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Ki-44 'Tojo' Aces of World War 2, Paperback / softback Book

Ki-44 'Tojo' Aces of World War 2 Paperback / softback

Illustrated by Ronnie Olsthoorn

Part of the Aircraft of the Aces series

Paperback / softback

Description

The Ki-44 'Tojo' epitomises JAAF air power in defence of the homeland, but was also used extensively in the skies over China.

The introduction of the Ki-44 was noted with concern because of its departure from the performance and tactics previously associated with the JAAF.

It 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.

Amongst the numerous aces that flew Ki-44's were Major Akira Watanabe of the 33rd Sentai, Captain Yukiyoshi Wakamatsu, the 'Red Nose Ace' of the 85th Sentai and Warrant Officer Rikio Shibata also of the 85th Sentai, a leading ace with claims for 27 aircraft.

This book tells the complete story of all of Japan's 'Tojo' aces.

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