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|Description||Products of vastly different design philosophies, the Seafire F III and the A6M Zero were never intended to meet in combat, and never should have. The Zero, extremely nimble at low speeds was purpose built as a shipboard fighter. In contrast, the Spitfire was intended for operations from established airfields, and needed to be adapted as a carrier fighter. This book examines these two iconic fighters and their two very different histories, using fantastic artwork and first hand accounts to illustrate the last aerial duel of World War II, as the British Seafire overcame its critics to emerge victorious over the Japanese Zero.|
|Author Biography||Donald Nijboer is a freelance writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. He teaches courses in radio broadcasting at Humber College of Technology and Advanced Learning. His four books, Cockpit: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Interiors, Gunner: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Turrets and Gun Positions, Cockpits of the Cold War and Graphic War - The Secret Aviation Drawings and Illustrations of World War Two have been published by the Boston Mills Press. He has also written articles for Flight Journal, Aviation History and Aeroplane Monthly. This is his first book for Osprey.|
|Publisher||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Date of Publication||02/04/2009|
|Series Part/Volume Number||No. 16|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||95572860|
|Country of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Content Note||Illustrations (some col.)|
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