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Ki-44 'Tojo' Aces of World War 2 (SC) - Osprey - OS10100

Ki-44 'Tojo' Aces of World War 2 (SC) - Osprey - OS10100

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Aircraft of the Aces 100; Millman. The Ki-44 'Tojo' epitomizes JAAF air power in defense of the homeland, but was also used extensively in the skies over China. The introduction of the Ki-44 was noted with concern because of its departure from the performance and tactics previously associated with the JAAF. It was a fast-climbing, heavily armed point-defense interceptor that was used successfully in slashing hit-and-run tactics that caught Allied pilots by surprise. Amongst the numerous aces that flew Ki-44?s were Major Akira Watanabe of the 33rd Sentai, Captain Yukiyoshi Wakamatsu, the 'Red Nose Ace' of the 85th Sentai and Warrant Officer Rikio Shibata also of the 85th Sentai, a leading ace with claims for 27 aircraft. This book tells the complete story of all of Japan's Tojo aces; 96 pages.