Wave-Off!: A History of LSOs and Ship-Board Landings

Wave-Off!: A History of LSOs and Ship-Board Landings

by Robert "Boom" Powell US Navy (Ret.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580072359
Publisher: Specialty Press Publishers & Wholesalers, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/15/2017
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 637,654
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Having a very extensive background in military aviation, Robert "Boom" Powell has written countless articles for many naval magazines. As an active aviator today, Powell instructs in air combat, flies sailplanes, and also flies vintage warbirds for the Virginia Beach Military Aviation Museum.

Table of Contents

Dedication 4

Preface 4

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Prologue

Chapter 1: First Steps, 1918–1930

Chapter 2: Flying at Sea

Chapter 3: Practice, Prepare and Combat, 1931–1941

Chapter 4: War in the Mediterranean and Atlantic, 1942–1945

Chapter 5: Carriers Supreme, the Pacific, 1942–1945

Chapter 6: New Roles, 1946–1955

Chapter 7: Landing at Sea Revolution

Chapter 8: Big Bombs, Supersonics and Super Carriers, 1956–1964

Chapter 9: Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club, 1965–1972

Chapter 10: Flashpoints, 1973–Present

Epilogue

Glossary

Endnotes

Index

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