Squadron-Signal Warships In Action 4005 - US Aircraft Carriers, Part 1


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Squadron-Signal Warships In Action 4005 - US Aircraft Carriers, Part 1 ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ. and British Royal Navy saw that the potential of this new weapon would be exploited only if the aircraft could be launched from and recovered on ships at sea. But? The general success of air­craft in the land battles of the First World War very quickly led some Navy officials to push for experiments with combat aircraft at sea. There was disagreement even as to whether naval aviation should be considered an independent weapon, or simply an adjunct to the scouting forces in support of the battle line. in the U.S. Navy, as in other navies interested in aviation, there was a great deal of controversy over the best way to employ this new capability. The U.S. Shore-based naval aircraft were indistinguish­able from their land-based counterparts, but they were too restricted in range to be an effective weapon over large areas of open water. Both the U.S. Float planes were available, but these were too restricted by weather and sea conditions and were too encumbered by their floats to make effective combat aircraft. Navy had shown considerable interest in aviation as it emerged as a reliable technology at the end of the first and the beginning of the second decade of this century?

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