• Aircraft Carriers: The Illustrated History of the World's Most Important Warships

    Step aboard the floating cities that patrol international waters, launch aircraft from their decks, and decide the fate of war. Behold the king of naval warfare: the aircraft carrier. Soon after the Wright Brothers' historic flight in 1903, officials explored the airplane's military applications. The seaplane and the flying boat were conceived to combine air and naval operations, but their potential proved limited. Aircraft that could operate from the deck of a ship, however, offered tremendous possibilities. A few visionaries seized the opportunity, and by mid-century the aircraft carrier eclipsed the battleship as the preeminent weapon of naval warfare.Since the first successful launch of an airplane from the deck of a naval ship in 1910, "fighting flattops" have evolved into immense, nuclear-powered vessels--floating cities capable of launching dozens of aircraft performing a variety of missions, including attack, escort, antisubmarine patrol, and deterrence. This illustrated history covers that evolution, from the first tentative steps taken by naval aviators before World War I to the roles these massive ships have played in the War on Terror. While author Michael Haskew focuses on US Navy carriers, he also provides coverage of parallel and competing carrier developments over...

    • Brand: ZENITH
    • ASIN: 0760348146

  • The British Aircraft Carrier HMS Ark Royal (TopDrawings)

    The British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal was one of the most famous and recognizable Royal Navy vessels of the Second World War. Built as the first large and modern aircraft carrier she was a true pride of Albion’s fleet, equal to the mightiest warship of her time – the battlecruiser HMS Hood. Moreover, her design and construction introduced entirely new standards in construction of aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy, giving her a specific place in shipbuilding history.

    • Brand: Casemate UK Ltd
    • ASIN: 8365437090

  • Forces of Valor HMS Aircraft Carrier Ark Royal-Atlantic Diecast Vehicle (1941), Scale 1/700

    86007 Features: -Lower hull is metal. -Aircrafts included. -Die cast metal and plastic construction. -Forces of Valor collection. Product Type: -Die Cast Vehicles. Vehicle Type: -Boats/Military Vehicles. Material: -Metal/Plastic. Color: -Grey. Color: -Multi-Colored. Age Range: -12 Years and Up. Generic Dimensions: -3.2" H x 1.9" W x 13.6" D, 0.7 lb. Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: -3.2 Inches. Overall Width - Side to Side: -1.9 Inches. Overall Depth - Front to Back: -13.6 Inches. Overall Product Weight: -0.7 Pounds.

    • Color: Grey
    • Brand: Forces Of Valor
    • ASIN: B00C1CCIXC
    • UPC: 018876860079

  • Media Storehouse 10x8 Print of Planes lined up on the deck of RN aircraft carrier HMS Hermes (15103128)

    10X8 PRINT. 10x8 inch (25x20cm) Print Artwork depicting Planes lined up on the deck of RN aircraft carrier HMS Hermes. HMS Hermes, Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier with planes line up on deck near Aden, 1967. Printed on archive quality paper for unrivalled stable artwork permanence and brilliant color reproduction with accurate color rendition and smooth tones. Size refers to paper used. Made in America

    • Brand: Media Storehouse
    • ASIN: B07F7PQ15K

  • HMS Argus Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier Embroidered Patch

    Please see our other products for other designs of Military Embroidered Badge / Patch

    • Brand: 1000 Flags
    • ASIN: B00KYDQ53O

  • HMS COURAGEOUS (50) Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier Torpedo SINKING 1939 Newspaper THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, September 19, 1939

    THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, September 19, 1939 * HMS Courageous (50) sinking * Royal Navy aircraft carrier * German submarine U-29 torpedo the top of the front page has a one column heading: "Toll in Sinking of Big Warship May Total 500" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the torpedo attack on the HMS Courageous in the opening weeks of World War II with the lost of more than 500 of her crew. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much more on World War II. Complete in 24 pages, even toning, minor margin wear, generally nice.

    • ASIN: B06X9BSD9F

  • They Gave me a Seafire

    A classic in every sense of the word, the re-issuing of this book is sure to provoke an enthusiastic response. First published in 1986 by Airlife, its publishing history has seen a great number of glowing reviews generated, coming from both historians and participants in the proceedings that the author so eloquently relays.

The book charts Crosley's service career in the Fleet Air Arm during the entire period of the Second World War. Part of his service saw him in action aboard HMS Eagle, flying Sea Hurricanes on the Harpoon and Pedestal Malta convoys of June and August 1942. It was during this time that he shot down his first enemy aircraft and survived the dramatic sinking of HMS Eagle. From there he graduated on to Seafires, (the Naval equivalent of the Spitfire), and flew this type in Combat Air Patrols over Norway and ramrod strikes from Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa in November 1942), through to D-Day in June 1944 in the European Theatre of Operations, and then in the Pacific abroad HMS Implacable as part of the British Pacific Fleet in 1945 until the end of the Pacific War, by which time he had command of his own combined squadron, 801 and 880.

The narrative is well written in a frank and often scathingly critical way of Fleet Air Arm opera...

    • ASIN: B00OZ3HVC8

  • Ultimate Warship

    • ASIN: B072N3JSXC

  • Revell of Germany Hms Ark Royal & Tribal Destroyer Hobby Model Kit

    Ark royal was one of the first aircraft carriers to be built with flight deck and hangar bays incorporated in the hull structure of the ship.

    • Brand: Revell of Germany
    • ASIN: B01MXRHN1U