U.S. Navy Floatplanes in Action WWII By Al Adcock. Before the advent of radar and other electronic devices aboard naval vessels, the duties of searching for enemy fleets and the spotting of naval gunfire fell upon the floatplane scouts. These small one- and two-place catapult-launched aircraft – the Curtis SOC Seagull, Vought OS2U Kingfisher, Curtiss SO3C Seamew, and Curtiss SC Seahawk – were the ‘eyes of the fleet’ during World War II, and some continued to serve until as late as 1949. More than ninety photos, ten colour profiles, black-and-white line drawings, colour covers. Fifty pages, soft cover, landscape format.
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