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Carrier: A Guided Tour of an Aircraft Carrier (Military Library) Paperback – 19 May 2000


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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd (19 May 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0283072865
  • ISBN-13: 978-0283072864
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.4 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 270,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Since the publication of The Hunt for Red October, Tom Clancy has established an unrivalled position as the world's leading thriller writer, with a string of million-selling novels and three major Hollywood films to his name. He is also the author of SSN and the non-fiction books Submarine, Armoured Warfare, Fighter Wing and Marine.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Mar. 2001
Format: Paperback
Tom Clancy, has the whole book perfect. He starts off expalining the whole world of carriers and naval aviation, then an interview ith the Cheif of naval operation, then he describes an aviators life, then how the carriers are built, then the planes (now and future), weapons, the parts of a carrier battle group, a good look at the george washington (cvn 73), an examination of a fleet exercise, and finally a short story about carrier war with india. the whole book is a brrilant insight into carriers. anyone who is intrested should get it. i thought this book would be boring but was suprised and i love it.
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Clancy's newest non-fiction book continues the tradition of excellence in explaining to the common person a specific aspect of the military, this time a Carrier Battle Group. Clancy not only focuses on the current status of the CVBG's, but also tells the history, and what he believes the future of the CVBG's will be. The book is filled with historical, as well as technical facts about CVBG's, and also discusses many of the future plans for the United States Navy. A must-have book for anyone interested in the past, present, or future of United States Navy Carriers.
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By A Customer on 1 Feb. 1999
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I am a great fan of Tom Clancy. Over the years I have come to buy his novels without reading the resume or write up, but just by knowing that he wrote it. Of course yet again I wasn't disapointed. The book contains fine detail and information concerning US carriers of today, but also gives us a good view of the past and future designs. If anyone would like to gather and understand the function and works of these massive ships, I couldn't suggest a better book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Jun. 1999
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Tom Clancy should best stick to fiction. Or maybe it's just me: I bought this boook expecting to find a lot on the role of the aircraft carrier AND of the other ships in a CVBG. Instead, I got something that concentrated on the various apsects of the carrier, and said very little about how it fits in with the other ships.
Having said that, it's interesting in what it does say, even down to giving you the names of those currently (at time of publishing) commanding squadrons on the carrier George Washington! There is also a section on the planes used, and the future likely development of such aircraft.
It finishes with a short story based on the operations of a CVBG. But this story is typical of Clancy: the US can do no wrong, and it military operations always come off perfectly. And we know that isn't true...
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