Released on 2020-01-27Categories History

Torpedo Bombers, 1900–1950

Torpedo Bombers, 1900–1950

Author: Jean-Denis Lepage

Publisher: Pen and Sword Aviation

ISBN: 9781526763501

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 343

The torpedo-bomber was a very short-lived weapon system, operational for scarcely half a century from just prior WWI to the 1960s. Yet during its brief existence it transformed naval warfare, extending the ship-killing range of ships and coastal defences to hundreds of miles. The Royal Navy and Fleet Air Arm led the way, recording the first sinking of a ship by aerial torpedo in August 1915 but all major navies eagerly developed their own torpedo bomber forces. The torpedo-bomber reached its zenith in WWII, particularly from 1940-42, with notable successes at the Battle of Taranto, the sinking of the Bismarck and Pearl Harbor. It was the weapon of choice for both the US and Japanese in the big Pacific battles such as Midway. In the latter stages of the war, increasingly effective anti-aircraft fire and interceptor aircraft started to render it obsolete, a process completed post-war by long-range anti-ship missiles. Jean-Denis Lepage traces the development of torpedo bombers worldwide, describing their tactics, operational history and the aircraft themselves, including such well-loved types as the Swordfish, Beaufighter and Avenger. Over 300 aircraft are beautifully illustrated.
Released on 2020-01-27Categories History

Torpedo Bombers, 1900–1950

Torpedo Bombers, 1900–1950

Author: Jean-Denis Lepage

Publisher: Pen and Sword Aviation

ISBN: 9781526763488

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 796

The torpedo-bomber was a very short-lived weapon system, operational for scarcely half a century from just prior WWI to the 1960s. Yet during its brief existence it transformed naval warfare, extending the ship-killing range of ships and coastal defences to hundreds of miles. The Royal Navy and Fleet Air Arm led the way, recording the first sinking of a ship by aerial torpedo in August 1915 but all major navies eagerly developed their own torpedo bomber forces. The torpedo-bomber reached its zenith in WWII, particularly from 1940-42, with notable successes at the Battle of Taranto, the sinking of the Bismarck and Pearl Harbor. It was the weapon of choice for both the US and Japanese in the big Pacific battles such as Midway. In the latter stages of the war, increasingly effective anti-aircraft fire and interceptor aircraft started to render it obsolete, a process completed post-war by long-range anti-ship missiles. Jean-Denis Lepage traces the development of torpedo bombers worldwide, describing their tactics, operational history and the aircraft themselves, including such well-loved types as the Swordfish, Beaufighter and Avenger. Over 300 aircraft are beautifully illustrated.
Released on 2020-01-27Categories

Torpedo Bombers 1900-1950

Torpedo Bombers 1900-1950

Author: Jean-Denis Lepage

Publisher:

ISBN: 1526763478

Category:

Page: 272

View: 362

The torpedo-bomber reached its zenith in World War II, particularly from 1940�42, with notable successes at the Battle of Taranto, the sinking of the Bismarck, and Pearl Harbor. It was the weapon of choice for both the US and Japanese in the big Pacific battles such as Midway. In the latter stages of the war, increasingly effective anti-aircraft fire and interceptor aircraft started to render it obsolete, a process completed post-war by long-range anti-ship missiles.Jean-Denis Lepage traces the development of torpedo bombers worldwide, describing their tactics, operational history and the aircraft themselves, including such well-loved types as the Swordfish, Beaufighter, and Avenger. Over 300 aircraft are beautifully illustrated.
Released on 2005-12-08Categories History

Warfare State

Warfare State

Author: David Edgerton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139448749

Category: History

Page:

View: 937

A challenge to the central theme of the existing histories of twentieth-century Britain, that the British state was a welfare state, this book argues that it was also a warfare state, which supported a powerful armaments industry. This insight implies major revisions to our understanding of twentieth-century British history, from appeasement, to wartime industrial and economic policy, and the place of science and technology in government. David Edgerton also shows how British intellectuals came to think of the state in terms of welfare and decline, and includes a devastating analysis of C. P. Snow's two cultures. This groundbreaking book offers a new, post-welfarist and post-declinist, account of Britain, and an original analysis of the relations of science, technology, industry and the military. It will be essential reading for those working on the history and historiography of twentieth-century Britain, the historical sociology of war and the history of science and technology.
Released on 2007Categories Art

Be-bomb

Be-bomb

Author: Serge Guilbaut

Publisher: Museu De Arte Contemporaneo De

ISBN: UOM:39015073626874

Category: Art

Page: 774

View: 102

Compiled by the French historian Serge Guilbaut, Be-Bomb compares and contrasts the art produced in France and the US bewteen 1946-1956 to explore how and why certain works became cultural icons and media images for great commercial success for respective each country. The book analyses the aesthetic debate of the period when New York began replacing Paris as the nerve centre of modern art.
Released on 2000Categories History

100 Years of Conflict, 1900-2000

100 Years of Conflict, 1900-2000

Author: Gary Sheffield

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015050502924

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 599

This definitive anthology brings together over 12 military experts, who specialize in the fields of land, sea and air power to tell the story of armed conflict worldwide.
Released on 2004Categories History

British Secret Projects

British Secret Projects

Author: Tony Buttler

Publisher: Midland Pub Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119430960

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 360

Provides descriptions, data, models, and photographs of British prototype military airplanes, from 1935 to 1950.