Japanese Naval Aviation Uniforms and Equipment 1937–45

Japanese Naval Aviation Uniforms and Equipment 1937–45 cover

Japanese Naval Aviation Uniforms and Equipment 1937–45

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This long awaited title provides a fantastic reference resource on the uniforms, dress, flight gear and personal weaponry of the Imperial Japanese Navy airmen of World War II. It includes detailed descriptions of flight gear, including manufacture information, and interviews with IJN pilots such as Sakai, Komachi, Tanimizu, Kawato and Saito regarding the use of a variety of equipment are integrated into the text. Packed with great contemporary illustrations, photographs of original items, and colour pictures, this title provides a meticulously detailed examination of the dress and equipment of the Imperial Japanese Navy's aviators in World War II.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Flight Helmets · Flight Goggles · Mufflers/Scarves · Flight Suits · Flight Boots · Floatvests · Gauntlets & Gloves · Parachute Harnesses · Flight clocks and watches · Flight insignia · Flight Calculators · Voicetalkers/Oxygen mask · Plotting boards · Personal weapons · Translations/Glossary/Marker Labels · Bibliography/further reading · Color plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published 18 Oct 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841764658
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 56 b/w; 32 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 86
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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