Japanese Bomber Aircraft: Japanese Bomber Aircraft 1920-1929, Japanese Bomber Aircraft 1930-1939, Japanese Bomber Aircraft 1940-1949, Aichi D3a

Japanese Bomber Aircraft: Japanese Bomber Aircraft 1920-1929, Japanese Bomber Aircraft 1930-1939, Japanese Bomber Aircraft 1940-1949, Aichi D3a

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Editorial Reviews - Japanese Bomber Aircraft From the Publisher Chapters: Japanese Bomber Aircraft 1920-1929, Japanese Bomber Aircraft 1930-1939, Japanese Bomber Aircraft 1940-1949, Aichi D3a, Mitsubishi G4m, Yokosuka D4y, Mitsubishi Ki-21, Mitsubishi G3m, Mitsubishi Ki-67, Mitsubishi Ki-15, Kawasaki Ki-48, Nakajima B5n, Mitsubishi Ki-30, Nakajima B6n, Kawasaki Ki-32, Nakajima Ki-49, Nakajima Ki-19, Aichi M6a, Mitsubishi B2m, Yokosuka B3y, Nakajima G5n, Mitsubishi B1m, Nakajima G8n, Yokosuka P1y, Aichi D1a, Yokosuka B4y, Nakajima B3n, Aichi B7a, Mitsubishi Ki-20, Nakajima G10n, Hiro G2h, Mitsubishi B5m, Nakajima Lb-2, Mitsubishi 2mb1, Mitsubishi 1mt, Kawasaki Ka 87, Yokosuka Tenga. Excerpt: The Mitsubishi G4M or ("Type 1 land-based attack aircraft"), Isshiki rikuj kgeki ki, Isshikirikk was the main twin-engine, land-based bomber used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service in World War II. The Allies gave the G4M the identification name of Betty. The G4M was designed for long range and high speed at the time of its introduction. Consequently, weight saving measures were incorporated into the design, such as dispensing with self sealing fuel tanks, which caused Allied fighter pilots to give it the derisive nicknames "one-shot lighter", "flying Zippo" and "flying cigar". Similarly, pilots of the Imperial Japanese Navy called the G4M the "Type One Lighter" and "Hamaki" ("Cigar"). This was due to the fact that on many occasions, it was used for low-altitude torpedo attacks where its performance advantages were negated. The "Betty"'s relatively-large size made it a large target to shoot at, and the simplified approach path on a torpedo run to attack a ship, meant for a generally easy interception. When used for medium- to high-altitude bombing against stationary targets like a supply depots, seaports, or airfields, "... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=579304 Synopsis Chapters: Japanese Bomber Aircraft 1920-1929, Japanese Bomber Aircraft 1930-19
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781157860570
Publisher: Books LLC
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 11 mm
Width: 150 mm
ISBN-10: 1157860575
Publisher Date: 15 Sep 2010
Height: 226 mm
No of Pages: 182
Series Title: English
Weight: 272.4 gr
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