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US Naval Aviation in the 1980s: Atlantic and Pacific Fleet Air Stations
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US Naval Aviation in the 1980s: Atlantic and Pacific Fleet Air Stations (Paperback)

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The final decade of the Cold War saw unprecedented peacetime expansion of the US Navy, including Naval Aviation. President Reagan's plan for a 600-ship Navy, resulted in stepped-up construction of Nimitz class supercarriers and the aircraft to operate from them, including new types like the F/A-18 Hornet. Naval aviation was highly diverse, from carrier-borne F-14 Tomcats, to P-3 Orions keeping vigil over the world's oceans, SH-2 Seasprites operating from tiny landing pads on warships in heaving seas, and land-based adversaries playing the opposing force 'bad guys' during training.



Tensions were high in the 1980s. While US carrier battle groups prepared for confrontation with the Soviets, should the Cold War turn 'hot', they also engaged in combat operations in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf.



Take a step inside the day-to-day operations of Naval Aviation in the 1980s.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesAir forces & warfareHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesNaval forces & warfare Publisher: Amberley Publishing Publication Date: 15/04/2023 ISBN-13: 9781445698724  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Adrian Symonds has been fascinated by military history, especially military aviation, since childhood. No doubt, frequent low-level RAF and USAF jets flying over his native Worcestershire during his youth planted the seeds of his ongoing passion for the subject. He has extensively studied the histories of the world's air forces.

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