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During WWII a gap existed where land-based aircraft could not provide air cover for the lifeline convoys sailing to Britain from North America. That mid-Atlantic gap was the prime hunting grounds for the German U-boat wolf packs until it was closed by the escort carrier groups. These small "Baby Flat Tops," armed with Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers and FM Wildcat fighters, could hunt down and destroy submarines as far from the convoys as required. This picture shows the first "Jeep,"…

During WWII a gap existed where land-based aircraft could not provide air cover for the lifeline convoys sailing to Britain from North America. That mid-Atlantic gap was the prime hunting grounds for the German U-boat wolf packs until it was closed by the escort carrier groups. These small "Baby Flat Tops," armed with Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers and FM Wildcat fighters, could hunt down and destroy submarines as far from the convoys as required. This picture shows the first "Jeep,"…

SH-3 Sea King has mainly been used for anti-submarine warfare, it also served in anti-ship, search and rescue, transport, communications, executive transport and Airborne Early Warning roles. Aircraft carriers always deployed it as the first aircraft in the air and the last to land serving in air operations as plane guard and SAR for the fixed winged aircraft.  In the 1990s, it was replaced by in the ASW and SAR roles by the SH-60 Sea Hawk.

SH-3 Sea King has mainly been used for anti-submarine warfare, it also served in anti-ship, search and rescue, transport, communications, executive transport and Airborne Early Warning roles. Aircraft carriers always deployed it as the first aircraft in the air and the last to land serving in air operations as plane guard and SAR for the fixed winged aircraft. In the 1990s, it was replaced by in the ASW and SAR roles by the SH-60 Sea Hawk.

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