Seafire vs A6M Zero

Seafire vs A6M Zero

Pacific Theatre

Duel 16
  • Author: Donald Nijboer
  • Illustrator: Jim Laurier
  • Short code: DUE 16
  • Publication Date: 10 Apr 2009
  • ISBN: 9781846034336
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 80
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About this Product

Products of vastly different design philosophies, the Seafire F III and the A6M Zero were never intended to meet in combat, and never should have. The Zero, extremely nimble at low speeds was purpose-built as a shipboard fighter. In contrast, the Spitfire was intended to operate from established airfields, and needed to be adapted as a carrier fighter. The book examines these two iconic fighters and their two very different histories, using fantastic artwork and first hand accounts to illustrate the last aerial duel of World War II, as the British Seafire overcame its critics to emerge victorious over the Japanese Zero.

Biographical Note

Donald Nijboer is a freelance writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. He teaches courses in radio broadcasting at Humber College of Technology and Advanced Learning. His four books, Cockpit: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Interiors, Gunner: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Turrets and Gun Positions, Cockpits of the Cold War and Graphic War - The Secret Aviation Drawings and Illustrations of World War Two have been published by the Boston Mills Press. He has also written articles for Flight Journal, Aviation History and Aeroplane Monthly. This is his first book for Osprey.

Contents

• Introduction • Chronology • Design and Development • The Strategic Situation • Technical Specifications • The Combatants • Combat • Statistics and analysis • Aftermath
conclusion • Bibliography
Further Reading • Glossary

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