This vivid volume describes the fascinating history of aircraft carriers, first deployed successfully in World War I by the Imperial Russian Navy, and indispensable to the Allied victory in World War II, now the strategic centerpiece of the world's most powerful navies.These ships also featured the most elaborate bridge arrangements yet fitted to Japanese carriers and vented furnace gases through a large stack angled outboard at 26 degrees from the vertical to make sure they were clear of flight operations. Antiaircraft weapons were on side ... It reached Sasebo under its own power and was repaired by March 1945 but never reentered service. It was stripped of itsanbsp;...
|Author||:||Paul E. Fontenoy|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2006|