Ki-44 'Tojo' Aces of World War 2 (Paperback)

Nicholas Millman

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The Ki-44 'Tojo' epitomises JAAF air power in defence of the homeland, but was also used extensively in the skies over China. The introduction of the Ki-44 was noted with concern because of its departure from the performance and tactics previously associated with the JAAF. It was a fast-climbing, heavily armed point-defence interceptor that was used successfully in slashing hit-and-run tactics that caught Allied pilots by surprise. Amongst the numerous aces that flew Ki-44's were Major Akira Watanabe of the 33rd Sentai, Captain Yukiyoshi Wakamatsu, the 'Red Nose Ace' of the 85th Sentai and Warrant Officer Rikio Shibata also of the 85th Sentai, a leading ace with claims for 27 aircraft. This book tells the complete story of all of Japan's 'Tojo' aces.


Product Details

  • Product code: BFAVR
  • ISBN: 9781849084406
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 24.7cm x 18.3cm
  • Pages: 96
  • Publish date: Wed Oct 05 00:00:00 BST 2011
  • Book points: 11

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