A6M Zero-sen Aces 1940-42

A6M Zero-sen Aces 1940-42
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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 97
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ISBN-13 : 9781472821454
ISBN-10 : 1472821459
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Book Synopsis A6M Zero-sen Aces 1940-42 by : Nicholas Millman

Download or read book A6M Zero-sen Aces 1940-42 written by Nicholas Millman and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-04-18 with total page 97 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Mitsubishi A6M Zero-sen was Japan's Spitfire. In continuous development and operational service from the time of the Sino-Japanese war in 1940 to the end of the Pacific War in 1945, it is held in almost mythical awe, similar to Britain's legendary fighter aircraft. At the time of its operational debut the fighter's design features offered the revolutionary combination of an all-round vision canopy, cannon armament and a jettisonable drop tank giving it phenomenal range. Together with the flying and tactical proficiency of superbly trained pilots, this made the Zero-sen a true strategic fighter, spearheading Japan's offensive in the Pacific. It was also the mount of a plethora of successful and flamboyant naval aces engaged in both sea and land campaigns. This volume covers the use of the A6M2 variant from its debut in China to the Solomons Campaign, and also tells the story of the A6M2 fighter aces of the 4th and Tainan Kokutai.

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