By David Hobbs
After 1945 'experts' prophesied that nuclear guns could make traditional forces out of date yet British carrier-borne airplane have been nearly consistently hired in several conflicts as a ways aside as Korea, Egypt, the Persian Gulf, the South Atlantic, East Africa and the a long way East, frequently giving successive British Governments ideas whilst no others have been on hand. within the procedure the Royal military invented a number of the strategies and units an important to trendy service operations – angled decks, steam catapults and deck-landing aids – whereas additionally pioneering novel different types of war like helicopter-borne attack, and strategies for countering such sleek plagues as insurgency and terrorism.
This booklet combines narratives of those poorly understood operations with a transparent research of the strategic and political historical past, profiting from the author's own event of either provider flying and the workings of Whitehall. it really is a huge yet principally untold tale, of renewed value as Britain once more embraces service aviation.
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