Deze webpagina bevat betaalde links

Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen / Zero: boeken - historie (1/2)

Een boek over Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen / Zero jachtvliegtuigen? Ontdek hier boeken over de historie, techniek en inzet van Mitsubishi jachtvliegtuigen (1/2).

Mitsubishi A6M Zero (Flight Craft)

One of the finest aircraft of all time, the Mitsubishi A6M Reisen (Zero fighter) first flew on 1 April 1939. It soon showed itself to be clearly superior to any fighter the Allies could put into the air in the early stages of the Pacific campaign. Armed with two 20mm cannon and two 7.7mm machine-guns, it was highly manoeuvrable and structurally very strong, despite being lightweight.
Instead of being built in several separate units, the Zero was revolutionary in that it was constructed in two pieces. The engine, cockpit and forward fuselage combined with the wings to form one rigid unit; the second part comprised the rear fuselage and the tail. The two units were joined by a ring of 80 bolts.

In 1942 the Americans allocated the code-name Zeke to the A6M, but as time went by the name Zero came into general use. During the first months of the Pacific War, the Zeros carved out an impressive combat record. For example, in the battle for Java alone, which ended on 8 March 1942, they destroyed 550 Allied aircraft.
As the war progressed, however, the Zero gradually came to be outclassed by American fighters such as the Grumman F6F Wildcat and Vought Corsair. In the latter months, many were fitted with bombs and expended in Kamikaze suicide attacks.

This book provides a perfect introduction to the design and combat career of a fighter that made history. Why was the Zero conceived? What was it like to fly in combat? How did it compare with Allied types? Who were the engineers and designers who brought it to fruition and the pilots who became aces while flying it? Here is a feast for the modeller, with a wealth of technical information, photographs and colour profiles.

Auteur:Robert Jackson
Uitvoering:96 blz, 30.5 x 21.5 x 0.6 cm, softcover
Illustraties:200 z/w- en kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2021)
Serie:Flight Craft (22)
EAN:9781526759948
Boek: Mitsubishi A6M Zero (Flight Craft)

Mitsubishi A6M Zero

Taal: Engels

Kopen bij bol.com
Kopen bij Amazon NL
Kopen bij Amazon BE

Mitsubishi A6M Zero (Osprey)

Unquestionably the most iconic Japanese fighter of World War II, the Mitsubishi A6M Rei-Sen, Type Zero fighter was used from the initial raid on Pearl Harbor up to the Kamikaze attacks at the end of the war.
Facing off against the likes of the Wildcat, Corsair and even the Spitfire, the Zero gained a legendary reputation amongst Allied pilots due to its incredible manoeuvrability.

Detailed analysis of its technical qualities show why the Zero was so feared, but also pinpoints the weaknesses that would eventually be its downfall as Allied pilots learned how to combat it.
A selection of historical photographs and unique artwork accompany the analysis as James D'Angina delves into the history of the premier Axis fighter of the Pacific Theatre, exploring the design and combat effectiveness of the Zero as well as the tactics developed by Allied pilots to counter it.

Auteur:James D'Angina, Adam Tooby
Uitvoering:64 blz, 25 x 18.5 x 0.7 cm, softcover
Illustraties:35 z/w- en 12 kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2016)
Serie:Air Vanguard (19)
EAN:9781472808219
Boek: Mitsubishi A6M Zero (Osprey)

Mitsubishi A6M Zero

Taal: Engels

Kopen bij Amazon NL
Kopen bij Amazon BE

Zero - The Story of Japan's Air War in the Pacific - As seen by the Enemy

This is the thrilling saga of war in the air in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II told from the Japanese point of view. It is the story of the men who created, led, and fought in the deadly Zero fighter plane.

In their own words, Jiro Horikoshi (who designed the Zero), Masatake Okumiya (leader of many Zero squadrons), and Saburo Sakai (Japan's leading surviving fighter ace) as well as many other men, tell the inside story of developing the Zero and Japan's air force.

