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  1. "Aircraft Carriers" is a book by J. B. Icenhower.
    • also known as "Aircraft Carriers (Picture Library Series)", "Aircraft Carriers (Picture Library)"
  2. "Aircraft Carriers" is a book by Gladys Green & Michael Green.
  3. "Aircraft carriers" is a book by Lynn M. Stone.


Aircraft Carriers a.k.a. Aircraft carrier: An aircraft carrier is a warship with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft, that serves as a seagoing airbase. Typically, it is the capital ship of a fleet, as it allows a naval force to project air power worldwide without depending on local bases for staging aircraft operations. It is extremely expensive to build and important to protect. Aircraft carriers have evolved from converted cruisers to nuclear-powered warships that carry numerous fighter planes, strike aircraft, helicopters, and other types of aircraft.

  • also known as Hàng không mẫu hạm, 航空母舰

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Google previewCanada and the New World Economic Order (2007)

Strategic Briefings for Canadian Enterprise by Thomas James Wesson

aircraft carriers is a veritable armada of support vessels: a large Aegis-type cruiser surface ship to intercept incoming missiles; a number of frigates and destroyers to find and destroy hostile submarines; one or two ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World War II (2007)

by Alan Axelrod, Jack A. Kingston

Aircraft carriers, large ships specially designed to carry, launch, and recover aircraft, revolutionized naval warfare during World War II and largely displaced battleships as the supreme naval ...

Google previewPersian Gulf War Encyclopedia: A Political, Social, and Military History (2014)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker

Airborne Warning and Control System See Boeing E-3 Sentry Aircraft Carriers, Coalition Two coalition aircraft carriers provided support during Operations desert shield and desert storm: the British aircraft carrier Ark Royal and the French ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the United States Navy (2011)

by Patricia M. Kearns

AIRCRAFT CARRIERS ° 19 and recover heavier jet aircraft of greater airspeed. Modern carriers, no longer fueled by oil-buming power plants (CVs) but by nuclear reactors (CVNs), also serve as seabome airfields for propeller-driven ...

Google previewWorld War II at Sea: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia by Spencer C. Tucker

aircraft carriers engaged each other in four battles in 1942. The first of these, the Battle of the Coral Sea (May 7-8), ended with roughly equal losses for both sides. At Midway (June 3-6), though, Japan lost four carriers and ...

Google previewWorld War I: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes] (2014)

The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Spencer C. Tucker

murphy See also Aircraft, Bombers; Aircraft, Fighters; Aircraft, Reconnaissance and Auxiliary; Aircraft Carriers; Austria-Hungary, Air Service; Austria-Hungary, Navy; Belgium, Air Service; Canada, Air Service; France, Air Service; ...

Google previewJapan at War: An Encyclopedia (2013)

An Encyclopedia by Louis G. Perez

The Pacific Fleet was ready with three fleet aircraft carriers, including the Yorktown.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Military and Naval Quotations (2014)

by Robert Heinl, Jr.

The air fleet ofanenemy willnever getwithin striking distance of our coast as long as our aircraft carriers are able to carry the preponderance of air power to sea. Rear Admiral W. A. Moffett, USN: While Chief of Navy Bureauof Aeronautics, 1922 ...

Google previewWorld War II: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes] (2016)

The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Spencer C. Tucker

aircraft carriers, it paid off repeatedly when British aircraft carriers survived damage that likely would have sunk a U.S. or Japanese ...

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