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by Rikyu Watanabe,Bill Sweetman

  • ISBN: 0517548542
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Rikyu Watanabe,Bill Sweetman
  • Subcategory: Literary
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Crown and Random House Value; First Edition edition (September 24, 1984)
  • Pages: 48 pages
  • FB2 size: 1552 kb
  • EPUB size: 1108 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 437
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Rikyu Watanabe is the artist; every drawing clear and delicate as if captured in a hologram. In the electronic war, the Mosquito carried predecessors of the Electronic Warfare devices (EW) still used by warplanes today.

Rikyu Watanabe is the artist; every drawing clear and delicate as if captured in a hologram. All were outstanding artwork.

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Mosquito : WWII C. by Bill Sweetman and Rikyu Watanabe.

Beautiful illustrations and cut-aways of this classic aircraft. Mosquito : WWII C. Beautiful illustrations and cut-aways of this classic aircraft.

The book's frontispiece is a map showing eighteen towns and cities in whose regions the attacks took place - several of these had more than one visit by the squadrons. Sweetman, Bill and Rikyu Watanabe. It contains a commendation of the skill and high courage of the aircrews by Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris, referring to attacks on targets of first importance to the German war effort. London: Jane's Publishing Company Lt. 1981.

Manchester, UK: Crécy Books Ltd, 1995. Simons, Graham M. Mosquito: The Original Multi-Role Combat Aircraft.

Illustrator: Watanabe, Rikyu. ISBN/EAN: 9780710601315.

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Traces the development of the unconventional, light British bomber, describes its technical specifications, and recounts its flight record during World War II
Reviews about Mosquito (5):
Nidora
I became familiar with this airplane while watching a PBS program about innovative designs.
After learning the history of its development, I wanted some more information. This is truly
a unique design. The illustrations are well worth the price of the book. Anyone interested in
the battle of Britain or old airplanes should just buy the book, while copies are still available.
Monam
A nice short story - lavishly illustrated - of the premier multi-role combat aircraft of World War 2, made primarily of the original, naturally-occurring composite material -- wood. Watanabe's artwork is magnificent. The book arrived long before the estimated delivery time, and is the exact condition described -- very good. What's not to like?
Ximathewi
as advertised perfect
Marilbine
Excellent book with excellent illustrations, photographes and dialogue about this fabulous aircraft. The book provides detailed information on each specific model and includes many facts that were unknown to me. Highly recommended.
Llallayue
In the 1980s, Jane's of London [succeeded by Wing & Anchor Press] initiated an art project. It teamed great writers and a magician of light and shadow to profile famous WW II airplanes- of which there were more than a few- while telling combat episodes of their pilots. Text is factual and crisp, development followed by operational introduction then operational history. Rikyu Watanabe is the artist; every drawing clear and delicate as if captured in a hologram. All were outstanding artwork. Simply look at the highlites on those foldouts!
Hang a pair of Spitfire engines on a lightweight composite (in this case, wood) airplane and what do you get? A scourge of Germany. Do not make the mistake of thinking a wooden warplane might be weak- Mosquitos carried 4,000 lb bombs as far as Berlin (and sometimes twice in a night). De Havillands built upon their pre-war racers, imagining unarmed bombers whose defense was speed instead of turrets. Contrasted with the heavies used in Bomber Command, they were faster, crewed by two instead of seven, had half as many engines, better than double the fuel mileage, and had lower loss rate, even if they carried just 1/3 the bombload.
Some received the latest engines, allowing them to perform as high-flying leaders following radio beams from England. When the equipment indicated, the Pathfinder's flarebombs would drop serving as aiming points for following Mainforce heavies. In the electronic war, the Mosquito carried predecessors of the Electronic Warfare devices (EW) still used by warplanes today.
While not available in quantities to meet all demands, they became a significant nuisance to the Reich; knowing that Goering planned a speech 30 January 1943, Mosquitos raided the city, forcing everyone into bomb shelters. In fact, their appearance on any night was enough to keep sizable numbers awake and sheltering- wondering 'why Goering could not protect against a mosquito?'
A versatile platform, others proved excellent nightfighters, rocket toting fighter-bombers, photo ships and even carried a 57 mm cannon for ship-busting. They adapted to many roles not originally envisioned by planners, but undoubtedly helped win WW II.
See sideviews and details on pages 10-16. There are great comparison drawings on pages 26-32, and their cockpits on p.39.
Other Mosquito books: Achtung! Moskito!: RAF and USAAF Mosquito Fighters, Fighter-Bombers, and Bombers over the Third Reich 1941-1945,Night Flyer: The Success Story of RAF 100 Group, Mosquitos over the German Night Fighters (Fighter Pilots),The strike wings: Special anti-shipping squadrons, 1942-1945.

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