Mitsubishi A6M Zero cover

Description

Unquestionably the most iconic Japanese fighter of World War II, the Mitsubishi A6M Rei-Sen, Type Zero fighter was used from the initial raid on Pearl Harbor up to the Kamikaze attacks at the end of the war. Facing off against the likes of the Wildcat, Corsair and even the Spitfire, the Zero gained a legendary reputation amongst Allied pilots due to its incredible manoeuvrability. Detailed analysis of its technical qualities show why the Zero was so feared, but also pinpoints the weaknesses that would eventually be its downfall as Allied pilots learned how to combat it.
A selection of historical photographs and unique artwork accompany the analysis as James D'Angina delves into the history of the premier Axis fighter of the Pacific Theatre, exploring the design and combat effectiveness of the Zero as well as the tactics developed by Allied pilots to counter it.

Product details

Published Oct 20 2016
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472808226
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 35 b/w; 12 col
Series Air Vanguard
Short code AVG 19
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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