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The Naval Air Forces Of The United States From Its Earliest Beginnings To Its Apex In The Twilight Of The Cold War Revealed In Two Documentaries: 1) NAVAL COMBAT AIRCRAFT (Color, 1987, 47 Minutes), Produced By Command Vision, Ltd., And 2) FLIGHT DECK (Color, 1988, 46 Minutes), Produced By Aviation Week Magazine And McGraw-Hill -- All Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #PropsAndJets #USColdWarNavalAirPower #USNavalAirPower #AerialOrderOfBattle #AircraftCarriers #Carriers #ColdWar #ColdWarAirPower #USNavalAviation #USNavalAviationHistory #HistoryOfUSNavalAviation #USAviation #USAviationHistory #HistoryOfUSAviation #NavalAviation #NavalAviationHistory #HistoryOfNavalAviation #USNavy #USNavyHistory #USNavalHistory #HistoryOfTheUSNavy #NavalHistory #Aviation #AviationHistory #HistoryOfAviation #USMilitaryAviation #USMilitaryAviationHistory #HistoryOfUSMilitaryAviation #MilitaryAviation #MilitaryAviationHistory #HistoryOfMilitaryAviation #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Naval Aviation is the application of military air power by navies, whether from warships that embark aircraft, or land bases. Naval aviation is typically projected to a position nearer the target by way of an aircraft carrier. Carrier-based aircraft must be sturdy enough to withstand demanding carrier operations. They must be able to launch in a short distance and be sturdy and flexible enough to come to a sudden stop on a pitching flight deck; they typically have robust folding mechanisms that allow higher numbers of them to be stored in below-decks hangars and small spaces on flight decks. These aircraft are designed for many purposes, including air-to-air combat, surface attack, submarine attack, search and rescue, materiel transport, weather observation, reconnaissance and wide area command and control duties. Naval helicopters can be used for many of the same missions as fixed-wing aircraft while operating from aircraft carriers, helicopter carriers, destroyers and frigates. During the Cold War, the navies of NATO faced a significant threat from Soviet submarine forces, specifically Soviet Navy SSN and SSGN assets. This resulted in the development and deployment of light aircraft carriers with major anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities by European NATO navies. One of the most effective weapons against submarines is the ASW helicopter, several of which could be based on these light ships. These carriers are typically around 20,000 tons displacement and carry a mix of ASW helicopters and BAe Sea Harrier or Harrier II V/STOL aircraft. Land-based maritime patrol aircraft are also useful in this role, since they can operate independently of aircraft carriers.