Follow the transition of the US Navy’s post-war aircraft carrier with photos! After the victory over Japan, in the rapidly developing era of jets and nuclear weapons, the US Navy’s aircraft carriers have undergone major changes, becoming larger and more complex. This book not only introduces the Midway class completed immediately after the war to the latest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, but also has a large page for the Essex class, which has been modernized and refurbished many times and survived the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The book explains in detail the new post-war equipment such as the angled deck and blast deflector, the carrier-based aircraft from the F8F Bearcat to the F-35 Lightning II, and the role of the aircraft carrier in American space development such as the Apollo program. Japanese text and captions.