By Gerry Markgraf, Steve Ginter, Harry Gann, Harry Gann
Douglas A2D Skyshark КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Naval FightersСерия: Naval warring parties 43Автор(ы): Gerry MarkgrafЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 1997Количество страниц: 84ISBN: 0-942612-43-4Формат: pdf (300 dpi) 1600x2135Размер: 126.0 mbRapid1Rapid2 fifty one
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In the hands of a skilled pilot, the sharp-cornering Oscar was still a dangerous adversary for any Allied fighter pilot foolish enough to tackle one in a close-in dogfight. Japanese Aircraft and Air-Combat Doctrine h 13 The Oscar made its debut in the Solomons with Operation KE; hence, the newcomer was unfamiliar to Guadalcanal’s aviators. Though it was smaller, the Ki-43 closely resembled the Model 21 and Model 22 Zekes in both appearance and performance. Not surprisingly, when they did encounter the nimble Nakajima fighter, American pilots consistently identified it as a variant of its Mitsubishi cousin.
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