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The British Fleet Air Arm in global conflict II [Osprey Elite a hundred sixty five] КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Автор: Mark Barber: Название: The British Fleet Air Arm in international battle II [Osprey Elite 165]:Серия: Osprey Elite 165:Издательство: Osprey Publishing Ltd:Страниц: 68:Язык: Английский:Год: 2008:Формат: pdf:Размер: 23,1 Mb:Для сайта: www.mirknig.comОписание (About this book): it is a concise background of the Royal Navy's air arm in the course of global warfare II, from their Arctic convoys, to the conflict of Malta, and the final raids on Japan. Amazingly, the Admiralty basically had 406 operational pilots and 8 companies whilst conflict broke out, yet a trifling six years later there have been over 3,000 operational pilots and fifty three airplane companies patrolling the seas in each theatre of the battle. This publication charts the swift evolution of the Fleet Air Arm in the course of the struggle as air energy took over on the innovative of naval battle. Mark Barber's account is extremely illustrated with images and especially commissioned full-colour paintings and provides an summary of the British Fleet Air Arm, from recruitment and coaching via to wrestle bills. realize essentially the most dramatic activities of the struggle as Royal army aces battled opposed to the Axis forces - scoring either the 1st and final kills of the battle. eighty five 1 2 three four five

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Ideally, the pilot would attempt to line himself up at 60 degrees from the bows of his target. A solitary torpedo running for 2,000 yards, or in extreme cases 4,000 yards, at a speed of up to 40 knots would not be too difficult for a ship to evade; so flights of torpedo aircraft would attack simultaneously, combining three aircraft in formation to_ drop torpedoes to run parallel to each other. Ships could attempt to evade these by turning and steaming straight toward them, endeavouring to pick their way between the tracks.

The battleship Bretagne was destroyed and several other ships crippled; however, the battleship Strasbourg and six escorting destroyers escaped, fleeing for Toulon. Ark Royafs Swordfish attacked without success - the first time aircraft had ever attempted to torpedo a capital ship at sea 'in anger'. Five days later six Swordfish of 814 NAS launched from HMS Hermes and attacked the French battleship Richelieu at Dakar in Senegal, causing enough damage to keep her out of the war for a year. With the capabilities of the Vichy French navy severely reduced, Force H in the central Mediterranean could concentrate on the Italians.

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