Images of War - United States Naval Aviation 1911 - 2014Автор:
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From humble beginnings in 1911 with float planes, by the 1930s, the US Navy possessed dirigibles and were introducing fighter planes. By the start of WW2, monoplane fighters were replacing biplanes and a major aircraft carrier build was underway.
Fighters such as the Grumman FLF Hellcat and Vought F4U Corsair were joined by carrier attack aircraft such as the Dauntless, Devastator and Helldriver. As well as carrier-borne aircraft, others operated from shore bases using both wheels and floats.