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|