FIGHTERS OVER THE FLEET Naval Air Defence from Biplanes to Cold War

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Friedman details the development of fleet air defence from the inception of aircraft carriers through the Cold War. Through World War II, he writes about how the British Royal Navy, the Japanese Imperial Navy, and the United States Navy defended their fleets from aerial threats; post World War II, he continues with how the Royal Navy and US Navy developed fleet air defence. As the title indicates, he devotes a lot of time to carrier fighters and how they evolved from propeller-driven biplanes to propeller-driven monoplane to jet monoplane.
Excellent piece of work from a great naval historian, a real treasure trove of information, photographs and tables about naval aviation from it’s string-and-canvas beginnings to fast jets.

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