U.S. Navy Floatplanes of World War II in Action by Al Adcock, Don Greer

By Al Adcock, Don Greer

Earlier than the appearance of radar and different digital units aboard warships, the roles of searching out the enemy and recognizing naval gunfire fell to the floatplane scouts. those small 1- and 2-seat catapult-launched airplane served aboard US army ships because the eyes of the fleet until eventually mid-1949. so much battleships carried as much as four floatplanes; cruisers with airplane hangars might accommodate as many as eight plane; destroyers, while acceptable, have been constrained to simply 1 floatplane. Curtiss-Wright was once the fashion designer of three of the four sorts of scout planes that served aboard US warships in WWII, a tribute to the yank aviation pioneer and father of the U.S. floatplane, Glenn Curtiss. Chance-Vought and the Naval plane manufacturing facility additionally produced floatplanes that served the USA military in WWII. All get special assurance during this quantity. Illustrated with greater than 106 images, thirteen full-color work, plus special line drawings, fifty six pages.

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Prior to the arrival of radar and different digital units aboard warships, the roles of searching out the enemy and recognizing naval gunfire fell to the floatplane scouts. those small 1- and 2-seat catapult-launched airplane served aboard US military ships because the eyes of the fleet until eventually mid-1949. so much battleships carried as much as four floatplanes; cruisers with airplane hangars may possibly accommodate as many as eight airplane; destroyers, while appropriate, have been constrained to simply 1 floatplane.

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