Japanese Aircraft in Foreign Service Volume 1, by J Jackiewicz and S Fleischer
Published by Kecay, 128 pages. Paperback - c.20cm by 28.5cm (N5858X1)
This book provides a fascinting history of Japanese aircraft that served in the air forces of other nations during the Second World War. The book is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs, as well as several drawings (in colour) showing individual profiles of aircraft with different designs and camoflauge markings.
From the introduction: This book.... tells the story of Japanese aircraft used by non-Imperial forces, with lots of text and facts, but with even more photos and profiles... This volume includes history of those aircraft operated by the allies of the Japanese Empire, along with the history of those machines captured by countries fighting against Japan: China and the USSR. The book includes details of military action by the air forces of newly-created countries after the collapse of the Japanese Empire, as well as those countries that regained their independence such as Korea and Indonesia. Also covered are the activities of the Armee de l'Air in Indochina as the French and other aforementioned countries used the same machines during a similar period.
Condition of the book is generally very good. The cover has one or two minor scuffs but is clean and tidy, the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is very light spine roll along the left hand edge, and the left and right hand sides of the book curve gently upwards from where the book has been stored flat on the shelves.