Introduction Chronology Design and Development Technical Specifications The Strategic Situation The Combatants Combat Statistics and Analysis Aftermath Further Reading Index To illustrate the unique features of the F4U and A6M5 Model 52 Zero-sen, including armament, cockpit details and basic fighter formations, as well as the location they flew from in-theater. Also included will be an engaging the enemy cockpit artwork and a battlescene spread.
The aerial clashes between the iconic Corsair and Zero-sen translated into a contest of speed and altitude for the former, versus the latter's outstanding agility and range.
Michael John Claringbould had an extensive career in the Australian Foreign, completing six postings within Asia and the Pacific. He is author of numerous books concerning the USAAF Fifth Air Force and Japanese Pacific air power, including Osprey Duel 87 and Duel 103. Michael lives in Australia. The illustrators for this volume are Gareth Hector (cover and battlescene) and Jim Laurier (armament views, cockpit and engaging the enemy).