P-40 Warhawk vs Ki-43 Oscar

P-40 Warhawk vs Ki-43 Oscar

Description

Known for the distinctive "sharkmouths" decoration on their noses, P-40 fighters first saw combat in China during World War II.Their most common adversary was the Japanese Nakajima Ki-43, nicknamed "Oscar." Carl Molesworth describes and explains the design and development of these two foes, the products of two vastly different philosophies of fighter design. The P-40 was heavily armed and sturdy with armor protection and self-sealing fuel tanks, but paid for this with the loss of speed and a sluggish performance at altitude. The Ki-43 was a rapier to the battleaxe P-40 and the Ki-43 was immensely nimble, though with less firepower and durability. This book examines these two different fighters, and the pilots who flew them over China, with an action-packed text, rare photographs and digital artwork.


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Details

Author(s)
Carl Molesworth
Format
Paperback | 80 pages
Dimensions
184 x 248 x 8mm | 300g
Publication date
18 Mar 2008
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Osprey Publishing
Publication City/Country
New York, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations (some col.)
ISBN10
1846032954
ISBN13
9781846032950
Bestsellers rank
471,387