- Hardcover: 612 pages
- Publisher: Naval Institute Press; 3 Sub edition (May 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0870217925
- ISBN-13: 978-0870217920
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 1.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,854,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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United States Navy Aircraft Since 1911 Hardcover – May, 1990
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It provides a brief history of the type, three-view drawings, specifications/performance data and Bureau Numbers (USN serials). Minor types, balloons and airships, gliders and foreign aircraft are dealt with by a photo or two and brief history.
Add to that a very brief history of US Naval aviation, a detailed explanation of the five different designation systems used by the USN, markings an d colors, list of Navy aircraft by type (i.e. TB or F designations) and there isn't much this book does not have.
Keep in mind, because of brief overview space limitations operational unit details are somewhat limited, usually just mentioning the first units to use the types or noteworthy incidents.
I can also highly recommend a similar effort by the same authors, U.S. Military Aircraft since 1909.
One note: the illustration of this book provided here is of the first (1968) and second (1976) editions. It was revised and issued in a third edition in 1990 with full color artwork typical of the later Putnam volumes.