AIRCRAFT CARRIERS are on their way OUT

Turner, Stansfield
July 2006
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2006, Vol. 132 Issue 7, p16
Conference Proceeding
The article reports that it is difficult to expect any weapon system to dominate for many years at the time when military technology is changing very rapidly. It also holds true for 65 years old aircraft carriers that played a crucial role during World War II. At the same time, it is also difficult for military organizations to abandon weapon systems that have proven their worth. In his book "Men, Machines, and Modern Times," Elting E. Morison has explained how difficult it is for military organizations to abandon familiar weapon systems.


Related Articles

  • MEN, MACHINES, AND MODERN TIMES. McC. Adams, Robert // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Mar1967, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p26 

    The article reviews the book "Men, Machines, and Modern Times," by Elting E. Morison.

  • China's First Aircraft Carrier. Khan, Mehmood-Ul-Hassan // Defence Journal;2011, Vol. 15 Issue 1-2, p38 

    The author offers his insight on China's first aircraft carrier "Shi Lang," larger than the French carrier Charles de Gaulle. He comments on the mixed regional reactions, international criticisms and concerns about Shi Lang. He offers views on China's development of new submarines, ships and...

  • Britain, France May Cooperate on Aircraft Carrier Programs.  // Sea Power;Apr2004, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p58 

    Reports on the likelihood that Great Britain and France may cooperate on an aircraft carrier program. Reason why the proposed carrier will not be nuclear powered; Potential areas in the program for both nations to cooperate; Features of the proposed aircraft carrier.

  • Aircraft Carriers Go Global. Enomoto, Jr., Michael A.; Pradham, Pratik S. // Harvard International Review;Spring89, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p55 

    The article examines the aircraft carrier's role in the defense policy of non-traditional naval powers, and explores how aircraft carriers play an important role in each of these country's strategic interests. Apart from traditional naval powers like the U.S., Great Britain and the Soviet Union...

  • COMBAT FLEETS. Wertheim, Eric // U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Dec2012, Vol. 138 Issue 12, p90 

    The article reports that the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) returned to Norfolk, Virginia in November 2012 to prepare for her December 2012 inactivation. It states that the returning marks the 25th homecoming for the nation's first and longest-serving nuclear-powered aircraft carrier....

  • Happier landings. Excell, Jon // Engineer (00137758);8/6/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7657, p24 

    Reports that aerodynamic experts are working on ways to smooth the airflow to combat the hazards of deck turbulence. Conditions in which sea-based military aircraft can operate; Purpose of columnar vortex generators.

  • in your opinion. Blamey, Mike // Engineer (00137758);Jun2014, Vol. 296 Issue 7852, p15 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to an article about the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier project.

  • FLASHBACK. Bodie, Warren M. // Aviation History;Mar2008, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p38 

    The article focuses on Douglas Aircraft's design for giant bomber who won the design competition in the U.S. for long-range bomber capable of flying 7,700 miles nonstop in 55 hours. It is said that Douglas gained a contract for a 10-place very heavy bomber designated XBLR-2, intended to carry...

  • Historic Fleets. BAKER III, A. D. // Naval History;Apr2004, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p12 

    The article focuses on historic fleets of the U.S. Navy. The first seagoing ship built in the U.S. with electric propulsion also was the first fuel-carrying auxiliary built to U.S. Navy plans and later the Navy's first aircraft carrier. The collier Jupiter (AC-3) was laid down on 10 October 1911...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics