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Japanese Naval Aviation Uniforms and Equipment 1937-45 by  Gary Nila - Paperback - 2002 - from Viceroy Books and

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Japanese Naval Aviation Uniforms and Equipment 1937-45

by Nila, Gary

Condition: As New

University Park, Illinois, U.S.A.: Osprey Pub Co, 2002. New book, 64 pages, ELI086. This long awaited title provides a fantastic reference resource on the uniforms, dress, flight gear and personal weaponry of the Imperial Japanese Navy airmen of World War II. It includes detailed descriptions of flight gear, including manufacture information, and interviews with IJN pilots such as Sakai, Komachi, Tanimizu, Kawato and Saito regarding the use of a variety of equipment are integrated into the text. Packed with great contemporary illustrations, photographs of original items, and colour pictures, this title provides a meticulously detailed examination of the dress and equipment of the Imperial Japanese Navy's aviators in World War II. Details Flight Helmets, Flight Goggles, Mufflers/Scarves, Flight Suits, Flight Boots, Floatvests, Gauntlets & Gloves, Parachute Harnesses, Flight clocks and watches, Flight insignia, Flight Calculators, Voicetalkers/Oxygen mask, Plotting boards, Personal weapons. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Younghusband, Bill. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Gary Nila is a former Los Angeles Police Officer and FBI Special Agent who now works as an investigator with Northrop Grumman Corp. Air Combat Systems. He has been a collector of World War II Japanese military uniforms and equipment for over 30 years, but specializes in researching and collecting Japanese naval flight equipment and dress. He has interviewed many former IJN pilots including Saburo Sakai, Sudamu Komaichi, and Masajiro Kawato. Gary lives in Lakewood, California.


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