B-29 Superfortress vs Ki-44 "Tojo": Pacific Theater 1944-45 - Duel (Paperback)
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B-29 Superfortress vs Ki-44 "Tojo": Pacific Theater 1944-45 - Duel (Paperback)

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Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 19/10/2017
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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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472818867
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 265 g
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 8 mm

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