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B-29 Superfortress vs. Ki 44 ‘Tojo’ Now Available.

By the time the Americans began their aerial bombardment of Japan in 1944, both the JAAF and IJNAF were spent forces. What the Japanese did have though was the Ki-44 “Tojo.” Armed with two 40 mm cannon, it was the most heavily armed and feared single-seat fighter to see action against the new American bomber, […]

Kamikaze Killer – Seafire at War

Kamikaze-Killer The naval version of the Spitfire had its share of teething troubles, but by the end of World War II it had found its sea legs in the Pacific By Donald Nijboer   The ready room deep inside HMS Indefatigable offered little relief from the constant tropical heat in late March of 1945. The […]

New Review for Air Combat 1945

Just received a great review from John Patterson of Oklahoma, City.  John has bought several of my books and had some kind words for Air Combat 1945 – ‘I recently received the copy of Air Combat 1945 and must say that I have been fascinated with it. I cannot imagine how you have been able […]

Torch to Iceberg: The Supermarine Seafire at War

The Seafire took the reputation of its land-based forebear, the Spitfire, to sea as an interceptor par excellence. Such a specialized role was unique to the Royal Navy; the American and Japanese navies expected more range and versatility from their carrier fighters. After a resurgent British fleet returned to the Pacific in 1945, however, and […]

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