British Aircraft Carriers - Design, Development and Service Histories, David Hobbs.
The definitive history of the British aircraft carrier, written by a
former RN officer who served on carriers and was deeply involved in the
work of the Invincible class carriers. As a result the author
has a much more in-depth knowledge of the technical background to
carrier design that most, and we get a much better understanding of the
thinking behind each new type of carrier, their abilities and
limitations and how that affected their service careers.
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