Kamikaze has 13 ratings and 1 review. Jonathan said: Good overview of various Japanese suicide weapons, as to be expected for the series a little light. History of Japanese weapons designed specifically for suicide attacks such as ohka glider bombs, shinyo motorboats, and kaiten human torpedoes. In Steven Zaloga’s Kamikaze: Japanese Special Attack Weapons , he focused on the machines used in the special attacks, which.

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Arima was killed and part of a plane hit Franklin.

Companion to the Red Army The destruction of much of the remainder of the Japanese fleet and its air arm in the later half of left the Japanese Home Islands vulnerable to attack by US naval and air forces. Operation Market-Garden 1. It is not clear that this was a planned suicide attack, and official Japanese accounts of Arima’s attack bore little resemblance to the actual events.

A plane should be utilized over and over again. Panzer IV vs Sherman.

Kamikaze: Japanese Special Attack Weapons –45 – Steven J. Zaloga – Google Books

Many Japanese felt that to be enshrined at Yasukuni was a special honour because the Emperor visited the shrine to pay homage twice a year. Pilots carried prayers from their families and were given military decorations. Kamlkaze first kamikaze attacks took place on October 25, off Samar Island in the southern Philippines.


These attacks, which began in Octoberfollowed several critical military defeats for the Japanese. Throughout japsnese book Zaloga’s descriptions of the different types of Kamikaze weapons are clear, and his analysis of their performance is convincing.

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Gordon says that the Warners and Seno included ten ships that did not sink. Pages with related products.

Naval War College Analysis, p. Provide me with planes and I will turn the tide of war. James marked it as to-read Jun 25, Firsthand interviews with surviving kamikaze and escort pilots has revealed that they were motivated by a desire to protect their families from perceived atrocities and possible extinction at the hands of the Allies.

Imperial Japanese Navy Light Cruisers — MTNWishlist added it Jul 09, Despite radar detection and cuing, airborne interception, attrition, and massive anti-aircraft barrages, 14 percent of Kamikazes survived to score a hit on a ship; nearly 8. Marines in the Solomons.

Japanesee successes — such as the sinking of St.

Tragic Heroes in the History of Japanpp. Australian War Memorial Yago de Artaza Paramo rated it really liked it Jun 17, Navy aviator Commander John Thachalready famous for developing effective aerial tactics against the Japanese such as the Thach Weavedeveloped a defensive strategy against kamikazes called the ” japandse blue blanket ” to establish Allied air supremacy well away from the carrier force.

A Japanesee Coffin to the U. Its bomb caused fires that resulted in the bomb magazine exploding, sinking the carrier.


Kamikaze: Japanese Special Attack Weapons 1944–45

Pricy for its short length. Duringthe Japanese speckal began stockpiling hundreds of TsurugiOhkasother aircraft and suicide boats for use against Allied forces expected to invade Japan.

Showing of 10 reviews. All up, I found this book to be interesting and a useful introduction to Japanese kamikaze weapons. Even encouraging capable pilots to bail out before impact was ineffective because vital personnel were often lost when they mistimed their exits and were killed as a result.

We forgot self for the moment as we groped hopelessly for the thought of that other man up there. Published June 21st by Osprey Publishing first published January 1st However, this volume that is in the New Vanguard series by Osprey Publishing effectively meets the series’ goal of presenting the “design, development, operation kkamikaze history of the machinery of warfare through the ages” in concise, focused books.

A long steel splinter speared down through the hangar deck and the main boiler room where it ruptured a steam line before coming to rest in a fuel tank near the aircraft park, where it started a major fire.

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