Rikugun: Guide to Japanese Ground Forces 1937-1945

Volume 2: Weapons of the Imperial Japanese Army & Navy Ground Forces

Leland Ness

Rikugun: Guide to Japanese Ground Forces 1937-1945" is the first nuts-and-bolts handbook to utilize both the voluminous raw allied intelligence documents and post-war Japanese documentation as primary sources. This second volume covers the armament of the ground forces.
Publication date:
October 2015
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Illustration :
320 b/w photos, 60 tables
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781909982758

Dimensions : 234 X 156 cm
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£29.95

Overview
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Rikugun: Guide to Japanese Ground Forces 1937-1945" is the first nuts-and-bolts handbook to utilize both the voluminous raw allied intelligence documents and post-war Japanese documentation as primary sources. This second volume covers the armament of the ground forces. It takes advantage not only of post-war Japanese research, but also the extensive technical intelligence efforts of the Allies near the end of the war, and the post-war investigations that have heretofore generally been ignored to provide a complete examination of wartime Japanese armament. The book is divided into twenty-three sections covering all categories including not only the standard arms, such as machine guns and coast artillery, but also more esoteric items such as bridging, chemical weapons and assault equipment. Each section provides both production and technical data, as well as a discussion of the unique characteristics of each weapon and its place in the force structure, accompanied by over 300 photographs and numerous data tables.

REVIEWS

This is the best reference on the subject I have seen to date. If you have any interest in the equipment used by the Japanese during WW2 then I suggest you check this one out. Well done to author Leland Ness for another excellent book to accompany his earlier Rikugun volume 1.
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