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Book. “Naval Air Forces of the World, since 1945”

More than a book, this is an excellent overview of naval air forces from all over the world since the end of World War II.

More than a book, this is an excellent overview of naval air forces from all over the world since the end of World War II.

Whether modest in size (Argentina, New Zealand, etc.) or impressive (in particular the United States), all naval air forces deserve a tribute in this 200-page book, compiled by one of the leading specialists in this field!

It all begins at the end of the 1939-1945 war, when the countries that had participated in the conflict, most of which were in shambles with the exception of Uncle Sam, had to rearm themselves for the new threats that were already looming. Initially, the Anglo-Saxon countries, strapped for resources, lent their aircraft carriers and aircraft, particularly to countries that had borne the brunt of those years of conflict. This was the case for France, first with of all the “Arromanches,” loaned by the United Kingdom, and later the “La Fayette” and the “Bois Belleau,” donated by the United States.

These aircraft of this transition period are the first to be featured in “Naval Air Forces of the World, since 1945.” What you have is a chronological and alphabetical presentation, until the present day, of all the aircraft on board aircraft carriers. Apart from traditional fighter jets (Mirage, F-15, Soukhoi, Rafale, etc.), we also discover the aircraft used in anti-submarine warfare and aerial reconnaissance.

Which fleets are actually presented? In alphabetical order, we find Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and finally the United States. The whole book is illustrated with color photographs, along with the detailed descriptions and comments of Gérard Paloque, journalist, writer and author of countless books on war and military armament. Even the most demanding readers will not be disappointed!

Book. “Naval Air Forces of the World, since 1945.” Author: Gérard Paloque. Éditions Heimdal. ISBN: 2840485745.


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