Last edited by Arami
Sunday, November 15, 2020 | History

8 edition of Koga"s Zero: The Fighter That Changed World War II found in the catalog.

Koga"s Zero: The Fighter That Changed World War II

Found in Alaska

by Jim Rearden

  • 385 Want to read
  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Pictorial Histories Publishing Company .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Air forces & warfare,
  • Aircraft: general interest,
  • History of engineering & technology,
  • Military vehicles,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • Military - Aviation,
  • Military Aircraft - World War II,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • Military - World War II

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages124
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8357852M
    ISBN 100929521560
    ISBN 109780929521565
    OCLC/WorldCa33920463

    The Akutan Zero: How a Captured Japanese Fighter Plane Helped Win World War II. Until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, most American servicemen had never seen a plane like the “Zero. The Akutan Zero, also known as Koga's Zero and the Aleutian Zero, was a type 0 model 21 Mitsubishi A6M Zero Japanese fighter type of airplane was the Imperial Japanese Navy's most common fighter plane during World War crashed on Akutan Island, Alaska Territory, during June It was the first flyable Zero that the United States got during the war. If the production of the German Me had not been delayed, the outcome of World War II might have changed drastically. Learn how this classic airplane could have altered history. The classic fighter planes of World War II will always be remembered as brave warriors, but the arrival of the Jet Age changed the way we see aircraft.


Share this book
You might also like
Royal Windsor

Royal Windsor

Gods Words of Life for Women Access

Gods Words of Life for Women Access

High-strength bolting for structural joints

High-strength bolting for structural joints

Six-pointer buck

Six-pointer buck

The English essay.

The English essay.

Indigenous people

Indigenous people

Principles of Clinical Toxicology, Fourth Edition (No Series)

Principles of Clinical Toxicology, Fourth Edition (No Series)

manual of commercial law

manual of commercial law

Support for staff development and training.

Support for staff development and training.

Creeping Jenny

Creeping Jenny

Walk in Wolf Wood

Walk in Wolf Wood

England displayed

England displayed

Hitlers Reich and Churchills Britain

Hitlers Reich and Churchills Britain

Long range goals and priorities in speech communication

Long range goals and priorities in speech communication

Koga"s Zero: The Fighter That Changed World War II by Jim Rearden Download PDF EPUB FB2

I ordered Koga's Zero: The Fighter that changed World War II, to fill in some of my knowledge of the infamous Koga Zero. the book exceeded my expectations. Interviews,photos and personal quotes of servicemen and civilians who secretly retrieved Koga's Zero from the Kogas Zero: The Fighter That Changed World War II book of the Aleutians and of those who tested the aircraft in San Diego, after /5(14).

Overview Found upside down in an Alaskan bog in the eighth month of our war with Japan, a Japanese fighter plane was retrieved and soon test flown by U.S. pilots. Knowledge gained from those flights ended the dominance of the Zero in the Brand: West Margin Press.

This book is of historical value to students of the WWII Pacific theater naval air wars, particularly combat between fighter aircraft. However,the content of this book is a word for word copy of a book issued in by the same author, Jim Reardon, titled "Cracking the Zero Mystery:How the US Learned to Beat Japan's Vaunted WWII."/5(14).

Subtitled: The Fighter that Changed World War II. The amazing, true story of Flight Petty Officer Tadayoshi Koga and the Zero fighter he crash landed on Akutan island in Alaska on June 4, Fascinating true story of how the US found, salvaged, repaired, and flew a state of the art Japanese fighter plane that went down during the Aleutians campaign in WWII.

The recovered Zero provided American pilots an inside look at the strengths and weaknesses of the best fighter plane of that time/5. NINE Discovery and Retrieval of Kogas Zero.

TEN Kogas Zero Flies Again. ELEVEN The Significance of Kogas Zero. References. He has written 29 books on Alaskan subjects and magazine articles for about 40 different magazines around the world. Koga's Zero: The Fighter that Changed World War II: Author: Jim Rearden: Publisher.

Koga's Zero The Fighter That Changed World War II: Author: Jim Rearden: ISBN Fomat: Paperback: Pages: pages: Language: English: Released: Publisher: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co.

Topic: Mitsubishi A6M Zero» Propeller (Aircraft) Reviews. We don't know about any reviews for this book Koga's Zero (#) by Jim Rearden. Koga’s Zero: The Fighter That Changed World War II The Japanese Zero and how we learned to fight it.

