Fighters Over the Fleet

Written By Norman Friedman
Fighters Over the Fleet
  • Publsiher : Casemate Publishers
  • Release : 30 October 2016
  • ISBN : 1848324065
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Fighters Over the Fleet written by Norman Friedman which was release on 30 October 2016, this book published by Casemate Publishers. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: A tactical and technical history of the development of British, American, and Japanese naval air defense from the 1920s to the 1980s. This is an account of the evolution of naval fighters for fleet air defense and the parallel evolution of the ships operating and controlling them, concentrating on the three main exponents of carrier warfare: the British Royal Navy, the U.S. Navy, and the Imperial Japanese Navy. It describes the earliest efforts from the 1920s, but it was not until radar allowed the direction of fighters that organized air defense became possible. Thus, major naval-air battles of the Second World War like Midway, the Pedestal convoy, the Philippine Sea, and Okinawa are portrayed as tests of the new technology. This was ultimately found wanting by the Kamikaze campaigns, leading to postwar moves towards computer control and new kinds of fighters. After 1945 the threats of nuclear weapons and standoff missiles compounded the difficulties of naval air defense. The second half of the book covers R.N. and U.S.N. attempts to solve these problems, looking at the American experience in Vietnam and British operations in the Falklands War. It concludes with the ultimate U.S. development of techniques and technology to fight the Outer Air Battle in the 1980s, which in turn point to the current state of carrier fighters and the supporting technology. Based largely on documentary sources, some previously unused, this book will appeal to both the naval and aviation communities. “Fighters Over the Fleet provides more information about fleet air defense than any other work currently available. It is recommended for specialist as well aviation-minded readers.” —Naval Historical Foundation

Fighters Over the Fleet

Fighters Over the Fleet
  • Author : Norman Friedman
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-10-30
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1848324065
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Summary : A tactical and technical history of the development of British, American, and Japanese naval air defense from the 1920s to the 1980s. This is an account of the evolution of naval fighters for fleet air defense and the parallel evolution of the ships operating and controlling them, concentrating on the ...

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  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2011-08-04
  • Total pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1848324065
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Summary : From yesteryear's flying aces to today's top guns... Veteran anthologist Jon E. Lewis has assembled firsthand accounts from all the great military campaigns of aerial warfare, including World Wars I and II, the Spanish Civil War, Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands, the Gulf, and Bosnia. Page after exciting page of this ...

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  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-07-30
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1848324065
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  • Publisher : Aurum
  • Release Date : 2015-07-02
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  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release Date : 2016-06-19
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1848324065
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  • Release Date : 2013-09-20
  • Total pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1848324065
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  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Release Date : 2004-09-19
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1848324065
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-12-20
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1848324065
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  • Total pages : 421
  • ISBN : 1848324065
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Summary : "For this first full-length biography of Wolfram von Richthofen, James Corum has mined the field marshal's extensive diaries, which provide a detailed record of military campaigns, tactical and operational problems, interactions with other commanders, and his assessment of methods and weaponry. He has also drawn on interviews with Former Luftwaffe ...

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  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release Date : 2004-06-30
  • Total pages : 353
  • ISBN : 1848324065
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  • Release Date : 2016-04-25
  • Total pages : 620
  • ISBN : 1848324065
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  • Publisher : DSP Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-08-16
  • Total pages : 340
  • ISBN : 1848324065
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