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Evolution of Aircraft Carriers
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Evolution of Aircraft Carriers

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Evolution of Aircraft Carriers

Table of Contents....................................PAGE

Cover and Foreward ...........................1

The Aeroplane Goes To Sea ....................2

Decisions Out Of Jutland .....................9

Langley, Lex And Sara ........................16

Carriers From The Keel .......................22

Flattops In The War Games ....................28

Last Of The Fleet Problems ...................34

The Japanese Developments ....................39

The Early Attack Carriers ....................44

Emergence Of The Escort Carriers .............49

CVB's: The Battle Carriers ...................54

The End Of The 'Bokubokan' In WW II ..........57

The Wartime European Carriers ................60

The Turbulent Post-War Years .................64

CVA's Built To Meet Modern Needs .............69


 

NOTE: This monograph, Evolution Of Aircraft Carriers, has been out of print for many years and paper copies are no longer available through the Naval Aviation History Branch or the Government Printing Office. This electronic version has been placed online because it is an excellent reference source for information about aircraft carriers in general. As an electronic document, there is a compromise between picture quality and the capability of the OCR software to correctly identify the text in the monograph, which results in the picture quality being less than optimum. Copies of most of the original pictures, however, are available through the Navy Photograph Collection at the National Archives and the NHHC Photo Archives.