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- "Aircraft Carriers" is a book by J. B. Icenhower.
- also known as "Aircraft Carriers (Picture Library Series)", "Aircraft Carriers (Picture Library)"
- "Aircraft Carriers" is a book by Gladys Green & Michael Green.
- "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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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 ...
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 ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
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 ...
by James M. Morris, Patricia M. Kearns
Because aircraft carriers superseded big-gun ...
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 ...
Encyclopedia 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; ...
Dictionary 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.
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 ...
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 ...
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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