Carrier Aviation Air Power Directory: The World's Carriers and Their Aircraft 1950 - Present

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AIRtime Publishing, 2001 - History - 196 pages
This truly unique and fully up-to-date reference work covers every aircraft carrier currently in service and/or having served during the past 50 years. Arranged country by country, this new book features a detailed history of each nation's carrier development, procurements, and combat action, and includes: Entries for every aircraft type, its variants, missions, specifications, weapons and operators; Entries on every fixed-wing carrying vessel, specifications, key dates, and air wing details; Details of chains of command, orders of battle for current assets, and 'snapshots' of historic orders of battle; Descriptions of carrier operations, including deck systems and launch and recovery procedures. Beautifully illustrated with hundreds of color and black and white photos.

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