The poignant history of the WWII Japanese rocket fighter Shusui (the literal meaning is "autumn water," but the figurative meaning is most often translated as "sword stroke"). This is the story of the men of the IJN 312th Air Wing and the attempts to develop a rocket fighter based on the German Me 163 Komet, needed to intercept the B-29s that were bombing the Japanese mainland with impunity towards the end of the war. Full of great color and b&w photos, charts, and illustrations. The minimal main text in this hardcover is in Japanese, but all captions are translated into English (by HLJ staffer Brian Keaney). Also includes an amazing DVD (a multi-region DVD player may be needed to view it outside Japan) featuring beautifully rendered CGI re-enactments of the first and only Shusui test flight, and an exciting hypothetical Shusui scramble and attack on a group of B-29s.
Format : 15x21
Pages number : 138
Pictures number : 221
Language : Japanese
Color profiles : 2
Author : Kazuya Shibata
Publishing : MODEL GRAFIX N° 22889
ISBN : There is no information on the ISBN
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