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US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942-45 - WWII Built Ships

By: Osprey

Type: Softcover

Product Line: New Vanguard - Ships - Modern Navy - United States

MSRP $17.95


Product Info

Title
US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942-45 - WWII Built Ships
Publisher
Category
Author
Mark Stille
Publish Year
2007
Pages
48
Dimensions
8x10x.25"
NKG Part #
2147397360
MFG. Part #
OSPNVG130
Type
Softcover
Series
NVG130

Description

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.

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