Imperial Japanese Navy Aces 1937–45

Imperial Japanese Navy Aces 1937–45 cover

Imperial Japanese Navy Aces 1937–45

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The outcome of the Pacific War was heavily influenced by the results of naval battles between the Imperial Japanese fleet and the US Navy. One of the key elements was Japan's large fighter component, which had gained experience over Manchuria, China and Mongolia in the late 1930s. Flying A5Ms, at least 21 pilots achieved 'acedom' securing air superiority for the invaders. Manufacturer Mitsubishi derived much from these campaigns, producing one of the best fighters of the War, the A6M Zero-Sen. Navy pilots proved to be highly skilled when engaged by the Allied forces, Pacific. Pilots like Nishizawa, Sagita and Sakai scoring more than 60 kills apiece.

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The China War/Early Months of the Pacific War/Midway/New Guinea, Rabaul and the Solomons/Central Pacific to the Philippines/Home Defence/Appendices

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Published 28 Aug 1998
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 116
ISBN 9781855327276
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 100 b/w; 40 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 22
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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