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Author Molesworth, Carl.

Title P-40 Warhawk vs Ki-43 Oscar : China 1944-45 / Carl Molesworth.

Published Oxford ; New York : Osprey, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  940.544 MOLE    AVAILABLE
Physical description 80 pages : illustrations (some colour), colour maps ; 25 cm.
Series Osprey duel ; 8.
Duel (Oxford, England) ; 8.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 78-79) and index.
Contents Chronology -- Design and Development -- Technical Specifications -- The Strategic Situation -- The Combatants -- Combat -- Statistics and Analysis -- Aftermath.
Summary "Known for the distinctive "sharksmouth" decoration on their noses, P-40 fighters first saw combat in China during World War II. Their most common adversary was the Japanese Nakajima Ki-43, nicknamed "Oscar." Carl Molesworth describes and explains the design and development of these two foes, the products of two vastly different philosophies of fighter design. The P-40 was heavily armed and sturdy, with armor protection and self-sealing fuel tanks, but paid for this with a loss of speed and a sluggish performance at altitude. The Ki-43 was a rapier to the battleaxe P-40: immensely nimble, though with less firepower and durability. This book examines these two different fighters, and the pilots who flew them over China, with action-packed text, rare photographs, and digital artwork."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject P-40 (Fighter plane) -- History.
Hayabusa (Fighter plane) -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- China.
ISBN 9781846032950 (paperback)
1846032954 (paperback)