P-40 Warhawk vs Ki-43 Oscar

P-40 Warhawk vs Ki-43 Oscar

Known for the distinctive 'sharkmouth' decoration on their noses, P-40 fighters first saw combat in China during World War II. Their most common adversary was the Japanese Nakajima Ki-43, nicknamed 'Oscar.' Carl Molesworth describes and explains the design and development of these two foes, the products of two vastly different philosophies of fighter design. The P-40 was heavily armed and sturdy with armour protection and self-sealing fuel tanks, but paid for this… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2012)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Page count: 80 pages

Language: English


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