: A Guided Tour of an Aircraft Carrier
They are floating cities with crews of thousands. They are
the linchpins of any military strategy, for they provide what has become
the key to every battle fought since World War I: air superiority. The
mere presence of a U.S. naval carrier in a region is an automatic
display of strength that sends a message no potential enemy can ignore.
Now, Tom Clancy welcomes you aboard for a detailed look at how these
floating behemoths function. With his trademark style and eye for
detail, Clancy brings you naval combat strategy like no one else can.
Carrier includes: * Takeoffs and landings: flying into the danger zone
* The aircraft onboard: their range, their power, their weaponry
* The role of the carrier in modern naval warfare
* Exclusive photographs, illustrations and diagrams
Plus: An interview with the U.S. Navy's Chief of Naval Operations,
Admiral Jay Johnson
Awe-inspiring, the modern aircraft carrier--truly a self-contained
city--provides a presence at sea recognized and respected around the
world. The Kaufmans have produced a total portrait that highlights the
remarkable performances of a large supporting cast--the men and women
behind the pilots and ship's officers who make the carrier go.
Full-color, full-page photos.