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P-40E Warhawk vs A6M2 Zero-sen By Peter Ingman

P-40E Warhawk vs A6M2 Zero-sen by Peter Ingman

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This fully illustrated title offers a balanced and detailed account of the clashes between two classic World War II fighters.

P-40E Warhawk vs A6M2 Zero-sen Summary

P-40E Warhawk vs A6M2 Zero-sen: East Indies and Darwin 1942 by Peter Ingman

The P-40E Warhawk is often viewed as one of the less successful American fighter designs of World War II, but in 1942 the aircraft was all that was available to the USAAC in-theatre. Units equipped with the aircraft were duly forced into combat against the deadly A6M2 Zero-sen, which had already earned itself a near-mythical reputation following its exploits over China and Pearl Harbor. During an eight-month period in 1942, an extended air campaign was fought out between the two fighters for air superiority over the Javanese and then northern Australian skies. During this time, the P-40Es and the Zero-sens regularly clashed without interference from other fighter types. In respect to losses, the Japanese 'won' these engagements, for many more P-40Es were shot down than Zero-sens. However, the American Warhawks provided a potent deterrent that forced the IJNAF to attack from high altitudes, where crews' bombing efficiency was much poorer. Fully illustrated throughout, and supported by rare and previously unpublished photographs, this book draws on both American and Japanese sources to tell the full story of the clashes between these iconic two fighters in Darwin and the East Indies.

About Peter Ingman

Peter Ingman is an author specializing in aviation and the early years of the Pacific War. He has written several books for Osprey, including DUE 93 Spitfire VC versus A6M2 Zero-sen. An award-winning essayist, Peter is the Chairman of the History Group at the South Australian Aviation Museum. He also runs his own publishing company, Avonmore Books. Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974-78, and since graduating with Honours, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon. Gareth Hector is a digital artist of international standing as well as an aviation history enthusiast. Gareth completed the battlescene and cover artwork in this title. He lives in Perthshire, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /Design and Development /Technical Specifications/ The Strategic Situation /The Combatants /Combat /Statistics and Analysis /Aftermath /Further Reading /Index

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NGR9781472840875
9781472840875
1472840879
P-40E Warhawk vs A6M2 Zero-sen: East Indies and Darwin 1942 by Peter Ingman
New
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2020-05-28
80
N/A
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