Historic Naval Aircraft: From the Pages of Naval History Magazine

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Brassey's, 2004 - History - 165 pages
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Features more than thirty classic naval aircraft, from the 1920s through the jet age - Contains 110 photos and a wealth of technical data - Includes unique scouting and observation aircraft as well as helicopters Norman Polmar's book is a behind-the-scenes look at thirty-two important U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft. These entries are based on the author's Historic Aircraft column, appearing in Naval History. The aircraft selected, some very famous and others virtually unknown, represent a mix of types: fighters, dive-bombers, patrol planes, transports, trainers, and helicopters, including the Pitcairn XOP-1 autogiro, the first rotary-wing aircraft to be operated by the Navy and Marines.They span the period from the Vought VE-7, the first type to take off from the Navy's first carrier, the USS Langley in 1922, through the Grumman A-6 Intruder, which flew in the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars before being retired from service in 1996.

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Norman Polmar is an internationally known analyst, consultant, and award-winning author specializing in the naval, aviation, and intelligence areas. He has participated in or directed major studies in these areas for the U.S. Department of Defense and Navy, and served as a consultant to U.S. and foreign commercial firms and government agencies. He has been an advisor or consultant on naval issues to three U.S. Secretaries of the Navy and two Chiefs of Naval Operations, as well as to three U.S. Senators and a Speaker of the House of Representatives. He has 50 published books to his credit, including eight previous editions of Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet and four editions of Guide to the Soviet Navy. Mr. Polmar is a columnist for Proceedings and Naval History magazines. He is a resident of Alexandria, VA .

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