I vaguely remember reading a book, one of a series called 'The Last Carrier'or something of the sort. It was meant as ASBish FH at the time but I think I can now call it ASBish AH. Basically the premise is that an American expedition to the Arctic in the 1970s finds a stranded WW2 Japanese supercarrier hitherto unknown to the rest of the world. This supercarrier is the biggest vessel ever built- the crew. equipment and pilots have survived through some sort of plot convenience. Meanwhile, the Chinese government launches some strange satelittes that destroy any form of modern military technology (e.g. jet fighters, ICBMs etc.). This means that the Chinese army with it's overwhelming manpower advantage is the world's newest superpower. The book focuses on carrier missions against the Chinese and (I think) some sort of Pan-Arab coalition fighting against NATO, Japan and most of the rest of the First World. I'm not too sure what the Russians were doing. Now I know it's a ludicrous premise but I was wondering if I had just dreamt it or has anyone else read these books?