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Fire from the Sky: Surviving the Kamikaze Threat

Fire from the Sky: Surviving the Kamikaze Threat
Мы: Robert C. Stern
Название: Fire from the Sky: Surviving the Kamikaze Threat
Издательство: Seaforth Publishing
Година: 2010
Формат: EPUB
Страниц: 400
Размер: 32 Mb
Язык: English

By late 1944 the war in the Pacific had turned decisively against the Japanese, and overwhelming allied forces began to close in on the home islands. At this point Japan unveiled a terrifying new tactic: the suicide attack, or Kamikaze, named after the Divine Wind which had once before, in medieval times, saved Japan from invasion. Intentionally crashing bomb-laden aircraft into Allied warships, these piloted guided missiles at first seemed unstoppable, calling into question the naval strategy on which the whole war effort was based.

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