They tell what it felt like to bomb American ships and to shoot down American airplanes - and then of their own shock when the myth of invincibility was shattered by the new Lightning, Hellcat, and Corsair fighters.
They tell of the fight against the growing strength of a remorseless American enemy; and how, in desperation, the Japanese High Command ordered the ceration of deadly suicide squadrons, the Kamikaze. And finally, they reveal their reaction to the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Auteur:Masatake Okumiya, Jiro Horikoshi, Martin Caidin
Uitvoering:364 blz, 23 x 15 x 2.1 cm, hardcover
Illustraties:z/w foto's
Uitgever:ibooks (USA, 2014)
EAN:9781596874510
Boek: Zero - The Story of Japan's Air War in the Pacific - As seen by the Enemy

Zero - The Story of Japan's Air War in the Pacific - As seen by the Enemy

Taal: Engels

Kopen bij bol.com
Kopen bij Amazon NL
Kopen bij Amazon BE

Mitsubishi Zero - Japan's Legendary Fighter

Engineered with manoeuvrability in mind, the light-weight, stripped-back Mitsubishi Zero had a performance that left her opponents totally outclassed. The dogfights she engaged in with the Chinese, British, Dutch and American warplanes in the 1941-42 period are the stuff of aviation legend. All aircraft designs are a compromise of course, and the Zero had faults as well as strengths, two of which were to finally doom her; one was her lack of armour protection and the other was the inability of the Japanese to match the overwhelming production strength and innovation of Allied aircraft construction. Even so, she remained a potent threat until the end of the war, not least in her final role, that of a Kamikaze aircraft, in which she created as much havoc on the sea as she had done earlier in the air.

Peter C. Smith takes the reader on a journey from inspired inception to the blazing termination of this unique aircraft, the first Naval fighter to be superior to land-based aircraft. It describes in detail the many victories that punctuated the early days of its operational career as well as the desperate dying days of the Second World War which witnessed her final demise. Smith also lists the preserved Zero aircraft on display today. This is a fast-paced and fascinating history of a fighter aircraft like no other.

Auteur:Peter C Smith
Uitvoering:240 blz, 23.5 x 15.5 cm, hardcover
Illustraties:16 blz z/w-foto's
Uitgever:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2014)
EAN:9781781593196
Boek: Mitsubishi Zero - Japan's Legendary Fighter

Mitsubishi Zero - Japan's Legendary Fighter

Taal: Engels

Kopen bij bol.com
Kopen bij Amazon NL
Kopen bij Amazon BE

Mitsubishi A6M 1 / 2 / -2N Zero-Sen of the Japanese Naval Air Service

Reknowned Japanese aircraft historian Richard Bueschel revises and updates his classic series of books on Japanese Naval and Army Air Force aircraft of World War II. The A6M-1/2/-2N ZERO-SEN is the first volume. All variations and markings are covered in this the first of a projected multi-volume series.

Auteur:Richard M. Bueschel
Uitvoering:64 blz, 28 x 21.5 x 0.6 cm, softcover
Illustraties:meer dan 60 foto's
Uitgever:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2004)
EAN:9780887407543
Boek: Mitsubishi A6M 1 / 2 / -2N Zero-Sen of the Japanese Naval Air Service

Mitsubishi A6M 1 / 2 / -2N Zero-Sen of the Japanese Naval Air Service

Taal: Engels

Kopen bij bol.com
Kopen bij Amazon NL
Kopen bij Amazon BE

Andere boeken in deze categorie:

[DUE] Seafire F III vs A6m Zero

Seafire F III vs A6M Zero - Pacific Theatre

Donald Nijboer, Jim Laurier

Engels | softcover | 80 blz | 2009

P-39/P-400 Airacobras vs A6M2/3 Zero-sen

P-39 / P-400 Airacobras vs A6M2/3 Zero-sen : New Guinea 1942

Jim Laurier, Gareth Hector

Engels | softcover | 80 blz | 2018

[DUE] F4F Wildcat vs A6M Zero-Sen - Pacific, 1942

F4F Wildcat vs A6M Zero-Sen - Pacific, 1942

Edward M. Young

Engels | softcover | 80 blz | 2013

[DUE] F6f Hellcat vs A6M Zero-Sen

F6F Hellcat vs A6M Zero-Sen - Pacific Theater 1943-44

Edward M. Young

Engels | softcover | 80 blz | 2014



Laatste update:13-07-2024