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Seafire vs. A6M Zero - Pacific Theatre

Seafire vs. A6M Zero - Pacific Theatre
by Osprey
Product Line: Duel - Aircraft
Author: Donald Nijboer
Publish Year: 2009
Pages: 80
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: No
Type: Softcover

Description

Products of vastly different design philosophies, the Seafire F III and the A6M Zero were never intended to meet in combat, and never should have. The Zero, extremely nimble at low speeds was purpose-built as a shipboard fighter. In contrast, the Spitfire was intended to operate from established airfields, and needed to be adapted as a carrier fighter. The book examines these two iconic fighters and their two very different histories, using fantastic artwork and first hand accounts to illustrate the last aerial duel of World War II, as the British Seafire overcame its critics to emerge victorious over the Japanese Zero.

Contents:

Introduction
Chronology
Design and Development
The Strategic Situation
Technical Specifications
The Combatants
Combat
Statistics and analysis
Aftermath
Conclusion
Bibliography
Further Reading
Glossary