Japanese Experimental Transport Aircraft of the Pacific War

Giuseppe Picarella

Date Published :
February 2012
Publisher :
Series :
Orange Series
Illustration :
200+ b/w photos, 100+ color profiles and detail photos, 40+ scale plans, cuteway
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Information in English on Japanese WW2 transport aircraft is hard to find, and in this book the story of the Japanese experimental transport designs is told in great detail. The context is explained, with information on the low priority given to transport aircraft and the disastrous implications of that neglect for the Japanese war effort. Fully illustrated with many rare photos and excellent artwork, the various designs and proposals for transport aircraft during the war are described and discussed, both novel designs and adaptations of bomber aircraft.

Giuseppe (Joe) Picarella is a professional graphic artist specializing in aviation, whose work is seen in many major aviation journals. He is also an authority on Japanese WW2 aircraft, with a significant archive of rare photos and documents.

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