Mitsubishi A6M2 Reisen 'Zeke' The Mitsubishi A6M 'Zeke' or 'Zero' was an
extremely effective carrierbased fighter. It flew in many colour schemes, many of
which were largely white. Mitsubishi J2M Raiden 'Jack' As a land-based
Author: Martin J. Dougherty
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Camouflage at War explores uniforms, military vehicles and buildings from World War I to the present day. From a dummy tank in North Africa in World War II to the different uniforms of Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front soldiers to zebra-striped dazzle ships in the north Atlantic to today s digital pixelated pattern uniforms used by US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, the book is a wide-ranging examination of the developments and wrong turns in military camouflage all around the world. Although this was military work, the inspiration often came from the natural world and the designers were civilian artists. As we move further into the 21st century, the use of camouflage is changing. Straightforward visual camouflage is less important for aircraft as they can be picked up by heat sensors, so the task becomes to create non-visual camouflage, deflect radar signals and reduce their signature. Today, technology is being developed to project live images on to bodies, so that they appear invisible. From uniforms to tanks, from ships to aircraft to military buildings disguised as civilian ones, the book is an expert account of how different countries have sought to hide their forces in plain view for the past century. Packed with 200 colour and black and white photographs and colour artworks, Camouflage at War is a fascinating exploration of how warfare has changed over the last hundred years.
The Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (Jack) entered service in 1943. After its problems had
been ironed out, it replaced the Zeke as the Japanese navy's chief fighter.
Introduced as an interceptor, the Jack was powered by an 1,800-hp radial engine
Author: Stanley Sandler
Stanley Sandler, one of America's most respected and best-known military historians, has brought together over 300 entries by some 200 specialists in the field to create the first encyclopedia specifically devoted to the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Extending far beyond battles and hardware, the coverage ranges from high policy-making, grand strategy, and the significant persons and battles of the conflict, to the organization of the Allied and Japanese divisions, aircraft, armor, artillery, psychological warfare, warships, and the home fronts, covering the interactions of each topic along the way.
Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (“Jack”). The J2M Raiden—”Thunderbolt”— was code-
named “Jack” by the Allies and was the Imperial Japanese Navy's first fighter
expressly intended as a land-based interceptor. Like the army's Nakajima Ki-44
Author: Alan Axelrod
Publisher: H W Fowler
Provides over seven hundred entries about the second World War discussing the biographies of key figures, maps and explanations of decisive battles, and the military, historical, political, and diplomatic aspects of the war.
Mitsubishi. J2M. “Jack”. During the fall of 1944, USAAF bomber units reported
spotting a new single-engined IJNAF ... This aircraft was subsequently identified
as the Mitsubishi J2M Raiden, which was given the Allied codename of “Jack.
Author: Mark Chambers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
In the Pacific War's early years, Japanese air power was dominant. The only way for the Allies to defeat their enemy was to know it. This made the task of maintaining productive intelligence gathering efforts on Japan imperative. Establishing Technical Air Intelligence Units in the Pacific Theatre and the Technical Air Intelligence Center in Washington DC, the Allies were able to begin to reveal the secrets of Japanese air power through extensive flight testing and evaluation of captured enemy aircraft and equipment. These provided an illuminating perspective on Japanese aircraft and aerial weapon design philosophy and manufacturing practice. Fully illustrated throughout with a wealth of previously unpublished photographs, Mark Chambers explores Allied efforts to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of Japanese air power during the war years, and how this intelligence helped them achieve victory in the Pacific.
The Japanese Army Air Force's Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki (Devil Queller) or Tojo,
after Japan's wartime prime minister, and the Navy's Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (
Thunderbolt) or Jack were purpose-built interceptors whose design, much to the
Author: Jonathan Glancey
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Updated edition to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. It is difficult to overestimate the excitement that accompanied the birth of the Spitfire. An aircraft imbued with balletic grace and extraordinary versatility, it was powered by a piston engine and a propeller, yet came tantalisingly close to breaking the sound barrier. First flown in 1936, the Spitfire soon came to symbolize Britain's defiance of Nazi Germany in the summer of 1940. Spitfire: The Biography is a celebration of a great British invention, of the men and women who flew it and supported its development, and of the industry that manufactured both the aircraft and the Rolls-Royce engines that powered it. It is also about the ways in which the sight, sound and fury of this lithe and legendary fighter continue to stir the public imagination worldwide more than eighty years on.
