Naval Aviation

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A patrol aircraft (a Lockheed P-3C) of the United States Navy, in 2011

Naval Aviation is the air force branch of a navy. Its aircraft can be airplanes and helicopters.

Missions[change | change source]

Missions for naval aviation include:

Countries[change | change source]

In 2013 the following countries had a naval aviation: Argentina, Brazil, France, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States.

History[change | change source]

Two Vought F-8J Crusader fighters of VF-191

The first naval aviation was the British Royal Naval Air Service, that was created on 13 April 1912. On April 1, 1918 the RNAS and the Royal Flying Corps were merged into the Royal Air Force. During World War I and after World War II, naval aviation were used for all kinds of combat missions. Famous battles were Pacific War, Normandy Landings, Dieppe Raid and Battle of Midway. After the World Wars it was used for the Falklands War, the Libyan Civil War, and the Gulf War.

USMC Naval aviation[change | change source]

U.S.M.C. aviation was used in World War II,Korean War and the Vietnam War

U.S. Naval aviation[change | change source]

U.S. Naval aviation was used in World War II,Korean War and the Vietnam War