B-24 Liberator vs Ki-43 Oscar: China and Burma 1943

B-24 Liberator vs Ki-43 Oscar: China and Burma 1943

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by Edward M. Young, Jim Laurier, Gareth Hector
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780963945
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
04/20/2012
Series:
Duel , #41
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
961,088
File size:
15 MB
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Meet the Author

Edward M. Young received his BA in Political Science from Harvard University and his MA from the University of Washington. Prior to his retirement to Seattle, Washington, he was a banker and financial analyst with assignments in New York, London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. He is the author of several books for Osprey including Combat Aircraft 87: B-24 Liberator Units of the CBI.

Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974 to 1978, and since graduating with Honors, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon. Jim completed the three-views, armament views, field of fire diagrams and Engaging the Enemy artwork for this volume. Gareth Hector is a digital artist of international standing as well as an aviation history enthusiast. Gareth completed the battlescene and cover artworks for this volume.
Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974–78, and since graduating with Honours, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon.

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B-24 Liberator vs Ki-43 Oscar: China and Burma 1943 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Coachclyde More than 1 year ago
Great overview of two opponents and the men who flew them. Once again Osprey has done an outstanding job of comparison of two foes, this time in the CBI Theatre