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Jets at Sea Naval Aviation in Transition 1945-1955 by Leo Marriott

By Leo Marriott

As global battle drew to an in depth, jet-powered plane have been starting to be brought into carrier. to use this significant improvement it was once worthy for the entire worlds air powers to reconsider wrestle strategies and increase the technique of dealing with those quicker and customarily higher airplane within the air, on land and particularly at sea. As this contemporary breed approached and at last broke the sound barrier, so did touchdown and takeoff speeds. the last decade after the warfare observed swift advancements within the layout of either naval plane and their seaborne bases - the airplane provider.

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In 1951 the sqadron was redesignated VF-870, in conformity with the US Navy system. A sister squadron, 883, was also formed with Seafires and re-equipped with Sea Furies in September 1948, becoming VF-871 in 1951 and retaining its aircraft until as late as August 1956. It was not only the Commonwealth navies who evinced an interest in the Sea Fury. 10s. 11. 51s were produced under a licence agreement by Fokker. The early examples were allocated to the GVO (Gevechtsvliegopleiding), the fighter pilot combat school based at Valkenburg.

Initial production examples had an under fuselage arrester hook carried on an A-frame, which pivoted just aft of the wing trailing edge. However, later aircraft had a new sting-type arrester hook, which could also pivot laterally, and this was anchored to the base of the fuselage sternpost, which also carried the rudder. The incorporation of this resulted in a change of the rudder profile, making it slightly taller. The first unit to equip with the Seafire XV was 802 Squadron based at Arbroath in May 1945.

Their great virtue was a speed of 32 knots, which allowed them to take their place in the fast carrier task groups forming for the great sweep across the Central Pacific. The last major US carriers laid down in World War II were the three Midway class, which now followed British practice with significant armour protection to both the hull and flight deck. On a full load displacement of around 60,000 tons, they would be capable of carrying up to 137 aircraft. However, although work began in 1943, none of the three laid down were to be in service before the end of the War and their subsequent story is described in Chapter 3.

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