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This study is about innovations in carrier aviation and the spread of those innovations from one navy to the navy of a close ally. The innovations are the angled flight deck; the steam catapult; and the mirror and lighted landing aid that enabled pilots to land jet aircraft on a carrier’s short and narrow flight deck.
U.S. Naval War College Press
Newport Papers, Naval Strategy, Aircraft Carriers, Naval History
Hone, Thomas C.; Friedman, Norman; and Mandeles, Mark D., "Innovation in Carrier Aviation" (2011). Newport Papers. 37.