Aichi 99 Kanbaku 'Val' Units

1937-42

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Aichi 99 Kanbaku 'Val' Units

1937-42

Description

The Aichi Type 99 Carrier Bomber (D3A) – code named 'Val' by Allied intelligence – was the mainstay of the Imperial Japanese Navy's carrier dive-bomber force from 1941 to 1943. It sank more Allied warship tonnage than any other Axis aircraft during World War 2. While the Val's participation in the major carrier battles has been widely covered in other English language sources, details of its operations have received scant attention in English. This book explores the Val's combat operations. Colour illustrations and photographs complement the development of dive-bombing methods in the IJN.

Product details

Published Feb 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781780960746
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 21 b/w
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 63
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Jim Laurier

Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives i…

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