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A6M Zero-sen Aces 1940-43

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, these features 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, the first of two on the A6M Zero-sen, covers the use of the A6M2 variant from its debut in China to the Solomons Campaign, and also tells the story of the A6M2-N ‘Rufe’ floatplane fighter aces.


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AdamC posted on 8 Aug 2017 10:52:05
Well its the shortest of shortlists but its a great title and one that's over due. Great to see its a two parter as well (something to look forward to in 2019?). I know what you guys are saying about there only being one title but I'd rather Osprey produce one quality title rather than half a dozen pot boilers. That being said I do hope they resurrect Ju 88 Aces at some point! Bring on the next list!
JohnK posted on 6 Aug 2017 14:29:18
Slightly disappointed that there is only one title for 2018. What has happened to ACE-133 or was this to be 'Junker JU-88 Aces' that was mentioned for 2016 or 2017 but so far not released?
John K
Paintybeard posted on 6 Aug 2017 01:23:06
A slight attack of cut'n'paste here: "Which of these titles will you be picking in 2018? Don't forget to let us know your favourite..." Oooh, it's really difficult trying to choose which I prefer out of a choice of... one.
Tarawa90 posted on 6 Aug 2017 01:10:50
So, Aircraft of the Aces has finally flamed out huh? Couldn't find anymore BF 109 aces?
Carl(Sweden) posted on 5 Aug 2017 15:45:04
Great titel but toghether with campaign my favorite series it's sad to se it slowly beeing put out of production. Why? Om sure there are plenty morse titels to be written as Fiat monoplane fighter aces or Regianne or Macchi aces and why not Dewoitaine aces .... Hope this is just a short break due to authors beeing occupied writing other series titels. Bring on campaign......

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