KAMIKAZE JAPANESE SPECIAL ATTACK WEAPONS 1944-45 PDF

Zaloga Osprey Publishing, , 48 pages The Japanese military developed a wide variety of suicide weapons in and in a desperate attempt to stop the Allied advance toward the home islands. Although limited in number of pages, this publication imparts a great deal of valuable information through its crisp narrative, summary data tables, historical photos, and well-drawn illustrations of weapons. Steven Zaloga has written many books on military technology and history, such as Defense of Japan and Japanese Tanks While most likely outside the stated scope of this book, an in-depth analysis of how these different aircraft were converted for special attacks would provide valuable information more relevant to the majority of suicide missions carried out by the Japanese Navy and Army. Many weapons discussed in the book were designed for special attacks but never made it into testing, production, or battle before the end of the war. The Japanese Army also carried out many aerial special attacks but used other names mainly Shinbu during the Battle of Okinawa , and both the Navy and Army had a variety of other special attack weapons not named Kamikaze.

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Zaloga Osprey Publishing, , 48 pages The Japanese military developed a wide variety of suicide weapons in and in a desperate attempt to stop the Allied advance toward the home islands. Although limited in number of pages, this publication imparts a great deal of valuable information through its crisp narrative, summary data tables, historical photos, and well-drawn illustrations of weapons.

Steven Zaloga has written many books on military technology and history, such as Defense of Japan and Japanese Tanks While most likely outside the stated scope of this book, an in-depth analysis of how these different aircraft were converted for special attacks would provide valuable information more relevant to the majority of suicide missions carried out by the Japanese Navy and Army. Many weapons discussed in the book were designed for special attacks but never made it into testing, production, or battle before the end of the war.

The Japanese Army also carried out many aerial special attacks but used other names mainly Shinbu during the Battle of Okinawa , and both the Navy and Army had a variety of other special attack weapons not named Kamikaze. Zaloga writes p. The idea was that this boat would lead the attack, and provide covering fire for the rest of the detachment.

Each of these 47 squadrons had 25 two-man Model 5 boats. Note 1. Kimata , , Source Cited.

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Kamikaze : Japanese special attack weapons, 1944-45

Bakazahn Much of the information in this book comes from little known US intelligence reports and photos compiled after the war that have kami,aze been widely published. At least one of these pilots was a conscripted Korean with a Japanese name, adopted under the pre-war Soshi-kaimei ordinance that compelled Koreans to take Japanese personal names. The specific problem is: The first kamikaze attacks took place on October 25, off Samar Island in the southern Philippines. Showing of 10 reviews. I cannot predict the outcome of the air battles, but you will be making a japaanese if you should regard Special Attack operations as normal methods. The destruction of much of the remainder of the Japanese fleet and its air arm in the later half of left the Japanese Home Islands vulnerable to attack by US naval and air forces. The Atlantic Wall 1.

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Kamikaze: Japanese Special Attack Weapons 1944–45

About Kamikaze Japanese Special Attack Weapons 45 : The destruction of much of the remainder of the Japanese fleet and its air arm in the later half of left the Japanese Home Islands vulnerable to attack by US naval and air forces. In desperation, the Imperial Japanese Navy proposed using "special attack" formations, a euphemism for suicide attacks. These initially consisted of crude improvisations of conventional aircraft fitted with high-explosive bombs that could be crashed into US warships. Called "Divine Wind" Kamikaze , the special attack formations first saw action in , and became the scourge of the US fleet in the battles for Iwo Jima and Okinawa in In view of the success of these attacks, the Japanese armed forces began to develop an entire range of new special attack weapons. This book begins by examining the initial kamikaze aircraft attacks, but the focus of the book is on the dedicated special attack weapons developed in , including the Ohka, a rocket-powered guided missile and the Kaiten Download link Here.

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