One Hundred Years of U.S. Navy Air Power

One Hundred Years of U.S. Navy Air Power

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Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of U.S. Navy aviation, a thorough history covers U.S. Navy aviation from before the first aircraft carrier joined the fleet through the modern jet era and the introduction of the F-18 Hornet, in a book that includes a foreword by President George H. W. Bush.... the transition from straight-wing piston-engine propeller planes to swept-wing jets on board the navya#39;s aircraft carriers. ... arresting wires stretched across the flight deck of the carrier and the arresting hook attached to the tail of the airplane.

Title:One Hundred Years of U.S. Navy Air Power
Author:Douglas Vaughn Smith
Publisher:Naval Institute Press - 2010


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