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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Precious aviation fuel would be saved, as aircraft need to be given only enough for going out and if no enemy ships were found coming back. Lists with This Book.

IS-2 Heavy Tank — A Foreign Office official named Toshikazu Kase said: The Japanese Army also carried out many aerial special attacks but used other names mainly Shinbu during the Battle of Okinawaand both the Navy and Army had a variety of other special attack weapons not named Kamikaze. That unit had only 40 aircraft: The Japanese lost over carrier-based planes and pilots in the Battle of the Philippine Sea, effectively putting an end to their carriers’ potency.


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Paperback48 pages. Blossoms in the Wind: In line with this focus on kamikaze weapons, Zaloga doesn’t really discuss topics such as the mindset which led to the adoption of suicide tactics japanesf the experiences of the men involved in the suicide units.

Gordon says that the Warners and Seno included ten ships that did not sink. The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, — There is no other way. These initially consisted of crude improvisations of conventional aircraft fitted with high-explosive bombs that could be crashed into US warships.

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M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer — See if you have enough points for this item. Skyvivey marked it as to-read Oct 04, Before the formation of kamikaze units, pilots had made deliberate crashes as a kamikazw resort when their planes had suffered severe damage and they did not want to risk being captured, or wanted to do as much damage to the enemy as possible, since they were crashing anyway.


Kamikaze: Japanese Special Attack Weapons

Tragic Heroes in the History of Japanpp. The Mammoth Book of Fighter Pilots. The Pacific Historical Review. These initially consisted of crude improvisations of conventional aircraft fitted with high-explosive bombs that could be crashed into US warships. Open Preview See a Problem? Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Pilots carried prayers from their families and were given military decorations. The Bombshell Before Roswell. Retrieved 15 August Companion to the Red Army Even the Japanese didn’t expect to take such an extrme measure. The Life and Death of the Kamikazes.

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Kamikaze aircraft were most effective in conditions of reduced visibility, mist, twilight, and the like. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. This book begins by examining the initial kamikaze aircraft attacks, but the focus of the book is on the dedicated special attack weapons developed inja;anese the Ohka, a rocket-powered guided missile and the Kaiten man-guided torpedo submarines.