The Fleet Air Arm

Published in 2008 this book describes, for the first time, both ships and aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm, beginning with the use of balloons to the currently proposed aircraft and ships of tomorrow. During its history, The Fleet Air Arm has been instrumental in developing a good number of aviation warfare techniques, weapons and systems and has led the world in developing naval aviation practices, equipment and techniques and taken the lead in carrier and small ships’ flight operations.

It has developed the most fundamental pre-requisites of the modern aircraft carrier; angled deck, catapults, arrester wires and the ski-ramp, plus helicopter operations in the ASW role, SAR, amphibious assault role and as an astragal weapon for frigates and destroyers. The book is written as a tribute to the service and all who have made it what it is today – one of the finest military forces in the world.

  • A4 Hardback Format.
  • Size 300 x 260mm, allowing landscape format photographs.
  • Over 444 black & white and colour photo's, many previously unpublished.
  • Approximately 108,000 words.
  • Aircraft Carriers and related ships covered.
  • Glossary, Bibliography and index included.
  • ISBN 978 1 902236 10 0

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