Fist of the Fleet Aircraft

Carrier-based aircraft are different. The reasons seem obvious and include folding wings and a capability for catapult launches and arrested recoveries. Salt-water corrosion is a major issue and, until recently, corrosion was aggravated by noxious stack gas (sulfur) from the carrier itself. Contents Include;
  • Grumman Avenger (TBF-1/TBM-3)
  • Curtis Helldiver (SB2C-4/5)
  • Douglas Skyraider (AD-1/2/3/4/5 and A-1H/J)
  • Ling-Tempco-Vought (LTV) Corsair II (A-7B/E)
  • McDonnel-Douglas Hornet (F/A-18A/C)
  • Early World War II Aircraft (USN and USMC)
  • Early Navy Jet Aircraft

Fist of the Fleet Ships

Saratoga was badly damaged in March 1945, but repaired and became a training carrier off Pearl Harbor until the surrender. Enterprise, damaged off Okinawa, was still undergoing repairs in Bremerton when the Japanese surrendered.
RANGER never saw combat in the Pacific because of her slow speed and light displacement. She served in the Atlantic until January 1944 when she became a training carrier operating out of Quonset Point. She passed through the Panama Canal in July 1944 and began providing combat training off San Diego in October 1944.