KI-44 'Tojo' Aces of World War 2 (Paperback)
The 100th title of Osprey's celebrated Aircraft of the Aces series covers a subject sure to be of interest to historians of World War II. The Ki-44 'Tojo' was a fast-climbing, heavily armed point-defence interceptor that was used successfully in slashing hit-and-run tactics that caught Allied pilots by surprise. In the air defense role 'Tojos' pioneered the deployment of a unique 40 mm cannon, the firing system which had no cartridges but instead had the propelling charge contained in the base of the projectile. The Ki-44 was to be used by the JAAF in larger numbers in China than anywhere else. This exciting title from author Nicholas Millman brings the Ki-44's role in the Pacific theatre to vivid life, accompanied by full color plates and archival photographs.
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"...I can’t think of a better subject to mark the 100th title of Osprey’s Aircraft of the Aces series, and definitely look forward to the next offering by Mr. Millman and Mr. Olsthoorn. Absolutely recommended!" -Frederick Boucher, AeroScale
"Overall, it is a superb read and an excellent reference. You really cannot go wrong with this or any other book in the series." - Scott Van Aken, Modelling Madness