Japanese Army Air Force Aces 1937–45

Japanese Army Air Force Aces 1937–45 cover

Japanese Army Air Force Aces 1937–45

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Little has been published in English on the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF), let alone its most successful fighter pilots no less than 150 of them achieved ace status during eight years of near-constant war, and they are all listed in this volume. From the arid plains of the Mongolian border region to the lush jungles of New Guinea, the JAAF was more than a match for the many opponents it fought against for control of the skies. Indeed, even when the mighty Allied war machine proved almost overwhelming from early 1944 onwards, the elite fighter pilots of the various sentais within the JAAF fought on with near-fanatical loyalty in defence of the Home Islands. Aircraft of the Aces 13 and 22 are also available in a single volume as 'Aces of the Rising Sun 1937-1945'.

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Published Oct 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 100
ISBN 9781782005735
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 100 b/w; 40 col
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 13
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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