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Pacific Profiles Volume Five Book

Pacific Profiles Volume Five Japanese Navy Zero Fighters (land-based) New Guinea and the Solomons 1942-1944

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Pacific Profiles Volume Five Japanese Navy Zero Fighters (land-based) New Guinea and the Solomons 1942-1944

 by M. Claringbould

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 Volume Five of this Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate colour profiles to date of Japanese Navy land based Zero fighters in the "South Seas" theatre: New Guinea, Rabaul and the Solomons.

Illustrated by unit are abundant examples of the varied markings, tail codes, leadership hallmarks and camouflage schemes which appeared on the thirteen Air Groups (Kokutai) operating in the theatre from February 1942 to February 1944. Each of the 101 profiles is supported by primary source material including colour photos, Japanese records, POW interrogations, technical reports, post-war wreck examinations and Allied intelligence summaries. These are accompanied by brief histories of each unit and notes on the changing nature of each unit's markings. How the late 1942 Japanese Navy restructure impacted these units is also clarified, along with the rationale and meaning of the ensuing multifaceted markings systems.

Unit insignia, camouflage and command markings varied considerably from unit to unit, giving a wide variety of colour, heraldry and markings.

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The profiles are, based on photos, Japanese documents, Allied intelligence reports and post-war wreck investigations, are accompanied by brief histories of each relevant unit and explanations of their role in the theatre. Available period photos are also displayed.

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Book Condition:
PERFECT - NEW BOOK
Outer Cover on Book:
Soft Cover
Total Pages:
112
Dimensions in mm :
175 x 230 x 9

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