The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor demonstrated the high efficiency of aircraft carrier compounds in the fight against surface ships and shore facilities. It confirmed the correctness of the course of the Japanese leadership on the development of this new type of weapon, were so essential to the rule of capture at sea. With the advent of the era of classic aircraft carrier naval battles left in the past. It is no longer surface ships and naval aviation began to play a leading role in the destruction of their own kind. If the Germans were the first to have successfully applied a new tactical bunch of tanks - aircraft, the Japanese are effectively connected with the actions of the ship's aircraft. Largely due to these tactical innovations military powers "axis" could gain an advantage in the early stages of the war.