The Hook

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Magazine Data

Availability: National Society           Issues per Year: 4
ISSN: 0736-9220           Barcode:
First Year: 196?           Last Year: current

Publisher: Tailhook Association
Country: United States         Language: English

Main Genre: service
Exclusively Aviation?: Yes

Status: Current

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Remarks

The Tailhook Association is an independent, fraternal, nonprofit organization internationally recognized as the premier supporter of the aircraft carrier and other sea-based aviation. The purposes of the Association are: to foster, encourage, develop, study, and support the aircraft carrier, sea-based aircraft, both fixed and rotary wing, and aircrews of the United States of America; and to educate and inform the public in the appropriate role of the aircraft carrier and carrier aviation in the nation’s defense system.
‘The Hook’ is the official journal of The Tailhook Association and as such is the only publication in the world that is dedicated to telling the story of U.S. Navy carrier aviation, both past and present. Each issue contains a selection of carrier and squadron histories balanced with departments containing the latest news of current units and aerospace industry developments affecting carrier aviation. Emphasis is placed on high-quality reproduction of the best photographs available of U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps aircraft in operational situations. A typical issue of ‘The Hook’ will contain more than 175 photographs and squadron insignia within its pages. Accompanying each carrier history article is a unique matrix containing a list of each squadron, type of aircraft, modex numbers, dates and area of deployment of the featured ship.
‘The Hook’ is published quarterly, and is subtitled ‘Journal of Carrier Aviation’. An A4 size publication, with around 70 pages in each issue, with many photos and squadron insignia. First published in the 1960s.

Further information: website: Tailhook


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