USN Carriers vs IJN Carriers: The Pacific 1942 [NOOK Book]

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The IJN was a pioneer in naval aviation, having commissioned the world's first carrier, which was used against the US fleet at Pearl Harbor. The Americans followed suit, initiating a huge aircraft carrier development program. As the War in the Pacific escalated into the largest naval conflict in history, the role of the carrier became the linchpin of American and Japanese naval strategy as these rival vessels found themselves locked in a struggle for dominance of this critical theater. This book provides an ...

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USN Carriers vs IJN Carriers: The Pacific 1942

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Overview

The IJN was a pioneer in naval aviation, having commissioned the world's first carrier, which was used against the US fleet at Pearl Harbor. The Americans followed suit, initiating a huge aircraft carrier development program. As the War in the Pacific escalated into the largest naval conflict in history, the role of the carrier became the linchpin of American and Japanese naval strategy as these rival vessels found themselves locked in a struggle for dominance of this critical theater. This book provides an analysis of the variety of weaponry available to the rival carriers, in particular the embarked aircraft as well as the powerful ship-borne guns. Study the design and development of these revolutionary ships and 'live' the experiences of the rival airmen and gun crews as they battled for victory in a duel of skill, tenacity and guts.

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"In all, an excellent addition to what is sure to become a popular series. I know you will enjoy it as much as I." -Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (November 2007)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780967882
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 353,689
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Commander (retired) Mark O Stille served as a career Naval Intelligence Officer, spending over five years of his naval career assigned to various US Navy carriers. He continues to work in this field in a civilian capacity. He holds an MA from the Naval War College and has published several wargames. The author lives in Dunn Loring, VA.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     4
Chronology     6
Design and Development     8
The Strategic Situation     19
Technical Specifications     23
The Combatants     41
Combat     53
Statistics and Analysis     72
Aftermath     77
Further Reading     79
Index     80
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