Aircraft Carriers

A collection of articles related to aircraft carriers.

operation desert storm

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...
end of the vietnam war

End of the Vietnam War

The following article on the end of the Vietnam War 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. Beset at home and abroad, in 1968...
gulf of tonkin incident

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident

The following article on the Gulf of Tonkin Incident 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 early 1964, increasing American...
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...
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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...
close air support

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...
military jets

Military Jets: The Cornerstone of Post-WW2 Air Power

The following article on the history of military 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. While navalists pondered and...
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