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Innovation in carrier aviation

Author: Thomas C Hone; Norman Friedman; Mark D Mandeles
Publisher: Newport, RI : Naval War College Press, 2011.
Series: Newport paper, 37; The Newport papers, 37.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study is about innovations in carrier aviation and the spread of those innovations from one navy to the navy of a close ally. The innovations are the angled flight deck; the steam catapult; and the mirror and lighted landing aid that enabled pilots to land jet aircraft on a carrier's short and narrow flight deck.
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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas C Hone; Norman Friedman; Mark D Mandeles
ISBN: 9781884733857 1884733859
OCLC Number: 761770509
Description: XIV, 221 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: BuAer before World War II --
BuAer in World War II --
The potential of the big bomber --
Royal Navy wartime experience and analysis --
Adopting jet engines --
British and American prospects after the war --
The flexdeck --
Catapults : choosing an option under pressure --
Analysis.
Series Title: Newport paper, 37; The Newport papers, 37.
Responsibility: Thomas C. Hone, Norman Friedman, Mark D. Mandeles.

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This study is about innovations in carrier aviation and the spread of those innovations from one navy to the navy of a close ally. The innovations are the angled flight deck; the steam catapult; and the mirror and lighted landing aid that enabled pilots to land jet aircraft on a carrier's short and narrow flight deck.

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