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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 previewDepartment of Defense Appropriations for ... (1978)

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations

Adding the proven capabilities of sea-based tactical aircraft to ships other than aircraft carriers is a desirable, and achievable goal and may be possible through the use of V/STOL aircraft. The Navy and the Aerospace Industry are working in ...

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 (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 James M. Morris, Patricia M. Kearns

Because aircraft carriers superseded big-gun ...

Google previewWorld War II at Sea: An Encyclopedia (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 previewEncyclopedia Of World War I (2005)

A Political, Social, And Military History by Spencer C. Tucker, Priscilla Mary Roberts

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 previewDictionary of Naval Terms (2005)

by Deborah W. Cutler, Thomas J. Cutler

• Training by which pilots are qualified to land aboard aircraft carriers. carrier strike group (CSG) • Formed and disestablished on an as-needed basis, carrier strike groups are built around an aircraft carrier.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Military Science (2013)

by G. Kurt Piehler

Furthermore, aircraft carriers offered the nation a way to move forces quickly to reach any international conflict and assert American power. In the mid-1950s, the navy developed new classes of carriers. Regardless of interservice rivalries ...

Google previewDisasters and Tragic Events: An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History [2 volumes] (2014)

by Mitchell Newton-Matza

larger aircraft carriers, had assembled in late November 1941 and headed for Hawaii with orders to abort the mission if the peace negotiations were successful. An advanced expeditionary force of twenty-seven submarines, five with the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Conflicts Since World War II (2015)

by James Ciment

and Libyan fighter aircraft; the United States sends aircraft carriers to the Gulf that are fired upon by Libyan missiles; the United States ...

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