British Carrier Aviation: The Evolution of the Ships and their Aircraft by Norman Friedman soon to be presented for sale on the super BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Conway Maritime Press, 1988, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Jacket illustration: HMS Indomitable, HMS Eagle and HMS Argus prior to Operation Pedestal in August 1942, with HMS Indomitable turning into the wind to commence flying operations from a painting by Peter Hogan. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;
From the cover: From the seaplane carriers of 1914 to the success of the Falklands Taskforce the record of the Royal Navy carriers and naval aircraft for innovation and operational achievement has been unequalled among world navies. It is a record which has been maintained against a background of often limited resources and a British role in the world which has changed dramatically since 1918.
British Carrier Aviation is the story of that record. The authors thematic approach does full justice to the complex interrelationship between strategy, technology and design in the evolution of this exceptional naval arm. He draws widely on official sources, and includes many previously unpublished drawings and photographs of the carriers and their aircraft, making British Carrier Aviation as much a book for the layman as for the naval expert, and of major interest to aircraft- as well as ship-enthusiasts.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy overall.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 384 pages. Index. Bibliography. 12″ x 10″.