|Jacek Jackiewicz & Severyn Fleischer|
|Notes:||ISBN Number 978-83-924914-5-3|
This is the 4th book in the Kecay series on aircraft in foreign hands during WW2, the first 3 dealing with the Messerchmitt Bf 109 and the Focke Wulf Fw 190. In this new volume, the focus is on the use of Japanese Aircraft by non-Imperial forces. Volume 2 will address the examination of captured Japanese aircraft by US, UK and Allies (New Zealand and Australia), whilst volume 3 deal with Western aircraft captured by the Japanese forces, as well as those procured by Japan prior to the break out of hostilities.
In their 130
page treatise the authors examine Japanese aircraft captured by Chinese forces
prior to 1944, as well as those captured either by Nationalist or Communist
forces post 1944. This includes a large number of different aircraft including
familiar types such as Mitsubishi A5M2b Claude, Mitsubishi A6M Zero in various
guises, Nakajima Ki-43 Oscar,
of captured aircraft include
The book does not only deal with captured or seized aircraft, but also includes foreign users who legally purchased aircraft, such as those owned by Siam, Manchuria and the Nanking government, which are of particular interest, as these are rarely, if ever, dealt with in other publications.
As I have number of books on this topic, it was a pleasure for me to see so many unknown photos and illustrations of unfamiliar schemes. The authors have obviously done their homework well!
The book can be either purchased directly from: www.kecay.com or a number of international distributors, including ADH publishing, where it is currently listed as book of the month. At under $50.-, including shipping, it presents excellent value.
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