THORPE, Donald W.
Title: Japanese Army Air Force Camouflage and Markings World War II. Paperback.
Publisher:  Aero Publishers, Inc, Fallbrook, CA, 1968, ISBN:0816865876
Seller ID: 83099
THORPE, Donald W. Japanese Army Air Force Camouflage and Markings World WarII. With translations by Yasuo Oishi. Cover painting by Jack Leynnwood. Co lor and other drawings by the author. Based upon side view drawings by Lloyd S. Jones. Fallbrook, CA : Aero Publishers, Inc., (1968). Pp -202,(4),+color chart laid in. Illustrated. Large 8vo, illustrated white card covers . Contents : General Information (Introduction – JAAF Unit Structure – System of Nomenclature within the JAAF – KANA Symbols). Section One: General Camouflage and Finishes (Evolution of Camouflage – Camouflage Key (full color) – Five Basic Camouflage Schemes – Exterior Color Application – Training Aircraft; Experimental Aircraft – Surrender Aircraft - Interior Color Applications). Section Two: General Markings (Key to JAAF Aircraft Markings – Application of the Hinomaru, or National Insignia – Home Defense Markings - Anti-Glare Paneling - Operational Markings – Individual, Formation, and Position Markings – Spinners and Propellers – Command Stripes and panels - Information Markings -Victory or Kill Markings - Personal Marks and Symbols -Useof Numerals within the JAAF). Section Three: Unit Markings (Sentai Identif ication Practices – Unit Markings). Section Four: Aircraft in Profile (Aircraft in Profile -Aircraft Profile Color Section - Profiles). Section Five: Aircraft of the JAAF. Section Six: Appendices (Aircraft, by Camouflage Schemes – Camouflage Schemes, by Aircraft Types – Principal Aircraft of the JAAF and the Units in which they served – Principal Units of the JAAF – Principal Independent Chutais). Bookplate to first leaf, else very good. 50.00