P-38 Lightning vs Ki-61 Tony : New Guinea 1942-43 by Donald Nijoboer (2010, Paperback)

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Overview This is the account of the machines of war pitted against each other and the combatants who operated them. Step onto the battlefield and immerse yourself in the experience of real historic combat. With its distinctive twin-tailed design, the P-38 was one of the most recognizable fighter aircraft of World War II. It was also one of the best. The perfect balance of speed, firepower and range, it made a formidable opponent during the crucial battles for the Solomon Islands and New Guinea. In response, the Japanese worked with the Germans to develop the Ki-61, a heavy air-superiority fighter with an impressive array of firepower. In head-to-head match-ups, the P-38 proved the superior fighter, but individual duels often came down to the ability and experience of the pilots involved. This book recreates these fast, deadly duels in the skies of the Pacific through dramatic artwork, technical analysis, and first-hand accounts.


  • ISBN-13: 9781846039430
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/23/2010
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 610,221
  • Series: Duel Series
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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