B-24 Liberator vs Ki-43 Oscar: China and Burma 1943 - Duel 41 (Paperback)
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B-24 Liberator vs Ki-43 Oscar: China and Burma 1943 - Duel 41 (Paperback)

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Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 20/04/2012
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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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781849087025
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 261 g
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Edward M. Young superbly sets the stage with notes on notions shaping Japanese and American weapons development. After a convenient chronology, contents course through design and technical remarks on both warplanes. Text then turns to 'combatants' and 'combat' -- the impact of training, armament and tactics on battle performance ... Note, too, that Young's B-24 Liberator vs Ki-43 Oscar: China and Burma 1943 perfectly complements his earlier B-24 Liberator vs Ki-43 Oscar: China and Burma 1943 (Combat Aircraft 87) -- another outstanding OSPREY handbook on World War II aerial combat over Southeast Asia." --David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com

"A powerful survey for any military history or aircraft collection." --James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review (August 2012)

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