Nakajima B5N Kate

Dariusz Paduch

When war broke out in the Pacific, the Japanese naval air force had the world's most advanced Nakajima B5N2 torpedo-bomber aircraft, which was far superior to the American Douglas TBD-1 Devastator and a generation ahead of the British Fairey Swordfish biplanes.
Date Published :
February 2022
Publisher :
Kagero
Series :
Monographs
Illustration :
90 archival photos, color profiles
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788366673540
Pages : 68
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$33.95

Overview
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When war broke out in the Pacific, the Japanese naval air force had the world's most advanced Nakajima B5N2 torpedo-bomber aircraft, which was far superior to the American Douglas TBD-1 Devastator and a generation ahead of the British Fairey Swordfish biplanes. The Japanese aircraft were faster, more maneuverable, and could drop torpedoes from a higher altitude. After a successful debut over Pearl Harbor, these machines were involved in every major naval battle until 1944, making a permanent mark on aviation history. It was not until 1943/1944 that this superb aircraft began to be replaced by the modern Nakajima B6N Tenzan. The road to the creation of B5N was not easy and was fraught with many failures.

REVIEWS
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"Overall, the subject is very well covered, and the color and black and white drawings are quite useful...Any good aeronautical library should probably include this book."

- IPMS/USA

"The development of the aircraft is particularly interesting and you are provided a history of its use in major battles. Kagero books have always provided a nice selection of full color profiles and this one is no exception."

- ModelingMadness.Com

"...will surely fill the bill for any aviation enthusiast/modeler that has a passion for the iconic Japanese Kate torpedo plane."

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