Mitsubishi J2M Raiden ' Jack ' - Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet. Japan March 1942
M These J2Ms were pictured at Atsugi Airfield near Tokyo on 28 August 1945.
Propellers and engine parts were removed to prevent unauthorised flights .
Author: Jim Winchester
Publisher: Crowood Press
A guide to the most famous fighter aircraft of the 20th century. It includes examples from around the world in chronological order so that the best of every period can be compared, from triplanes to supersonic interceptors. Specifications give powerplants, dimensions, performance and armament.
A comprehensive directory of the aircraft that saw service during WWII, with over 300 entries covering the fighters, bombers, reconnaissance and strike aircraft, trainers and transports built in some 15 nations around the world. Entries list: country of origin; aircraft type; powerplants; dimensions; weights; armament; performance; operators; production; and history of each featured aircraft. Sftbd., 8 1/2"x 11", 176 pgs., 322 bandw ill.
Here is a fully illustrated reference book on all types of military and support aircraft, as well as commercial and private aircraft of the past and present. Informative text explains their histories, merits, unusual features, and gives performance data for each.
Author: Michael John Haddrick TaylorPublish On: 1980
Power was provided by two 1,140 kW ( 1,530 hp ) Mitsubishi J2M Raiden ( Japan
) Known to the Mitsubishi Kasei engines . It was while flying in a Allies as Jack ,
the Raiden ( Thunderbolt ) was a G4M1 that the Japanese naval Commander in ...
The Mitsubishi J2M Raiden ( thunderbolt ) was a departure from earlier Japanese
fighter specifications for ... 1944 , receiving the ahead on a copy , with army
designation Kiswitched to the J2M3 Raiden 21 with four Allied codename Jack .
A FORMATION OF MITSUBISHI G3M3 WITH DORSAL TURRETS EXTENDED .
... The navy , which controlled its own fighter forces , contributed the Kawanishi
N1K1 - J Shiden , the Mitsubishi A6M Reisen ( Zeke ) and the J2M Raiden ( Jack
Author: Donald Nijboer
Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press
Through Patterson's remarkable photography and Nijboer's interviews with veterans, "Gunner" allows readers to imagine what it must have been like to be an air gunner in the Second World War. 150 color photos plus historical b&w photos.
JACK : Mitsubishi J2M - 3 Raiden Designed as a single - seat shore - based
interceptor fighter at the same time as the Zero , the Jack had so many teething
troubles that it only entered service in small numbers . Max speed : 371 mph .
Mitsubishi J2M Raiden Mitsubishi Ki - 46 - III Kai Mitsubishi Ki - 109. LEFT : This
J2M had clearly seen better days . ... Codenamed “ Jack ” by the Allies , the
Raiden played a key role in the defence of the Japanese homeland in the closing
Author: Francis Crosby
Category: Fighter planes
A Handbook of Fighter Aircraft An illustrated A-Z catalog of over 170 aircraft, including early planes used in World War I, fighters from the inter-war years and World War II, and the highly powerful supersonic jet aircraft of today A guide to the different type of weapons used in air combat: machine-guns, cannons, rockets, and missiles Specification boxes for each aircraft provide at-a-glance information about the planes' country of origin, first flight, power, armament, size, weights, and performance Features color and black and white photographs from the Imperial War Museum Photograph Archive, many never previously published Includes facts and anecdotes about battles and fighter aces, and a glossary explaining aviation terms and abbreviations.
Only the Navy could command and control its own fighter fleets , which included
the Kawanishi NIK1 - J Shiden ( George ) , with poor altitude performance ; the Mitsubishi A6M Reisen ( Zeke ) series , and the J2M Raiden ( Jack ) , the latter an
... US test reports spoke of its ' splendid 31 Mitsubishi J2M Raiden climbing
performance'and ' fine con( Thunderbolt ) trollability ' . ... The below specification ,
the landing Raiden ( Allied code name ' Jack ' ) gear retraction mechanism un
... of the war , and post - war US test reports spoke of its ' splendid 31 Mitsubishi J2M Raiden climbing performance ' and ' fine con( Thunderbolt ) trollability ' . The
design ... The below specification , the landing Raiden ( Allied code name ' Jack ...