Destined for Glory

555,- Kč

Dive Bombing, Midway, and the Evolution of Carrier Airpower

Autor: Thomas Wildenberg
Strany: 288
ISBN: 9781591149699

On 4 June 1942, three squadrons of U.S. Navy Dauntless dive bombers destroyed Japan’s carrier force at Midway and changed the course of the Pacific war. As Wildenberg demonstrates in this book, the key ingredient to the Navy’s success was the planning and training devoted to the tactic of dive bombing. Examining how political, economic, technical, and operational factors influenced the development of carrier airpower between 1925 and 1942, he shows why dive bombing became the Navy’s weapon of choice. He also pays tribute to the select group of naval aviators who drove the evolution of carrier tactics. Although many books have been written about the Battle of Midway, this is the first to focus on how the Navy came to develop the one aerial weapon that proved to be the decisive instrument of victory.

Thomas Wildenberg is a historian specializing in the development of naval aviation and logistics at sea and is the author of several books on naval history including Ship Killer co-authored with Normal Polmar.

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  • Kód: 9781591149699
  • Výrobce: US Naval Institute Press

Tento produkt byl přidán dne Pondělí 16. duben 2012.

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