Mitsubishi J2m

Mitsubishi J2m

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Mitsubishi J2M Raiden was a single-engined land-based fighter aircraft used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service in World War II. The Allied reporting name was "Jack." The J2M was designed by Jiro Horikoshi, creator of the A6M Zero to meet the 14-Shi (14th year of the Showa reign, or 1939) official specification. It was to be a strictly local-defense interceptor, intended to counter the threat of high-altitude bomber raids, and thus relied on speed, climb performance, and armament at the expense of maneuverability. The J2M was a sleek, but stubby craft with its over-sized Mitsubishi Kasei engine buried behind a long cowling, cooled by an intake fan and connected to the propeller with a long extension shaft. Pilot visibility was poor, but a domed canopy introduced later in production partially alleviated this concern.show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135975579
  • 9786135975574