Seafire vs A6M Zero

Pacific Theatre

Seafire vs A6M Zero cover

Seafire vs A6M Zero

Pacific Theatre

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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.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published 10 Apr 2009
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781846034336
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 15 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Duel
Short code DUE 16
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Donald Nijboer

Donald Nijboer lives in Toronto, Canada and has wr…

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Jim Laurier

Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives i…

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