Wednesday 1 February 2017

Japanese Anti-Submarine Aircraft in the Pacific War

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


Dan Salamone said...

This is fantastic news!


Unknown said...

What aircraft is on the cover? It looks like a Japanese Ju88!

Straggler 脱走兵 said...

Hi William

It's a Kyushu Q1W1 Tokai (東海 - Eastern Sea), Allied code name "Lorna", a specialist anti-submarine patrol aircraft. Fine Molds have a rather neat 1/72 kit for it.


David said...

Looking forward to this book. As a kid I loved the look of the Ju-88 and when I first learned about the Q1W years later I instantly felt the same love for her. Tbh I think she looks like the baby a Ju-88 and a Do-17 got - which certainly would explain her rather small dimensions :)
Hoping for a 1/48 representation someday.

Ronnie Olsthoorn said...

Great to hear it's nearing release!
I always loved the Q1W. Reminds me of a tadpole.


Ken Glass said...

Thanks for this notice, Nick.

Ken Glass