In April thirty-six Zeros attacking a British naval base at Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), were met by about sixty Royal Air Force aircraft of mixed types, many of them obsolete. Buy Koga's Zero: The Fighter That Changed World War II by Rearden, Jim (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The Akutan Zero (piloted by 19 year old flight petty officer first class Tadayoshi Koga), also known as Koga's Zero, and the Aleutian Zero, was a type 0 model 21 Mitsubishi A6M Japanese Zero fighter plane (serial number ) that crash-landed on Akutan Island, Alaskan Territory, during World War II.

Jim Rearden, a forty-seven-year resident of Alaska, is the author of fourteen books and more than five hundred magazine articles, mostly about Alaska.

Among his books is Koga’s Zero: The Fighter That Changed World War II, which can be purchased from Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, South Third Street West, Missoula, MT Zero Fighter Ballantine's Illustrated History of WW II by Martin Caidin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Koga's Zero: The Fighter That Changed World War II.

Reardon. Kogas Zero: The Fighter That Changed World War II: Found in Alaska. ISBN ISBN Despite its large-diameter hp radial engine, the Zero had one of the slimmest silhouettes of any World War II fighter. The maximum speed of Koga's Zero was mph at 16, feet, not especially fast for a fighter. But high speed wasn't the reason for the Zero's great combat record.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Koga's Zero: The Fighter That Changed World War II by J.

Reardon (, Trade Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products!/5(2). According to American author Jim Rearden, "The Zero was probably the easiest fighter of any in World War II to bring down when hit The Japanese were not prepared to or weren't capable of building more advanced fighters in the numbers needed to cope.

A very interesting book, told from the perspective of two Japanese men who were very closely involved with Japanese naval aviation.

Not so much about the Zero fighter as about the whole Japanese WW2 war effort, specifically the war in the air waged over top of the huge naval battle groups amassed by both the Japanese and the Allies/5(3).

The Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" was a long-range fighter aircraft formerly manufactured by Mitsubishi Aircraft Company, a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy from to The A6M was designated as the Mitsubishi Navy Type 0 carrier fighter (零式艦上戦闘機, rei-shiki-kanjō-sentōki), or the Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen.

Airman Steve Barber discovered a rather alarming truth about one of Japan’s World War II fighter planes.

The year isand researchers have discovered the wreck of a Mitsubishi Zero A6M deep within the Indonesian jungle. It’s been 50 years since this aircraft – a legendary Japanese dogfighter – was gunned down over New.

Zero, also called Mitsubishi A6M or Navy Type 0, fighter aircraft, a single-seat, low-wing monoplane used with great effect by the Japanese during World War ed by Horikoshi Jiro, it was the first carrier-based fighter capable of besting its land-based opponents.

It was designed to specifications written inwas first tested inand was placed in production and in operation. Even though the Zero was outdated bythe plane was still in use on the front lines because of newer designs being pushed back and the Japanese having production difficulties.

During the final years of World War II, the Zero was even used in kamikaze mission. The Zero was the most produced aircraft for the Japanese during World War II.

The Grumman F6F Hellcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft of World War ed to replace the earlier F4F Wildcat and to counter the Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero, it was the United States Navy's dominant fighter in the second half of the Pacific War, outdueling the faster Vought F4U Corsair, which had problems with carrier landings.

TOKYO -- For more than six decades, Kazuo Odachi had a secret: At the age of 17, he became a kamikaze pilot, one of thousands of young Japanese men tasked to give their lives in last-ditch suicide missions near the end of World War he built a family and a career as a Tokyo police officer, he kept his secret from virtually everyone, even his wife, who knew only that he had served as a.

Masatake Okumiya, a Japanese officer who led many Zero squadrons and authored the book “Zero,” described the significance of the Allies’ capture of Koga’s plane as “no less serious than the. The significance of the recovery and flight testing this famous World War II fighter, is best expressed by General Masatake Okumiya (Japanese Air Sea Defense Forces), in his book ZERO: "The acquisition of that ZERO (was) no less serious than the Japanese defeat at.

Koga’s Zero: The Fighter that Changed World War II. Missoula: Pictorial Histories Publishing, Rearden, Jim. Cracking the Zero Mystery: How the U.S. Learned to Beat Japan’s Vaunted World War II Fighter Plane.

