Ki-44 Tojo Aces of World War 2

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Aircraft of the Aces #100

Author: Nicholas Millman
Illustrator: Ronnie Olsthoorn

About this book:

The Ki-44 &lsquoTojo’ 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 &lsquoRed 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 &lsquoTojo’ aces.

Paperback October 2011 96 pages ISBN: 9781849084406

Used with permission, copyright ©2014 The Osprey Group.
Copyright ©2014 Brey Corp. t/a Hobby Works.

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