Army & Navy - OPERATIONS: All at Sea

Shaking down in the Caribbean last week was the first of a new class of monster aircraft carriers, the Midway — the U.S. Navy's and the world's mightiest warship. As a fighting machine, the Midway seemed to have everything: her flight deck was armored; thousands of tons of alloy steel encased her vitals; she had 200,000 h.p. to drive her 45,000 tons (60,000 or more at full load) at better than 33 knots; in her new, long-barreled 5-inch guns there was fire power to keep an enemy away while 120 planes operated from...

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