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Osprey: P-39 vs Zero
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 04:20 AM UTC

P-39/P-400 Airacobra vs A6M2/3 Zero-sen from OSPREY PUBLISHING is a new book that examines the early USAAF aerial defense of New Guinea against the elite Japanese Navy Zero force.

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Utah, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 03:01 AM UTC
Great review, Fred. Looks like a very informative book for a subject that sometimes gets overlooked.
Washington, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 04:14 AM UTC
Looks like a great read, with lots of good info. Osprey does some great detail artwork for cockpit areas as well. Back in 1989, I was doing some munitions recovery work on Guadalcanal, and we were working quite a bit in the jungle-- there was an "ad hoc" WWII "Museum" a local "entreuprener" had started off Henderson Field. Parked at the back of his "museum" was a P39 which had been drug out of the jungle, still sitting upright on its tri-cycle landing gear, less tires, prop, guns, doors and plexiglass-- it was still pretty impressive though. A Sakae engine and some Japanese airframe parts lay nearby, presumably from a Zero, at least that's what was advertised. I'll probably get this book just to remember my trip down there.
VR, Russ