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A view of Royal Navy Martlet IVs (F4F-4 Wildcats) in Victorious?s armored hangar deck, September 1942. The British pre?World War II decision to armor the flight decks and hangars of its aircraft carriers?contrary to U.S. Navy practice?was based on expectations of fighting a future war within relatively enclosed European waters (Imperial War Museum A 12556).

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