This title details shipborne fighters, bombers and flying boats, including the Curtiss Helldiver, Mitsubishi Zero-Sen, Supermarine Seafire, and many more. It includes an A-Z directory of all the major naval aircraft from 1910 to 1945, including flying boats, fighters and bombers. It examines the history and evolution of naval aircraft from the first flights from ships in 1910 to the rise of naval airpower during World War II. It features specification boxes that provide at-a-glance information about each aircraft's name, country of origin, first flight, power, armament, size, weight and performance. It includes fascinating quotes from military leaders, plus a technical glossary explaining key aviation terms and abbreviations. This fully illustrated reference book charts the early history of naval aviation, from the pioneering days when biplanes were catapulted from converted destroyers through to the war-winning 'ace-making' aircraft of World War II. It focuses on the main wartime theatres in which naval aviation played a significant part, for example Pearl Harbor, the Doolittle Raid and the Battle of Midway. There is an A-Z directoy of over 70 aircraft that describes the main characteristics of each plane, with expert commentary and high-quality photography. With its accurate information and 330 photographs, this lively volume provides historians and enthusiasts with key information about the naval aircraft of this key period in history.