Название: Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 100 - Ki-44 'Tojo' Aces of World War 2 Автор: Nicholas Millman Издательство: Osprey Publishing ISBN: 978 1849084406 Год: 2011 Формат: PDF Страниц: 100 Для сайта:Mirknig.su Размер: 12,0 МБ Язык: Английский
The 100th title of Osprey's celebrated Aircraft of the Aces series covers a subject sure to be of interest to historians of World War II. The Ki-44 'Tojo' 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. In the air defense role 'Tojos' pioneered the deployment of a unique 40 mm cannon, the firing system which had no cartridges but instead had the propelling charge contained in the base of the projectile. The Ki-44 was to be used by the JAAF in larger numbers in China than anywhere else. This exciting title from author Nicholas Millman brings the Ki-44's role in the Pacific theatre to vivid life, accompanied by full color plates and archival photographs.