By Norman Polmar
This moment quantity of Norman Polmar's landmark examine info the function of companies within the unification of the U.S. military and strategic deterrence, fiscally restricted nice Britain, the advance of British Commonwealth and ex-colonial navies, and the efforts of France and the Netherlands to rebuild their fleets. The position of the fashionable carrier-nine countries at present own them-is mentioned, as are the problems confronting international locations that may collect them. Chapters at the Soviet Union's attempt to provide providers are integrated for the 1st time. the advance of either service planes and the various "oddball" plane that experience flown from carriers-such because the U-2 secret agent plane-are additionally tested. Appendixes comprise complete info on all companies equipped and switched over via 2006.
This quantity is a beneficial better half to the significantly acclaimed quantity I, which covers plane service improvement and operations from 1909 to 1945.
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