the days of fighting sail the battleship was the supreme piece of
military hardware that projected imperial power around the globe.
the modern world it is the aircraft carrier and this first-rate
documentary from the Discovery Channel Aircraft Carriers
gives you an inside look at the greatest military weapons ever created.
been lucky enough to have been on a carrier - the Eisenhower way
back in the late 1980s - I have to say that even small ones are
documentary focuses on the massive John C. Stennis, which has enough
firepower to match the armed forces of more than 70 per cent of
countries in the world.
looks at the aircraft, the crew, the armaments and how planes are
launched. Right down to the nuts and bolts of flight deck information
- literally, because computers were so slow at dealing with the
complicated proceedures those in charge went back to using fasteners
to indicate the status of operational aircraft!
from the Stennis, Aircraft Carriers also investigates the
smaller carriers used by the US Marines and Royal Navy and how effective
the latter was during the Falklands War.
fans of modern military matters this is a really informative programme.