A fully illustrated guide to the two major Japanese carrier torpedo-bombers of World War 2, aircraft that fought in all the major battles from Pearl Harbor to Okinawa.
Introduction /B5N 'Kate' Development and Early Successes /Midway, the Aleutians and the Solomons /Land Attack Operations and Other Roles /B6N 'Jill' and the Kamikaze /Colour Plate Commentary /Index
Mark Chambers is an avid World War 2 aviation enthusiast and aviation history author. He has studied World War 2 military aviation, with a keen interest in the air war in the Pacific, extensively. He is the author of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of Aviation: Flight Research at NASA Langley Research Center (2007) and Images of Aviation: Naval Air Station Patuxent River (2014). In addition, he is the author of The Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society’s Engineering Test Pilot: The Exceptional Career of John P. ‘Jack’ Reeder (2007) and NASA Langley’s From Research to Relevance: Significant Achievements in Aeronautical Research at NASA Langley, 1917 – 2002 (2002). He also co-authored with his father, Joseph R Chambers, a detailed book covering the history of radical aircraft designs and wind tunnels tested at the NASA Langley Research Center entitled Radical Wings and Wind Tunnels (Specialty Press Publication) (2008). He works as a government contractor technical editor for the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Jim Laurier is a native of New England, growing up in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has been drawing since he could hold a pencil and throughout his life he has worked in many mediums creating artwork on a variety of subjects. He has worked on the Osprey Aviation list since 2000, and in that time he has produced some of the finest artwork seen in these volumes.
"...an excellent book for those interested in 'Kates', 'Jills', Japanese torpedo planes and carrier actions. It is an excellent companion for Osprey's book Aichi 99 Kanbaku "Val" Units 1937-42 as well as their books about Pearl Harbor, Midway, and other carrier battles." -- Frederick Boucher, Aeroscale - KitMaker Network "Along with a selection of excellent photos, this new book has a very fine cover illustration by long-time Osprey artist Mark Postlewaite, as well as excellent side profiles by Jim Laurier." - Wings of Gold Magazine