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08-27-2010, 05:44 PM
I have a few questions concerning some books I'd like to get....

I need some books on Japanese equipment, two books on amazon look quite similar.
Could someone tell me which is better? :confused:

1. Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War [Hardcover]
Rene J. Francillon (Author)
2. Japanese Aircraft, 1910-1941 (Putnam Aeronautical Books) [Hardcover]
Robert Mikesh (Author), Shorzoe Abe (Author)

and how can I get a copy of the Japanese magazine J-Tank.


08-27-2010, 09:00 PM
Rene Francillon did a fair amount of research, but some of his captions are questionable as to identity of the aircraft the pic may show.
The Mikesh/Abe book almost stops where the topic begins to get interesting.

Regards, Uyraell.

08-28-2010, 10:12 AM
That's intresting but still which one would have the most reliable information. I'm guessing Rene Francillon.

Thanks again

08-29-2010, 10:42 PM
Francillon will be adequate for most research.
I'd suggest the relevant Aero Series Publications monographs for detailed research-in-depth. These date from the late 1960's through to the late 1970's in publication dates.

You are very welcome to the information, I hope it is helpful.

Kind Regards, Uyraell.

08-30-2010, 07:06 PM
Thanks a bunch and I will have a look at those Aero Series Publications (I may have some of them).

08-30-2010, 11:36 PM
You're most welcome.:)
Good Luck with your research.

Kind Regards, Uyraell.