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Aircraft Model Special No.41

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This is a Japanese-language book or magazine about aircraft and/or aircraft modeling. Some Japanese aircraft books, such as the Aero Detail series contain complete English text as well. See the product description below for details.

Special Feature: Tank Busters

The Rise and Fall of Dedicated Anti-tank Aircraft

In WWII, the tank was the cornerstone of land combat and an absolute mainstay weapon.

One of the weak points of tanks in general was the thinness of their upper surface armor, and it was believed that air and aircraft attacks were the most effective means of attacking this weak point.

Many modified aircraft equipped with large-caliber machine guns were built, and they are said to have been extremely effective.

The Cold War saw a remarkable evolution, as new helicopters were equipped with stability and maneuverability, and attack helicopters equipped with improved rockets and missiles were tasked to carry out their missions.

However, during the Cold War, under the strategy of nuclear weapons, the main fighter and attack aircraft were designed and developed accordingly, and close air support and ground attack were neglected.

The A-10 and Su-25 were born out of a renewed need for such aircraft based on the lessons of the war.

With the recent development of guided weapons and the full-scale operation of unmanned drone aircraft, will the "dedicated anti-tank aircraft" come to an end?

Aircraft Model Special No. 41 traces the lineage of "anti-tank aircraft" from the World War II era to the present day, with examples of representative models.

Format: B5 size, 128 pages


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