P-38 Lightning vs Ki-61 Tony: New Guinea 1942-43

P-38 Lightning vs Ki-61 Tony: New Guinea 1942-43

by Donald Nijboer
     
 

This is the account of the machines of war pitted against each other and the combatants who operated them. Step onto the battlefield and immerse yourself in the experience of real historic combat.

With its distinctive twin-tailed design, the P-38 was one of the most recognizable fighter aircraft of World War II. It was also one of the best. The perfect balance of

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Overview

This is the account of the machines of war pitted against each other and the combatants who operated them. Step onto the battlefield and immerse yourself in the experience of real historic combat.

With its distinctive twin-tailed design, the P-38 was one of the most recognizable fighter aircraft of World War II. It was also one of the best. The perfect balance of speed, firepower and range, it made a formidable opponent during the crucial battles for the Solomon Islands and New Guinea. In response, the Japanese worked with the Germans to develop the Ki-61, a heavy air-superiority fighter with an impressive array of firepower. In head-to-head match-ups, the P-38 proved the superior fighter, but individual duels often came down to the ability and experience of the pilots involved. This book recreates these fast, deadly duels in the skies of the Pacific through dramatic artwork, technical analysis, and first-hand accounts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846039430
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
03/23/2010
Series:
Duel Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Donald Nijboer is a freelance writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. He teaches courses in radio broadcasting at Humber College of Technology and Advanced Learning. His four books, Cockpit: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Interiors, Gunner: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Turrets and Gun Positions, Cockpits of the Cold War and Graphic War - The Secret Aviation Drawings and Illustrations of World War Two have been published by the Boston Mills Press. He has also written articles for Flight Journal, Aviation History and Aeroplane Monthly. This is his second Duel title for Osprey. The author lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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