Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War
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|Book cover finish||Canvas finish, Bradel, Hardcover ( square back binding )|
|Special features||Reprint : fourth impression ( first published in 1970 ), Dust jacket, Original edition ( O.E. or Or.E )|
|Condition||Used, mint condition|
|Number of pages||570|
|Size||15 x 23 x 4 cm|
|Author||René J. Francillon|
|Editor||Putnam Aeronautical Books|
This work presents a comprehensive analysis of the Japanese aircraft industry and its products between the late thirties and the dawn of the nuclear age. A series of introductory chapters covers the history of the Japanese aircraft industry and of the air arms of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy, and their designation, camouflage, and marking systems.
The most significant types of aircraft operated by the Army and the Navy immediately before and during the Pacific War are described in the two main sections of this book, while numerous appendices provide information on less important Japanese military aircraft, foreign - designed aircraft operated by Japanese forces, aircraft carriers and tenders, aero - engines and aircraft armament.
The result of twelve years of painstaking research, this book was made possible by the co - operation of various U.S. Government agencies which gave the author access to documents confiscated after the Japanese surrender.
René Jacquet - Francillon ( March 11th, 1937 - March 8th, 2018 ) was born in Italy. He grew up in Provence ( France ) and witnessed the ballet of American aircraft during " Operation Dragoon ", the landing operation of Allied invasion of the area ( August 15th - September 14th, 1944 ). His interest in aviation began probably at this time.
Holder of Ph.D. ( Philosophiæ doctor : Doctor of Philosophy ) in Economics and graduated from the University of Lausanne ( Vaud, Switzerland ) in Economics of Air Transport, he emigrated to the United States in 1961. René Jacquet - Francillon has worked as a consultant for several aircraft manufacturers. He took part as engineer at Douglas to the giant cargo plane CX - HLS programme ( Cargo Experimental, Heavy Logistic Supports ).
In 1958, he published his first book on aviation in Belgium. In August 1982, he started to collaborated with Le Fana de l'Aviation magazine. René Jacquet - Francillon has published many books and articles about aviation in Europe and the United States as well. He used to live in Vallejo ( Solano, California, United States ), until he died of pneumonia at the age of 80.
Here are some of his publications : Pilotes de B - 52 ( with Peter B. Lewis, 1991 ), Du Comet à l'A380 : Histoire des avions de ligne à réaction ( Collection Docavia, No. 53, 2005 ), La grande histoire du ravitaillement en vol ( 2008 ), Mustang, le North American P - 51 ( 2014 ), Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club : U.S. carrier operations off Vietnam, 1964 - 1975 ( 2018 ).
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