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The book, Warbirds Illustrated No. 19: Carrier Air Operations Since 1945 represents a concise but complete review of carrier air operations from the immediate post-war era up through the early 1980s. While the aircraft carrier was the undisputed capital ship of the initial post-war period of time, by the late 1960s nuclear powered and armed submarines began to challenge this supremacy. Still, events like the Falklands War between Argentina and Great Britain validated the continued need for "organic" air cover as an indispensable asset to the modern battle commander. The photographs included in "Warbirds Illustrated No. 19: Carrier Air Operations Since 1945" have been chosen to illustrate various aspects of aircraft carrier operations on the flight deck, as well as, to highlight the ever-changing development of carrier aircraft. While aircraft technology has changed dramatically since the end of World War II, the types of aircraft in service in the early 1980s would still be familiar to a pilot of the earlier era. On the flight deck of any modern aircraft carrier can be found fighter, fighter-bomber, reconnaissance and search & rescue aircraft, which is what a post-war aviator would have found in the late 1940s. "Warbirds Illustrated No. 19: Carrier Operations Since 1945" groups the photographs by respective navies large and small. Since other books cover individual carrier-borne aircraft in depth, the intent of this book is to provide a representative sampling of the various aircraft types operating aboard post-war aircraft carriers. In addition to an informative introduction and picture captions, "Warbirds Illustrated No. 19: Carrier Air Operations Since 1945" includes the following features: 1) Approximately 119 black and white photographs and 2) About 15 color photographs. This book is 72 pages and is in good condition. The author is Paul Beaver. Edition published in 1983.