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British Carrier Books

Joined: May 5th, 2018, 1:11 pm

June 10th, 2018, 2:36 pm #1

The books by David Hobbs are very informative.
Of particular interest is the reasoning for the armored deck which made sense for the operations envisioned.
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Joined: October 20th, 2005, 10:23 pm

June 11th, 2018, 3:51 pm #2

Friedmans always excellent value, although quite a bit of reading is required as there are gems buried in the text on almost every page!
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Joined: July 13th, 2012, 3:42 pm

June 11th, 2018, 5:16 pm #3

His photo captions and footnotes also have lots of excellent information.
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Joined: May 5th, 2018, 1:11 pm

June 11th, 2018, 5:29 pm #4

I have Friedmans books too
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Joined: December 5th, 2014, 1:45 am

June 13th, 2018, 12:23 am #5

There are a few:

British Aircraft Carriers (David Hobbs) is what is mentioned above.

British Carrier Aviation (Norman Friedman) is what is mentioned above.

Fighters Over the Fleet (Norman Friedman) covers RN operations and doctrine extensively.

British Warships of the Second World War detailed in the original builder's plans (John Roberts) is a collection of plans and essays by the ship's designers. The most recent edition has much better quality reproductions of the ship diagrams

American & British Aircraft Carrier Development 1919-1941 (Various authors including Friedman) is an examination of doctrine and development.

 Then there are books like these that give detailed looks at some RN carrier operations:

The British Pacific Fleet (Hobbs)

Carrier Pilot (Norman Hanson)

Carrier Observer (Gordon Wallace)

They Gave Me a Seafire (Crosley)

Sea Flight (Popham)

War in a Stringbag (Lamb)

Carrier Fighters (Brown)

Illustrious (Poolman)
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Joined: August 24th, 2007, 11:14 pm

June 13th, 2018, 9:37 am #6

That's a handy list, might have to write those down for next time  i am out of the outback.
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