"Norman Polmar has been providing facts about military aviation for many years. This collection of some of his previously published words will be valuable to the researcher studying the past. But the reading is also pleasurable, bringing to the front once again the amazing story of military aviation with its struggles, many accomplishments, and relatively few failures."
"Norman Polmar’s reputation precedes him--as always. Prospective readers do not need to flip the pages to determine whether a Polmar book is worth having, because all of them are worthwhile."
"Norman Polmar has done it again in Historic Naval Aircraft, providing a beautiful book of rare photos and stories written in a crisp and readable prose that every naval aviator will want to have and read from cover to cover. It will be a great addition to the library of every aviation buff."