US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922–45: Prewar classes (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

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By Mark Stille, Tony Bryan (Illustrator)
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The USS Langley, the first American aircraft carrier, entered service in 1922. Despite being converted into an aircraft tender, it was the first step in a new direction for the US Navy and naval warfare. This book covers the design, development and operation of USN aircraft carriers built prior to World War II, including their aircraft and weaponry. It also explains their various successes and losses such as the first carrier vs carrier battle at Midway; the battle of the Coral Sea; the battle of the Philippine Sea; and the Operation Torch landings.

About the Author

Mark Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in History from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He recently concluded a nearly 40-year career in the intelligence community including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles focusing on naval history in the Pacific.

Praise For…

“For those who want a concise and descriptive overview of US carriers during the early years of the war and as well as for modelers, this is an excellent book to reference.” —Andrew Nguyen, World War II Database (October 2009)

“I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Aircraft Carriers. Although not a bible it is a good value for the money.” —Rui Matos, Model Shipwrights

“From ship origins to design and construction, Navy Aircraft Carriers provides an excellent survery important for any collection strong in Navy weaponry.” —The Bookwatch Midwest Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781841768908
ISBN-10: 1841768901
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: October 10th, 2005
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard