United States of America (USA)
A naval battle fought by aircraft, which marked a major turning point in the war in the Pacific.
This means aircraft career or " parent aircraft carrier " ENTERPRISE, which in the Czech non-poetic translation works at best as an ordinary COMPANY.
American Pegasus class rocket boats were avant-garde units, built on the basis of hydrofoils during the 70's and 80's. Their final form was the result of many years of development and the formation of US Navy requirements for small fast strike vessels.
The pioneering hydrofoil USS High Point was followed by experimental gunboats USS Flagstaff and USS Tucumcari. Based on the positive test results of these vessels, a new multi-purpose hydrofoil was developed for the US Navy in the late 1960s. Similar units, designed mainly for the destruction of Soviet missile boats, at that time were also required by NATO states. Subsequently, another joint development procedure was agreed on the basis of the American project.
From the beginning, the PHM program was marked by disagreements between the participants and subsequently also by a large excess of the planned costs. This has led all NATO nations to withdraw from the program. In the end, the US Navy alone bought only six units, which had only a short career and were decommissioned in 1993.
Hundreds of castaways from the cruiser Indianapolis paid with their lives in the last days of the war for the failure of the American rescue system. Thirsty, the sun and sharks killed them in the Pacific for 85 hours. Captain McVay survived. The Navy turned him into a scapegoat. McVay, who committed suicide, was pardoned by the current American president.