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Axis suicide squads : German and Japanese secret projects of the Second World War / Justo Miranda.

By: Miranda, Justo [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Stroud : Fonthill Media, 2016Description: 224 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781781555651; 1781555656.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany | World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan | World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, German | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German | World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, Japanese | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Japanese | Kamikaze airplanesDDC classification: 940.54850943
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

During the Second World War both Germany and Japan developed several types of anti-aircraft and anti-ship missiles. Unfortunately for them, the Allies were technologically superior in electronic warfare by mid-1944, just in time to interfere the guidance systems of first generation. The Japanese thought to have found the tactic to stop the invasion fleets, with the ritual of the terminal dive bombing. The Germans adapted their Sturmjäger squadrons to the Taran tactics learnt from the Soviets. Once the radio frequency war was lost, the Axis scientists tried to develop other control techniques. But the acoustic, electrostatic and infrared sensors, together with the TV guidance system, were not ready on time and broken cables made the wire guided bombs frequently fail. Both countries began to design ramming fighters and suicide bombers when the futile devastation of their cities by the Allies bombers ensured that, when the time comes, there would not be lack of volunteer pilots. But this book is just about machines, depicting all known designs of all Axis suicide airplanes and panic fighters.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction: Aerial Ramming (p. 7)
  • 1 German Rammers (p. 15)
  • Rammkommando Elbe (p. 15)
  • Messerschmitt Bf 109 Rammings (p. 20)
  • Messerschmitt Bf 110 Rammings (p. 21)
  • Messerschmitt Me 410 Rammings (p. 21)
  • Messerschmitt Me 262 Rammings (p. 21)
  • Sturmjägern (p. 21)
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Rammings (p. 27)
  • Armament of the Focke-Wult Fw 190 (p. 27)
  • Totaleinsatz (p. 28)
  • Bachem-Manned Rocket (p. 29)
  • Blohm und Voss BV 40 (p. 30)
  • Blohm und Voss/Stöckel Rammschussjäger (p. 36)
  • Daimler-Benz Schnellbomberträger (p. 42)
  • DFS Menschengesteuerte Bombe (p. 50)
  • DFS/Lippisch Bombensegler (p. 52)
  • DFS Eber (p. 54)
  • DVL Jagdsegler (p. 58)
  • Parasite Fighter (p. 60)
  • Anti-ship Bomber (p. 61)
  • Dive Bomber (p. 62)
  • Fieseler Fi 103 Reichenberg (p. 62)
  • Focke- Wulf Sprengstoffträger (p. 71)
  • Focke- Wulf Rammjäger (p. 77)
  • Gotha P.54 Rammer (p. 79)
  • Gotha P.55 (p. 80)
  • Gotha P.56 and P.57 (p. 85)
  • Lippisch Rammer (p. 85)
  • Messerschmitt Me 328 (p. 87)
  • Me 328A-2 (15 December 1942) (p. 90)
  • Me 328A-3 (15 December 1942) (p. 91)
  • Me 328B-0 (15 December 1942) (p. 92)
  • Me 328B-1 (15 December 1942) (p. 92)
  • Me 328B-2 (p. 93)
  • Me 328B-3 (p. 93)
  • Me 328S.O. (p. 94)
  • Me P. 1079/17 (3 July 1942) (p. 96)
  • Me P.1079/17 (7 July 1942) (p. 97)
  • Submarine-Launched Variants (p. 98)
  • Emergency Fighters (p. 101)
  • Messerschmitt P.1103 and P.1104 (p. 102)
  • Me P.1103 Entwurf XII-283 (12 September 1944) (p. 102)
  • Me P.1104 Entwurf XVIII-118 (22 September 1944) (p. 103)
  • Me P.1104-S53 Entwurf XVIII-125 (10 August 1944) (p. 103)
  • Zeppelin Rammer (p. 106)
  • 2 IJA Suicide Aeroplanes (p. 110)
  • Tachikawa Ki-9 Spruce (p. 110)
  • Mitsubishi Ki-21 Sally (p. 110)
  • Nakajima Ki-27 Nate (p. 113)
  • Tachikawa Ki-36/Ki-55 Ida (p. 114)
  • Nakajima Ki-43 Oscar (p. 114)
  • Nakajima Ki-44 Tojo (p. 120)
  • Kawasaki Ki-45 Nick (p. 123)
  • Mitsubishi Ki-46 Dinah (p. 127)
  • Kawasaki Ki-48 Lily (p. 130)
  • Nakajima Ki-49 Helen (p. 132)
  • Mitsubishi Ki-51 Sonia (p. 133)
  • Tachikawa Ki-54 Hickory (p. 134)
  • Mitsubishi Ki-57 Topsy (p. 134)
  • Kawasaki Ki-61/Ki-100 Tony (p. 135)
  • Mitsubishi Ki-67/Ki-167 Peggy (p. 137)
  • Ki-79 2 Koren (p. 140)
  • Nakajima Ki-84 Frank (p. 141)
  • Mizuyama Ta-Go (p. 142)
  • Kokusai Ki-86 Cypress (p. 143)
  • Showa L2D (p. 143)
  • 3 IJN Suicide Aeroplanes (p. 144)
  • Aichi D1A2 Susie (p. 144)
  • Aichi D3A Val (p. 144)
  • Aichi E13A Jake (p. 145)
  • Aichi M6A1 Seiran (p. 145)
  • Kawanishi E7K2 Alf (p. 147)
  • Kugisho D5Y1 Miojo (p. 147)
  • Kyushu K11 W Shiragiku (p. 149)
  • Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude (p. 149)
  • Mitsubishi A6M Zero (p. 149)
  • Mitsubishi F1M2 Pete (p. 155)
  • Nakajima B5N Kate (p. 155)
  • Nakajima C6N Saiun (p. 155)
  • Nakajima J1N1 Irving (p. 157)
  • Yokosuka K5Y1 Willow (p. 158)
  • Yokosuka P1Y1 Frances (p. 159)
  • 4 Kokoku Heiki (p. 161)
  • Kokoku Heiki Go. 1 (p. 161)
  • Kokoku Heiki Go. 2 (p. 178)
  • Kokoku Heiki Go. 3 (p. 211)
  • Bibliography (p. 220)