Francillon, Ren? J.


Putnam, rep., 1987. Xiii + 570 pp., frontis., + a wealth of photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. This work presents for the first time a comprehensive analysis of the Japanese aircraft industry and its products between the late thirties and the dawn of the nuclear age. A series of introductory chapters cover the history of the Japanese aircraft industry and the air arms of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy, their designation, camouflage, and marking systems. The most significant types of aircraft operated by the Army and the Navy immediately before and during the Pacific War are described in two main sections of this book, while numerous appendices provide information on less important Japanese military aircraft, foreign-designed aircraft operated by Japanese forces, aircraft carriers and tenders, aero-engines and aircraft armament. Profusely illustrated.

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