. Ahead of him lay a 3,600-mile solo journey across the vast north Atlantic and into the unknown; his survival rested on his skill, courage, and an unassuming little aircraft with no front window.
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