B-24 Liberator vs Ki-43 Oscar

China and Burma 1943

B-24 Liberator vs Ki-43 Oscar cover

B-24 Liberator vs Ki-43 Oscar

China and Burma 1943

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In reviewing reports of air combat from Spain, China and the early stages of the war in Europe, the US Army Air Corps called for heavier armor and armament for its bomber fleet, including the addition of a tail turret. While Japan tried to counter with their own heavy fighters, their inability to produce them in any number meant that they were forced to face the bomber threat with the nimble, but under–armed Ki-43 “Oscar”. While severely outgunned, the Japanese learned to use their greater maneuverability to exploit the small weakness in bomber defenses. This book tells the story of the clash in the skies over the Pacific, as the Japanese fought desperately against the coming tide of the American bomber offensive.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /Design and development /Strategic situation /Technical specifications /The combatants /Combat /Statistics and analysis /Aftermath /Bibliography /Glossary

Product details

Published 20 Apr 2012
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781849087025
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 45 b/w; 18 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Duel
Short code DUE 41
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Edward M. Young

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