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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This book will begin by examining the initial kamikaze aircraft attacks, but the focus of the book will be on the dedicated special attack weapons developed in The destruction of much of japahese remainder of the Japanese fleet and its air arm in the later half of left the Japanese Home Specjal vulnerable to attack by US naval and air forces.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. In all, it makes for a fascinating book Cook, Japan At War: The Mammoth Book of Fighter Pilots. The kamikazealong with all Japanese aviators flying over unfriendly territory, were issued or purchased, if they were officers a Nambu pistol with which to end their lives if they risked being captured.

Kamikaze: Japanese Special Attack Weapons

Ensign Mitsuo Ohta had suggested that piloted glider bombscarried within range of targets by a mother plane, should be developed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ships Sunk or Damaged during ” Access date: That unit had only 40 aircraft: See all 10 reviews. As time wore on, modern critics questioned the nationalist portrayal of kamikaze pilots as noble soldiers willing to sacrifice their lives for the country.


Stay the Rising Sun. All up, I found this book atgack be interesting and a useful introduction to Japanese kamikaze weapons. Since aircraft were the best and often only way to japanfse enemy ships, the Japanese came up with the concept of one-way suicide attacks by their bombers.

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

Retrieved from ” https: Julio Campos added it May 31, The Unknown Battle of Midway: Steven Zaloga has written many books on military kaimkaze and history, such as Defense of Japan and Japanese Tanks James marked it as to-read Jun 25, Jonathan Zpecial Anthony Tully.

Navy was large enough that damaged ships could be detached back home for repair without significantly hampering the fleet’s operational capability.

The Kremlin’s Nuclear Sword. Pilots would attempt to crash their aircraft into enemy ships in what was called a “body attack” in planes laden with some combination of explosives, bombs, and torpedoes. When I reflect on the hopes you had for my future Only search Kamikaze Images.

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The Sorry Saga of the Brewster Buffalo: Mark Mirabello rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Semper Fi in the Sky. Covers subject just fine. The tradition of death instead of defeat, capture and shame was deeply entrenched in Japanese military culture. The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, — Japanese Suicide Attacks at Sea”. weaposn

I trained my mind and body as hard as I could and am anxious for the day I can use them to their full capacity in fighting. Scud Ballistic Missile and Launch Systems — East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Jeff rated it really liked it Dec 18, Daikichi Irokawa, who trained at Tsuchiura Naval Air Base, recalled that he “was struck on the face so hard and frequently that [his] face was no longer recognizable”.


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Jay Hambleton rated it liked it Aug 16, Mongol invasions of Japan. During World War II, the pronunciation kamikaze was kamikkaze only informally in the Japanese press in relation to suicide attacks, but after the war this usage gained acceptance worldwide and was re-imported into Japan. As time went on, it was realized that larger numbers of aircraft, swarming in from different directions and at different altitudes, were more effective.

Imperial Japanese Navy Light Cruisers — Raspet added it Jun 28, Japanese Special Attack Weapons — He was promoted posthumously to Vice Admiral and was given official credit for making the first kamikaze attack. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank. Blossoms in the Wind: We appreciate your feedback.

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