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By Osamu Tagaya

Sixty four стр, черно-белые фотографии, eight цветных вклеек.
Выпуск посвящен морским авиатором Японии 1937-1945г.
Униформа, боевая подготовка, основные тактические приемы.

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Meal time was short, but gave respite from the hectic routines of the day. Enlisted and non-commissioned ranks in the IJN lived on a staple of barley rice. Pure rice was a luxury reserved for warrant and commissioned officers. (via Edward M. Young) 4 Short pressed his attack to a distance of 20m from the Type 13s, then passed no more than 10m below Kotani’s aircraft and zoomed upwards to the right. At this point he was caught by Lieutenant Ikuta attacking from above and behind, and by APO 3/C Kuroiwa attacking from below, both Japanese fighters opening fire at a distance of 100 to 200m.

Here, the junior navigator on board a 96 Rikko enjoys a meal from his aluminum lunch box. The cockpit of the Type 96 was much more cramped than that of its successor, the Type 1 Rikko (G4M). (via Edward M. Young) War during the autumn of 1941, coordination in air combat from the shotai level up to chutai and daitai levels became the focus of intense training. When the Pacific War began, the IJN fighter pilot had greatly improved his skills in taking coordinated action, particularly at the shotai and chutai levels.

The preferred diving angle was between 55 and 60 degrees. Pull out would normally be at 450m in combat, although veteran crews would often hold their dive until 300m, pulling out and leveling off just above the ground or ocean. In doing so, however, proper altimeter reading by the observer in the rear cockpit was crucial. Each complete revolution of the altimeter represented 500m of altitude. A mistake in counting the number of revolutions on the altimeter would thus have fatal consequences. At the start of the China War, IJN kanbaku flew a line-astern or stepped-echelon formation, with each aircraft pushing over into its dive at nearly the same point in the air.

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