US 1961 50th Anniversary of Naval Aviation 4c. Scott. 1185

US 1961 50th Anniversary of Naval Aviation 4c. Scott. 1185

Series: 50th Anniversary of Naval Aviation Issue

Stamp details: Navy's First Plane (Curtiss A-1 of 1911) and Naval Air Wings

Issued date: 20-08-1961 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 4c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1185
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1184
Michel (Germany): 811
Yvert et Tellier (France): 716

Dimensions (height x width):
26mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Blue
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10˝

Themes: Aircraft, Aviation, Logo

Total print: 116,995,000 (estimate)

Description:- Naval aviation is the application of military air power by navies, whether from warships that embark aircraft, or land bases. Naval aviation is typically projected to a position nearer the target by way of an aircraft carrier. Carrier-based aircraft must be sturdy enough to withstand demanding carrier operations. They must be able to launch in a short distance and be sturdy and flexible enough to come to a sudden stop on a pitching flight deck; they typically have robust folding mechanisms that allow higher numbers of them to be stored in below-decks hangars and small spaces on flight decks.
These aircraft are designed for many purposes, including air-to-air combat, surface attack, submarine attack, search and rescue, matériel transport, weather observation, reconnaissance and wide area command and control duties. Naval helicopters can be used for many of the same missions as fixed-wing aircraft while operating from aircraft carriers, helicopter carriers, destroyers and frigates.