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The book, Naval Wings: Royal Naval carrier-borne aircraft since 1916, traces 70 years of Royal Navy aviation and along the way describes in detail the vast number of different types of aircraft which were used. These purpose built or modified aircraft range from the Sopwith Pups, Camels and Cuckoos, through the famous Swordfish and Martlet up through the ultra-modern British Aerospace Sea Harrier. "Naval wings: Royal Naval carrier-borne aircraft since 1916" combines a vast amount of fascinating technical information with a readable narrative. The major sections of "Naval Wings: Royal Naval carrier-borne aircraft since 1916" are as follows: 1) Introduction; 2) The Aircraft (reviews 52 different aircraft); 3) Appendix - A summary of the main aircraft carrier allocations of flights and squadrons; 4) Select bibliography and 5) Index. In addition to an informative narrative, "Naval Wings: Royal Naval carrier-borne aircraft since 1916" includes approximately 139 black and white photographs many of which came from private collections and have never before been published. In the end, the growth of the British Fleet Air Arm from a small, misunderstood unit into a vital sector of British air defense is a story that will have great appeal for all aviation enthusiasts. This book is 111 pages and is in very good condition. The author is adrian Vicary. Edition published in 1984.