Emblems of The Rising Sun - Imperial Japanese Army Air Force Markings 1935-1945

Peter Scott

ISBN 10: 1902109554 / ISBN 13: 9781902109558
Published by Hikoki Publications, 1999
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Oversize glossy softcover has slightly bent corners on page block. Rear softcover is rubbed and has a small dent on bottom edge. Reading wear on front softcover edges. From Introduction: 'The intention of this book is to present the unit markings of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force (IJAAF) sentai, together with their various superior, subordinate and independent units, in an ordered pictorial format. The unit markings of the various types of training schools are also included. Those 'Taitari' (Special Attack or suicide) formations that were ultimately re-designated within conventional sentai are covered. An attempt has been made to detail some of the dedicated Special Attack units themselves, of which there are estimated to have been over 170 units. The many personal markings of individual aircrew which also appeared on otherwise unmarked aircraft are excluded.' Numerous pages of color illustrations BY AIRCRAFT TYPE showing unit (sentai) tail markings. Numerous pages of 172 full-color illustrations of whole aircraft showing color schemes along with the unit markings. 74 black-white photographs. Glossary. Taitari, Kokugun, Hikoshidan, Hikodan, Hiko Rentai, Chutai, shotai, Shimbu-Tai. Inventory #22-002188-3853. Bookseller Inventory # 002188

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Title: Emblems of The Rising Sun - Imperial ...

Publisher: Hikoki Publications

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: None

Edition: 1st Edition

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Surely some of the most colorful warplanes ever to see active service, the aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force carried the samurai regard for brightly colored armor and equipment into the 20th century. The heraldic traditions of the warriors of ancient Japan found new expression as the emblems for all types of air units in the service of the Emperor. Used by flying training schools, fighter squadrons, bomber groups and, ultimately, suicide formations, all sprang from the Japanese love of symbolism and design. Some were hundreds of years old, others existed for only a few weeks or months. Each one that can be verified from photographs is illustrated here in glorious color. This title's 100 pages of full color drawings show the emblems both by unit and by aircraft type, allowing the enthusiast to rapidly identify exactly which formation a specific aircraft may have belonged to. Numerous photos illustrate the many variations of emblems and the different aircraft types which carried them. Organizational charts give Orders of Battle in different theatres of war, ranging from Manchuria, China and Burma to the Home Islands.

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