Corsair Aces of World War 2

Corsair Aces of World War 2

Aircraft of the Aces 8
  • Author: Mark Styling
  • Illustrator: Mark Styling
  • Short code: ACE 8
  • Publication Date: 13 Nov 1995
  • ISBN: 9781855325302
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 100
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The speed with which the Corsair was rushed into service as a land-based fighter obliged the pilots to learn on the job. The aircraft soon proved to be superior to the Japanese Zero and played a major part in the destruction of Japan's elite air forces in the South Pacific. Later, in an effort to counter the Kamikaze threat, the Corsair was once again hurriedly pressed into service; this time in its originally intended role as a shipboard fighter. This versatile aircraft saw service with the US Navy and Marines, the British Fleet Air Arm and the RNZAF. Most of the 4FU pilots who recount their experiences within these pages considered it to be the best all-round fighter in the Pacific theatre.

Biographical Note

Mark Styling is better known to readers of the Aircraft of the Aces and Combat Aircraft series as the profile artist for such titles as Hellcat Aces of World War 2, Japanese Army Air Force Aces 1937-45 and P-61 Units of World War 2. A full-time commercial artist, Mark works from his home in the East London suburb of Hackney.Arguably the finest profile artist in the business, John Weal's love of German aircraft makes his work a treat for students of the subject. He has written several Aces volumes, and two books on the JU 87 in the companion series Combat Aircraft.

Contents

Guadalcanal Debut
More F4Us Arrive
Tororkina and Munda
The 'Black Sheep' Squadron
US Navy Corsairs
Success in the South West
British Corsairs
The Central Pacific
Appendices

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