See This Plane? It Was Suppose to Turn Aircraft Carriers into Scrap Metal
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Warfare History Network

Technology, Asia

 As in make them obsolete--but the carrier remains. Here is what happened. 

Key point: The plane's successful development would have made carriers obsolete, but it failed.

The first few years after World War II were challenging ones for the U.S. Navy. Massive demobilization of personnel and rapid scrapping or retirement of ships created internal disruptions. Formation of a new Defense Department, combined with sharp reductions in defense spending, led...


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