Osprey Publishing ACE8 Corsair Aces of World War 2

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The speed with which the Corsair was rushed into service as a land-based
fighter obliged the pilots to learn on the job. The aircraft soon proved to
be superior to the Japanese Zero and played a major part in the destruction
of Japan's elite air forces in the South Pacific. Later, in an effort to
counter the Kamikaze threat, the Corsair was once again hurriedly pressed
into service; this time in its originally intended role as a shipboard
fighter. This versatile aircraft saw service with the US Navy and Marines,
the British Fleet Air Arm and the RNZAF. Most of the 4FU pilots who recount
their experiences within these pages considered it to be the best all-round
fighter in the Pacific theatre.


Mark Styling is better known to readers of the Aircraft of the Aces and
Combat Aircraft series as the profile artist for such titles as Hellcat Aces
of World War 2, Japanese Army Air Force Aces 1937-45 and P-61 Units of World
War 2. A full-time commercial artist, Mark works from his home in the East
London suburb of Hackney.Arguably the finest profile artist in the business,
John Weal's love of German aircraft makes his work a treat for students of
the subject. He has written several Aces volumes, and two books on the JU 87
in the companion series Combat Aircraft.


Guadalcanal Debut

More F4Us Arrive

Tororkina and Munda

The 'Black Sheep' Squadron

US Navy Corsairs

Success in the South West

British Corsairs

The Central Pacific


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