Weapons At War: Naval Aviations
When the Wright Brothers took their first flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903, only a few military leaders recognized the potential for revolutionizing naval warfare.
Today, of course, aircraft carriers form the nucleus of the naval strike , and the planes that catapult off their decks are some of the most complex weapons known to man. Naval Aviation traces the evolution of Navy fighter aircraft from the first takeoff from a warship by Eugene Ely in 1910 to the top guns of Desert Storm. It is a story that combines imagination, necessity, adventure, and discipline, as well as national determination and individual heroism.
Hosted by Robert Conrad, Weapons At War presents an exhaustive and fascinating account of the people and planes that launched the U.S. Navy to its current position of international preeminence.