Harrisburg: Stackpole Books, Stevens, Peter F. Fatal Dive: Solving the World War II Mystery of the USS Grunion. Washington. During World War II Radio Detecting and Ranging or RADAR, saw its first use in combat operations. (“Early”) Although radar came of age during the war (Goebel) it is often referred to as the weapon that won the war and the invention that changed the world.

(“Radar”). When the second generation of U.S. World War II fighters—P, F4U and F6F—arrived beginning in earlythe Zero was finished as an effective fighter. In Januarya single Marine F4U pilot, 1st Lt. Robert Hanson, shot down 20 Zeros in 17 days. Northrop's F was a variation of its widely-used F-5E Tiger II fighter.

Work on the F began ininspired by the Pentagon's FX program which sought a light fighter that would be. U.S. Navy Fighter Squadrons in World War II, by Barrett Tillman If you've read this far in this website, this book is for you. Most of the book consists of short summaries of the USN fighting squadrons that saw combat in WWII.

(It unravels the tangled mess of squadron designations, re-designations, and deployments.). Aircraft Carrier Tactics of World War II There was a great transformation in aircraft carrier tactics beginning in August Although naval warfare naturally favors the attack, in just a short time new weapons and technology radically improved the power of the defense.

The Grumman F4F Wildcat was a fighter used by the US Navy during the early years of World War ng service inthe aircraft first saw combat with the Royal Navy which used the type under the name Martlet.

Japan began the Pacific War with two major technological advantages over the U.S. Navy: the much more reliable Long Lance torpedo, and the Mitsubishi A6M Zero carried-based fighter, a.

Now Carlo Demand, internationally known graphic artist, has rendered 46 planes of World War II especially for coloring. Among them, the "Enola Gay," the Japanese Zero used by kamikaze pilots, the German Komet jet fighter, and the spunky British spitfire that performed so valiantly in.

A single-seater fighter aircraft with machine guns in its wings for shooting down enemy aircraft in the skies. The Spitfire’s design continued to be developed during the Second World War to make it even faster and more powerful.

It became the most famous plane of the Second World War, particularly after its success in the Battle of Britain. Through World War II. The all-metal monoplane represented a huge increase in performance and firepower over the aircraft of World War I, and the effects were first seen in fighter tactics.

Air superiority. Airspeeds of the new fighters jumped to more than miles per hour, and some planes could operate at altitudes of 30, feet. Debates about fighter tactics in the Pacific for that first year must revolve around the allied efforts to bring the Zero to heel.

at the beginning Zeroes were achieving exchange rates well in excess of and contrary to many claims made, the f4f could not really cope with a properly trained pilot in a Zero.

The Night Witches didn’t have great planes, or superior bombs, or even very much support for their unit, but they nonetheless became one of the most remarkable fighting forces of World War II. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was spearheaded by one of the most dominant fighter planes in the Pacific: the ultra-light, extremely maneuverable Mitsubishi A6M "Zero." ().

World War II witnessed tremendous growth in the size of American military aviation, from about 2, airplanes to nearlyby the war’s end.

The Museum’s collection of 30 World War II-era American military aircraft ranges from propeller-driven trainers, fighters, flying boats, and bombers to the nation’s first generation of jet. Women in World War II took on a variety of roles. Some women embraced traditional positions as caretakers and homemakers.

Others explored new opportunities, from which women had been previously excluded. Nearly 19 million American women held jobs during World War II, out of which around 6 million entered the labor force as new female workers. The Heinkel He was the world's first true jet fighter. Developed by Ernst Heinkel, the aircraft built upon his earlier successes with the civilian He First flying inthe He proved superior to the piston-engine fighters then in use by the Luftwaffe.The Republic P Thunderbolt is a World War II-era fighter aircraft produced by the American aerospace company Republic Aviation from through Its primary armament was eightcaliber machine guns, and in the fighter-bomber ground-attack role it could carry five-inch rockets or a bomb load of 2, lb (1, kg).

When fully loaded, the P weighed up to eight tons, making it one.The Hunter Killers: The Extraordinary Story of the First Wild Weasels, the Band of Maverick Aviators Who Flew the Most Dangerous Missions of the Vietnam War Dan Hampton.

Morrow, $ (p) ISBN.