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Ki-43 'Oscar' Aces of World War 2 by Hiroshi Ichimura

By Hiroshi Ichimura

Dubbed the 'Oscar' via the Allies, the Ki-43 Hayabusa used to be the main prolific eastern fighter of global conflict II. Produced in nice numbers, it in the beginning proved greater to such a lot US and British fighter kinds, as a result of its very good maneuverability. the sunshine weight and big wing quarter gave it a small turning radius and a excessive rate-of-climb which was once perfect for pilots in shut strive against scuffling with. although, the Ki-43's swiftness and agility got here at a cost, with the low-wing layout which means that firepower and security needed to be sacrificed. With in simple terms laptop weapons, a Ki-43 pilot must practice a perilous balancing act among attaining a excessive price of kills and their very own survival. strangely, extra jap pilots accomplished Ace prestige flying the Hayabusa than the other aircraft and regardless of being gradually outclassed through new combatants, the Ki-43 remained in frontline JAAF provider until eventually the war's finish. This publication expertly charts the reports of the pilots and discusses the early levels of the battle in South-East Asia, China, Burma and New Guinea. followed by way of specified appendices and especially commissioned paintings, this can be the 1st quantity in English to concentration completely at the exploits of the Ki-43.

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