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Zero fighter

Author: Akira Yoshimura
Publisher: Westport, CT : Praeger, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Akira Yoshimura originally wrote Zero Fighter for the Japanese market, which is actually an interesting perspective for North American audiences to experience. For example, we are generally not aware of the success of the Zero fighter or of its significance in Japanese minds. Both the superiority of the aircraft in the early stages of the Pacific War and the great stature of Jiro Horikoshi as an aircraft designer  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Akira Yoshimura
ISBN: 0275953556 9780275953553
OCLC Number: 32548896
Language Note: Translation of: Reishiki sentōki.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 209 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Reishiki sentōki.
Responsibility: Akira Yoshimura ; translated by Retsu Kaiho and Michael Gregson.

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This technohistory describes the production and use of the Zero fighter aircraft, the finest "dogfighter" in the air for most of World War II. Written with an eye to detail and conveying poignant  Read more...

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