B 29 Superfortress Vs Ki 44 Tojo

Author: Donald Nijboer
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472818881
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By the time the Americans began their aerial bombardment of Japan in 1944, both the JAAF and IJNAF were spent forces. What the Japanese did have though was the Ki-44 "Tojo". Armed with two 40 mm cannon, it was the most heavily armed and feared single-seat fighter to see action against the new American bomber, the B-29 Superfortress. For the bomber crews, they had what they believed was their 'ace in hole': a fully armed B-29 carried four remotely operated gun turrets and a tail gunner's position, making it the world's most advanced self-defending bomber. In every respect the Ki-44 pilots were fighting a desperate battle. Many who made their mark did so using suicidal ramming attacks or "taiatari". Illustrated with full colour artwork, this volume examines why the Ki-44 was unable to break up bomber formations conventionally during the Pacific War, and how its ramming tactics, while terrifying, graphically revealed Japan's inability to stop the B-29.

German Flak Defences Vs Allied Heavy Bombers

Author: Donald Nijboer
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472836723
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Since the end of World War II, the strategic bombing of Germany has inspired numerous studies, countless books and several documentary films, and it is not surprising. With more than one million tons of bombs dropped, close to 300,000 civilians killed, 700,000 wounded and in excess of 3,500,000 industrial and residential structures destroyed, the Allied bomber offensive was industrial war on a grand scale. The air battle that raged over Germany has often been described as a battle between Allied and German fighters but what has been frequently missed by historians on all sides is the impact of German anti-aircraft defences (flak). Though often dismissed as ineffective and a waste of valuable material and personnel, the German flak arm made a major contribution to the defence of the Third Reich – at least half of the American aircraft shot down over Germany fell to flak, and according to the RAF Official History, it was estimated that flak accounted for 1229 of 3302 aircraft lost by Bomber Command between 1942 and April 1945. Additionally, the strategic role of flak extended beyond simply shooting down aircraft – its other, more important task was to force bombers to drop their ordnance sooner or from a higher altitude, thus reducing bombing accuracy. Both these roles are explored in depth in this detailed study of the German flak defences and of their adversaries, the Allied heavy bombers. Containing full-colour illustrations including cockpit scenes and armament views, this is the definitive guide to the much-overlooked conflict between Allied planes and German anti-aircraft defences.

Air Aces

Author: Christopher F. Shores
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Describes the careers of famous fighter pilots from World War I through the air war over the Falkland Islands in 1982.

Flak In World War Ii

Author: Donald Nijboer
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 081176592X
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More than half of the U.S.’s aircraft losses in Europe in World War II were due to German antiaircraft artillery, and many of the American aircraft shot down by Luftwaffe fighters had first been driven out of formation by flak and made easy prey for the fighters. A world away in the Pacific, American flak guns aboard naval ships formed the last line of defense against Japanese kamikazes. Historian Donald Nijboer relies on firsthand accounts, newly discovered files, photos, diagrams, and maps to reveal the forgotten contribution of flak in World War II, from doctrine and tactics to combat stories on the ground and in the air about what it was like to fly into the teeth of antiaircraft fire.

The Pineapple Air Force

Author: John W. Lambert
Editor: Specialty PressPub & Wholesalers
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Beretter om de amerikanske luftoperationer i Stillehavskrigen under 2. verdenskrig

Air Space Smithsonian

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Aircraft In Profile

Author: Charles William Cain
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ISBN: 9780853834106
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Interceptor Vs Heavy Bomber

Author: David A. Anderton
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Jane S Encyclopedia Of Aviation

Author: Michael John Haddrick Taylor
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File Size: 26,42 MB
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Aerial Combat

Author: Robert Jackson
Editor: George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
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Airwar

Author: Edward Jablonski
Editor: Doubleday Books
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Illustrated with some eight hundred photographs, four highly acclaimed works by a noted aviation historian are brought together to provide a detailed chronicle of aerial warfare during the Second World War

Fighter Operations

Author: Jerry Scutts
Editor: Haynes Publishing Group
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Fighter planes have always had a glamorous image but this book tells the real story, chronicling their role worldwide over nearly 80 years as part of fighting units. A range of different fighter operations are analyzed including campaigns in World War I, Korea, Vietnam and the Falkland Islands.

The Simon And Schuster Encyclopedia Of World War Ii

Author: Thomas D. Parrish
Editor: Simon & Schuster
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More than forty-five hundred cross-referenced entries provide detailed and comprehensive coverage of the issues, strategies, campaigns, battles, heroes and traitors, weaponry, and intelligence secrets and networks of the Second World War

Air Pictorial

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Suicide Squads Of World War Ii

Author: Richard O'Neill
Editor: Dorset Press
ISBN: 9780880292993
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A Handbook Of Fighter Aircraft

Author: Francis Crosby
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ISBN: 9780681342569
File Size: 71,54 MB
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A Handbook of Fighter Aircraft An illustrated A-Z catalog of over 170 aircraft, including early planes used in World War I, fighters from the inter-war years and World War II, and the highly powerful supersonic jet aircraft of today A guide to the different type of weapons used in air combat: machine-guns, cannons, rockets, and missiles Specification boxes for each aircraft provide at-a-glance information about the planes' country of origin, first flight, power, armament, size, weights, and performance Features color and black and white photographs from the Imperial War Museum Photograph Archive, many never previously published Includes facts and anecdotes about battles and fighter aces, and a glossary explaining aviation terms and abbreviations.

Suicide Squads

Author: Richard O'Neill
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Forfatteren beskriver en række hasarderede specialoperationer under 2. Verdenskrig ofte med dødelig udgang for de personer, der udførte dem.

Mustang

Author: JACKSON ROBERT
Editor: Smithsonian Inst Press
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Traces the development of one of the most effective fighter planes in history, describes its role in combat, both in World War II and the Korean War, and includes technical information on the fighter

Skyways For Business

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Aircraft Of World War Ii

Author: Stewart Wilson
Editor: Australian Aviation
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A comprehensive directory of the aircraft that saw service during WWII, with over 300 entries covering the fighters, bombers, reconnaissance and strike aircraft, trainers and transports built in some 15 nations around the world. Entries list: country of origin; aircraft type; powerplants; dimensions; weights; armament; performance; operators; production; and history of each featured aircraft. Sftbd., 8 1/2"x 11", 176 pgs., 322 bandw ill.