Title: Zero: Combat and
Author: Robert Mikesh
Publisher: Motorbooks International
must for WWII Japanese Aviation Historians, May 21, 1999
Zero Combat & Development by Robert Mikesh, does a splendid job of telling the story of the history and development of the A6M. All models are included and a break down of their history and purpose of coming into play are described.
book covers the successes of the earlier A5M and
discusses the specifications handed to Horikoshi. It does
an excellent job of explaining the structural defect
present in the early model A6M's and what corrective
measures were taken to prevent more accidents. It shows
many photos, interior cut away drawings, and
am an aviation historian and a model builder and I even
learned from reading this book. Also valuable is the
information obtained from the captured A6M and the test
of many American fighters of that time against the A6M.
Don't just take my word for it read it for yourself.
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