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Operation Desert Storm: US Air Power on Full Display

The following article on Operation Desert Storm is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. On August 2, 1990, Saddam Hussein’s...
operation praying mantis

Operation Praying Mantis: US Retribution Against Iran

The following article on Operation Praying Mantis is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Western and allied navies...
f-14 tomcat

F-14 Tomcat: The Supersonic Fighter

The following article on the F-14 Tomcat is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The most significant aircraft of the immediate...
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russian aircraft carriers

Russian Aircraft Carriers: From the Cold War to Today

The following article on Russian aircraft carriers is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. During the Cold War the Soviet Navy...
aerial refueling

Aerial Refueling: Increasing Military Aircraft Flight-Time

The following article on aerial refueling is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Jet aircraft brought unparalleled performance...
angled deck

Angled Deck Carriers: An Innovation in Naval Flight

The following article on angled deck aircraft carriers is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Early in the jet era of the...
supersonic jets

Supersonic Jets: Breaking the Sound Barrier

The following article on supersonic jets is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The 1950s brought immense change to carrier...
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USS Forrestal (CVA-59): First Angled-Deck Carrier

The following article on the USS Forrestal is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In 2001 retired Vice Admiral Jerry Miller...
korean war aircraft

Korean War Aircraft: An Evolution in Flight

The following article on Korean War aircraft is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. When communist North Korea’s forces...
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Close Air Support (CAS): Its Korean War Origin

The following article on Close Air Support (CAS) is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In the wake of World War Two, the...
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