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    DescriptionThis book is a meticulously detailed history of British aircraft-carrying ships from the earliest experimental vessels to the Queen Elizabeth class, currently under construction and the largest ships ever built for the Royal Navy. Individual chapters cover the design and construction of each class, with full technical details, and there are extensive summaries of every ship's career. Apart from the obvious large-deck carriers, the book also includes seaplane carriers, escort carriers and MAC ships, the maintenance ships built on carrier hulls, unbuilt projects, and the modern LPH. It concludes with a look at the future of naval aviation, while numerous appendices summarize related subjects like naval aircraft, recognition markings and the circumstances surrounding the loss of every British carrier. As befits such an important reference work, it is heavily illustrated with a magnificent gallery of photos and plans, some reproduced in color. Written by the leading historian of British carrier aviation, himself a retired Fleet Air Arm pilot, it displays the authority of a lifetime's research combined with a practical understanding of the issues surrounding the design and operation of aircraft carriers. "British Aircraft Carriers" is certain to become the standard work on the subject.

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    British Aircraft Carriers
    Design, Development and Service Histories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) MR David Hobbs
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 246 mm
    Height: 290 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,792 g
    ISBN 13: 9781591140740
    ISBN 10: 1591140749

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: JWF
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17470
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 359
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150
    LC classification: V
    Illustrations note
    , black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, frontispiece
    US Naval Institute Press
    Imprint name
    US Naval Institute Press
    Publication date
    15 January 2014