Due for publication on 1 September 2017 Japanese Anti-Submarine Aircraft in the Pacific War is a new Mushroom Model Publications White Series book by Ryusuke Ishiguro and Tadeusz Januszewski. This very welcome study of a little known but fascinating subject is by the well-respected researcher-author and talented artist duo responsible for previous Mushroom books on Japanese Special Attack Aircraft and the Kugisho E14 'Glen'. It is printed to A4 size and consists of 240 pages. More details to follow.
The Japanese Anti-Submarine aircraft of World War II are not well documented and this book is the first on the subject in the English language. Full technical details are provided for a wide selection of historic aircraft and their fascinating colour schemes are illustrated in specially commissioned profiles. The featured aircraft are: * Aichi E13A Reisu (Jake); * Aichi H9A; * Kawanishi E7K (Alf); * Kawanishi H6K (Mavis/Tillie); * Kawanishi H8K (Emily); * Mitsubishi G3M (Nell); * Mitsubishi G4M (Betty); * Nakajima B5N (Kate); * Nakajima B6N Tenzan (Jill); * Kyushu Q1W Tokai (Lorna); * Q1W1-K Tokai Ren; * Mitsubishi Q2M Taiyo; * Kyushu K11W Shiragiku; * Kyushu Q3W Nankai; * Kayaba Ka-Go; * Kokusai Ki-76 (Stella); * Kobeseiko Te-Go; * Mitsubishi Ki-51 (Sonia); * Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (Helen); * Tachikawa Ki-36 (Ida); * Tachikawa Ki-54 (Hickory)."
Image credits: © 2017 Mushroom Model Publications via Ryusuke Ishiguro