- Pacific Profiles (Vol. 1): Japanese Army Fighters, New Guinea & the Solomons 1942-1944
Pacific Profiles (Vol. 1): Japanese Army Fighters, New Guinea & the Solomons 1942-1944
The Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate profiles to date of Second World War Japanese aircraft in the 'South Seas' theatre.
Pacific Profiles (Vol. 1) illustrates, by unit, Japanese Army Air Force fighter aircraft operating in New Guinea and the Solomons from December 1942 to April 1944. In this theatre numerous different aircraft types and their variants were assigned to eleven fighter regiments which formed the 4th Air Army. Unit insignia, camouflage and command markings varied from unit to unit, giving a wide variety of colour and markings. The profiles, based on photos, Japanese documents, Allied intelligence reports and post-war wreck investigations, are accompanied by brief histories of the relevant units and explanations of their role in the theatre.
The author, Michael Claringbould, is world-renowned for his expertise in respect to wartime Japanese aviation. These profiles accurately portray Japanese Army Air Force fighters during this fascinating component of the Pacific air war.
Details: Non-fiction, published 2020.
Format: Soft cover, 104 pages.
Dimensions: 25.0 cm (h) x 17.6 cm (w) x 0.5 cm (d) / 314 grams.