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F4F Wildcat vs A6M Zero-sen: Pacific Theater 1942 (Duel #54)

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From Coral Sea to Midway to Guadalcanal and Santa Cruz, these fighters battled for air supremacy over the Pacific in World War II.

The Grumman F4F Wildcat and the Mitsubishi A6M Zero-sen were contemporaries, although designed to very different requirements. Ruggedly built so as to survive the rigors of carrier operations, the Wildcat was the best carrier fighter the US Nav
Paperback, 80 pages
Published August 20th 2013 by Osprey Publishing (first published January 1st 2013)
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May 18, 2015 KOMET rated it it was amazing
This is a very readable and informative book about 2 remarkable aircraft types (the F4F Wildcat, which was widely used by U.S. Navy & U.S. Marine Corps fighter units in the Pacific in 1942 - and the A6M Zero-sen, a remarkably manoeuvable, nimble, long-range fighter that was the mainstay of fighter units in the Imperial Japanese Navy) that battled against each other in 1942. It's also richly laden with photographs, offers an illustrated cockpit layout of both planes, and personal accounts ...more
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Jan 05, 2014 Jeff rated it really liked it
A solid entry into the Osprey Duel series of books. It contains a good summary of the two airplanes, the training of their pilots, and their evolving tactics during combat in 1942, concentrating particularly on the Guadalcanal campaign. Recommended.
Very good snapshot look at two of the early fighters that struggled for the skies at the start of the US involvement in WWII. The art as usual is superb.
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