The World Encyclopedia Of Aircraft Carriers And Naval Aircraft

  • The World Encyclopedia Of Aircraft Carriers And Naval Aircraft
    The World Encyclopedia Of Aircraft Carriers And Naval Aircraft
    Product ID: 9781780194394
    Category: Aircraft
    Description: This meticulously researched and illustrated book focuses on the evolution of aircraft carriers and naval aircraft. It features chronological histories and comprehensive directories of the world's most important aviation ships and aircraft, including the first ships to launch primitive aircraft; biplanes that were catapulted from converted destroyers; modern warships capable of carrying jets and helicopters; and state-of-the-art jets that are unique for their vertical take-off ability. With more than 1100 magnificent photographs, this book provides historians and enthusiasts with key information about the world's greatest aircraft carriers and naval aircraft.
    Delivery time: 3 - 5 working days
    Delivery cost: 2.95
    Author: Bernard Ireland
    Price: £9.59
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