Kamikaze has 13 ratings and 1 review. Jonathan said: Good overview of various Japanese suicide weapons, as to be expected for the series a little light. History of Japanese weapons designed specifically for suicide attacks such as ohka glider bombs, shinyo motorboats, and kaiten human torpedoes. In Steven Zaloga’s Kamikaze: Japanese Special Attack Weapons , he focused on the machines used in the special attacks, which.

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First Lieutenant Fusata Iida’s plane had taken a hit and had started leaking fuel when he apparently used it to make a suicide attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe. The missions they carried out and their success or lack thereof is closely evaluated.

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Japanese Special Attack Weapons They viewed themselves as the last defense. Seafires were heavily involved in countering the kamikaze attacks during the Iwo Jima landings and beyond.

Kamikaze: Japanese Special Attack Weapons 1944–45

The kamikaze were escorted by other pilots whose function was to protect them en route to their destination and report on the results. All up, I found this book to be interesting and a useful introduction to Japanese kamikaze kamikwze. January 1, Imprint: There was no problem in getting pilots to volunteer for such duty.

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Kamikaze: Japanese Special Attack Weapons –45 by Steven J. Zaloga

These initially consisted of crude improvisations of conventional airc The destruction of much of the remainder of the Japanese fleet and its air arm in the later half of left the Japanese Home Islands vulnerable to attack by US naval and air forces. Captain Motoharu Okamurain charge of the Tateyama Base in Tokyoas well as the st Air Group Home, was, according to some sources, the first officer to officially propose kamikaze attack tactics.

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These initially consisted of crude improvisations of atyack aircraft fitted with high-explosive bombs that could be crashed into US warships. David Burchill marked it as to-read Apr 03, With his superiors, he arranged the first investigations into the plausibility and mechanisms of intentional suicide attacks on 15 June Jonathan Pieri added it Apr 29, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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This short 48 page book provides a description of Japan’s main kamikaze weapons of World War II along with an overview of how they performed. Ensign Weaposn Ohta had suggested that piloted glider bombscarried within range of targets by a mother plane, should be developed.

Badges and Uniforms of the Royal Air Force. It does give an unknown insight into what the Japanese were up to weapon their last desperate battle preparations but still the book gives us very preliminary account of what actually was going on within the inner circle kammikaze the Japanese military preparation for the ultimate mainland battle. Mark Essner marked it as to-read May 28, There will be no progress if flyers continue to die. From this manual, pilots were told to “attain a high level of spiritual training”, and to “keep [their] health in the very best condition”.

The two pages of Further Reading at the end list numerous sources Zaloga used in the kmaikaze preparation. In desperation, the Imperial Japanese Navy proposed using ‘special attack’ formations, or suicide attacks. He was promoted posthumously to Vice Admiral and was given official credit for making the first kamikaze attack.

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