This fine book, which contains photographs and illustrated profiles, tells the history of various Japanese bombers during the Second World War.
||26 x 22 x 1 cm
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|Etat du livre
||Très bon état
||René Jacquet - Francillon
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||MEN AND MACHINES
||Hylton Lacy Publishers Ltd
Carrying the brunt of air operations against the Allies during the Pacific War, the Imperial Japanese Navy had developed an efficient air arm which blazed the trail for the conquering Nipponese forces. Despite the fact that in December 1941 this Service was known to operate ten aircraft carriers capable of embarking 620 aircraft and to have land - based bombers capable of transoceanic raids, the Allies ignored its potential striking power : the Americans kept their battleships neatly aligned at Pearl Harbour whilst the British sailed their H.M.S. Prince of Wales and H.M.S. Repulse without air cover. Within a week of the start of hostilities the aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy had achieved complete air superiority from Malaya to Hawaii. The strength and versatility of the Naval air arm at the outbreak of World War II was the result of long - term planning which spanned the years between the two great world wars. It is therefore desirable to provide an objective evaluation of the design, achievements and shortcomings of some of the most famous bomber aircraft operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1939 - 1945.
René Jacquet - Francillon ( 1937 - March 8th, 2018 ) was a French writer and journalist, expert in aviation. Born in Italy, he has grown up in Provence ( southeastern part of France ) and witnessed the arial ballet involving American fighters during Operation Dragoon ( August - September 1944 ). His passion probably came from this time. René Jacquet - Francillon obtained a Doctorate in economics and was graduated from the University of Lausanne ( Switzerland ) in air transport economy. He then emigrated to the United States in 1961.
He worked as a consultant for several aircraft manufacturers. He participated as an engineer at Douglas in the CX - HLS giant aircraft cargo programme.
René Jacquet - Francillon has published his first article about aviation in Belgium ( 1958 ). He then became a contributing writer for the French magazine ’ Le Fana de l'Aviation ’. He was the author of many books about aviation, such as B - 52 Pilots ( 1991 ), From the Comet to the A380 : History of jetliners ( 2005 ) and Mustang, the North American P - 51 ( 2014 ). He also wrote articles over American aircrafts in magazines throughout both Europe and the United States.
( source : Wikipedia )