Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carriers

Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carriers

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846037597
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 11/23/2010
Series: New Vanguard , #174
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 388,552
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Brad Elward is an attorney practicing appellate law in Peoria, Illinois, USA. He is also a freelance writer of military aviation books and articles, having published five books and over twenty military aviation articles. His books have covered the Navy F-4 Phantom II and A-4 Skyhawk in Vietnam and the history of the F/A-18 Hornet. Brad's articles, written largely for Combat Aircraft, World Air Power Journal, and International Air Power Review, have focused on the Hornet and Super Hornet, the electronic-warfare variant EA-18G, the S-3 Viking and P-3 Orion, and the F-14 Tomcat. He has also written on the B-1, B-2, and various missile programs.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Origins of The Supercarrier 5

Design and Development of The Nimitz Class 12

The Nimitz Carrier Structure

The Flight Deck

Aircraft Launch and Recovery Operations

LSOs and the Lens

The Hangar Bay

The Island and Significant Inner Structures

Defensive Systems

Electronic Systems and Radars

Integrated Air Defense

The Carrier Air Wing (CVW)

Propulsion and Powerplant

Operational History 34

The Carriers

Nimitz-Class Follow-on: The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Class

Bibliography 47

Index 48

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