First edition bound in pictorial wrappers. 8 1/2" x 11", 112 page trad e paperback is in VG+ condition. Rubs to the book's corners, spine tip s and spine edges. There is a horizontal 5" scratch at the middle righ t of the rear wrapper. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Moonlight Interceptor: Japan's "Irving" ...
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication Date: 1985
Book Condition: VG+
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description National Air and Space Museum - Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1985. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 112 pages. Very Good Plus. Contents: Foreword, Preface, Acknowledgments, Prologue, Night Encounter, Design Challenge, The Prototype Struggles to Life, Transitions, Back to the Drawing Board, The Night Fighter is Born, Success over Rabaul, Backs to the Wall, The Curtain Falls, Sole Survivor, Restoring NASM's Irving, Appendices: Cockpit Control Panels, Structural details, Japanese AI Radar, Nakajima JINI Specifications and Performance, Flight Performance Data - Third Prototype, 13-Shi Twin Engine Land-Based Fighter, JNAF Designations for Irving, Production Numbers for JINI Aircraft, Configurations of Irving, Type-2 Land-Based Reconnaissance Aircraft and Gekko Units - Operational Time Periods, Representative JNAF Tail Codes of JINI Irvings. Notes. Bibliography. Many photographs. The restoration of the NASM Irving started on September 7, 1979 and consumed 17,247 man-hours by the time it was completed on December 14, 1983. Inventory #26-000813-1722. Seller Inventory # 000813
Book Description Smithsonian Institution Press 1st printing, Washington, 1985. 112 p., photos, line drawings, map inside front cover, appendices, notes, biblio, 4to paperback VG. Seller Inventory # 64595
Book Description Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1985. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Xvi, 112 pages, well illustrated, 3-views, diagrams, map, pictorial wrappers, very good. 8.5 by 11 inches. From Wikipedia: "The Nakajima Aircraft Company J1N1 Gekkou was a twin-engine aircraft used by the Japanese Imperial Navy during World War II and was used for reconnaissance, night fighter, and kamikaze missions. The first flight took place in May 1941. It was given the Allied reporting name "Irving", since the earlier reconnaissance version the J1N1-C, was mistaken for a fighter.". Seller Inventory # 33597