...Type 0 Carrier Fighter (A6M) Zeke in World War Two, by Nicholas Millman, illustrated by Mark Rolfe
Published by Guideline in 2017, 40 pages. A4 size booklet (N7607)
From the introduction: When the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) first deployed the Rei Shiki Sentoki (Type 0 Fighter or ReiSen in short, often
referred to as a Kansen or carrier fighter) over China during the summer of 1940 the new aircraft demonstrated, in the context of that time, features that in combination were revolutionary. It was a long range strategic fighter that could escort bombers and secure air superiority, deployable without modification from either carrier decks or land bases. It could be utilised equally effectively as an air defence fighter that could climb rapidly to intercept intruding aircraft. It had an all round vision canopy. It carried a external fuel tank to extend its range which could be jettisoned in combat. And it was armed with a 20mm cannon in each wing...
The booklet is illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs, but just under half the pages (18) are taken up with colour drawings showing individual profiles of aircraft with different colour schemes, designs and camouflage
The condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs and creases but is clean and bright, the staple spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, unblemished, intact and tightly bound.