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US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942-45: WWII-Built Ships

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Dominating the seas during World War II, the US aircraft carrier played a crucial role in every major naval combat of the war. Development of the Essex class began in 1941, and was the largest class of carrier ever built. During the Pacific War it formed the backbone of any fighting force and became renowned for its mighty 'Sunday Punch' - the impressive offensive power of 36 fighter planes, 36 dive bombers, and 18 torpedo planes. The Independence class was a lighter and faster carrier, built after Pearl Harbor, to bring ...

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US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942-45: Wwii-Built Ships
2007, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781846030376


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