By John Roberts
The Essex-class airplane companies are well-known for his or her effectiveness and reliability as warships and the significant development courses they initiated. in-built 1941, the Intrepid (CV11) used to be one of many category of twenty-four vessels developed in the course of and instantly after global warfare II. sporting 90 airplane every one, they shaped the most air power and remarkable strength of the U.S. Pacific Fleet opposed to the japanese from 1943 to 1945. Written via recognized warship historian John Roberts, this vintage reference in this vintage send positive factors the huge diagrams and images that this sequence has turn into justly recognized for. It additionally deals an authoritative description of the options, layout, variations, and operational background of the Intrepid and a brand new large-scale fold-out plan. 154 illustrations.101/2 x 91/2 inches.
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Anatomy of the Ship - The Aircraft Carrier Intrepid by John Roberts