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Japanese Aero-Engines 1910-1945

Others • 2017
AuthorsMike Goodwin, Peter Starkings
ISBN978-8365281326
Release date2017-03-01
SeriesOthers
Cat. No.Others 11
CategoryAvailable CategoryDostępne
FormatA4, 216 pages
Price145.00 PLN Price30.00 GBP

In this book the authors have endeavoured to remedy a notable lack of comprehensive coverage on this specialist subject. The development of all the many engines produced by Japanese aero-engine manufacturing companies from 1912 to 1945 is explored in detail, including a full explanation of the different systems used to identify them. Furthermore, the developments are related to the aircraft in which the various engines were used, including prototypes, flying test-beds, and changes in the make or type of engine during an aircraft's operational service.

Aircraft evolution in Japan is viewed in snapshots as it happened from the aero-engine aspect and not from the complete aircraft aspect as is featured in most publications. Also, in order to illustrate the industrial background, the origin and development of each of the aero-engine manufacturing companies is also outlined briefly.

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  • /www.aviationofjapan.com • 2017-04-05

    Japanese Aero Engines 1910-1945

    It is a delight to see this part work series on Japanese Aero-Engines by the late Mike Goodwin re-published as a quality mainstream hard cover book through the good offices and effort of Peter Starkings, the former Editor of the IPMS (UK) Japanese Aviation Special Interest Group journal 'JAS Jottings' in which the original series first appeared from 2001-2007. I fully expect this book to be the definitive English-language reference on this subject for many years to come, if not forever. It provides not just a thorough account of aero engine manufacture in Japan but a fascinating journey through the development of Japanese aviation manufacturers in general, standing as a "dip in" reference work as well as a rewarding read from cover to cover. This re-published work by MMP Books has been revised, considerably expanded and also enhanced by a generous selection of well-reproduced photographs, many of which will be useful to super detailers, especially those who like to work in the larger scales.
    The contents of the 216-page book are as follows:-
    Introduction and Overview
    1. The Early Years  
    2. Aero-Engine Designation Systems
    3. Minor Manufacturers
    4. Aichi and Kawasaki Aero-Engines
    5. Gasuden/Hitachi Aero-Engines
    6. Hiro and Yokosuka Aero-Engines
    7. Mitsubishi Aero-Engines Part 1 - Pre-Pacific War
    8. Mitsubishi Aero-Engines Part 2 - Pacific War Period
    9. Nakajima Aero-Engines Part 1 - Pre-Pacific War
    10. Mitsubishi Aero-Engines Part 2 - Pacific War Period
    11. Jet Aero-Engines
    Appendices
    All in all this book is a superb reference and a testimony to the dedication and hard work of both Mike Goodwin and Peter Starkings. Very highly recommended, it is available from MMP Books and via Amazon
    Image credit: Book cover design © 2017 MMP Books

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