Hone, Thomas C.; Friedman, Norman; Mandeles, Mark D.
March 2011
Naval War College Review;Spring2011, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p63
Academic Journal
The article discusses the history of the angled-deck aircraft carrier, seeking to explain why Great Britain's Royal Navy (RN) had constructed this ship before the U.S. Navy (USN) did. Similarly, the author investigates Britain's development of the optical landing aid and steam catapults, both features of the angled-deck aircraft carrier. These innovations were developed as a means to more safely operate jet aircraft and fighter planes from the decks of aircraft carriers. The operations of the RN's Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) at Farnborough, England are discussed.


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