World War II US Fast Carrier Task Force Tactics 1943 45

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Release date: 2020-02-20

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Drawing on difficult-to-access wartime documents and other contemporary sources, this is the first compact, illustrated study of the tactics and techniques of the US fast carriers of Task Forces 50, 58 and 38 during the naval war against Japan in 1943 45. This title concentrates on exactly how these highly successful forces actually operated: their composition in ships, aircraft and men; the essential technology at their disposal; the evolving doctrine for their employment; the opposition and dangers they faced; and how they overcame them at the tactical level. It explains in straightforward terms the intricate details of topics such as how ships manoeuvred, how aircraft were deployed and recovered, the formations and approaches used by fighters, dive-bombers and torpedo-bombers against naval and land targets, and how Task Forces defended themselves. The text is supported by a wide range of wartime photos and full-colour illustrations, showing, for example, the formations employed by ships and aircraft, with altitudes and ranges throughout the course of attacks.

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Additional Information

Genre: c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Type: EPub

Pages: 64

ISBN: 9781472836571

Additional Information

Genre: c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Type: EPub

Pages: 64

ISBN: 9781472836571

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