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Offline Hikoki1946

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This book, to be released this coming Fall from Ian Allan Publishing, will continue their x-plane series, taking it into the realm of Japanese experimental aircraft. Page count will be over 144 pages, hard cover.

Content in the book include:

Kawasaki Ki-64
Kawasaki Ki-88
Kawasaki Ki-91
Kawasaki Ki-94-I
Kawasaki Ki-94-II
Kayaba Katsuodori
Kokusai Ta-Go
Maeda Ku-6
Manshu Ki-98
Mitsubishi Ki-73
Nakajima Ki-87
Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi
Nakajima Ki-201 Karyu
Rikugun Ki-93
Rikugun Ki-202
Rikugun Kogiken series
Tachikawa Ki-74
"Tachikawa Ki-162" and other IJA jet projects

IJN:

Kawanishi Baika
Kawanishi H11K Soku
Kawanishi K-200
Kugisho MXY6
Kugisho MXY7 Oka
Kugisho MXY8/9 Akigusa/Shuka
Kugisho High Speed Projects
Kugisho R2Y Keiun
Kugisho Tenga
Kyushu J7W Shinden
Mitsubishi G7M Taizan
Mitsubishi J4M Senden
Mitsubishi J8M Syusui
Mitsubishi-Payen Pa.400/Suzukaze 20
Mizuno Shinryu II
Nakajima Kitsuka
Nakajima Fugaku

Other Aircraft:

S-31 Kurowashi
Mitsubishi T.K.4 Type 0
Nakajima AT27
T.K.19

Weapon Systems:

Funryu missile series
I-Go missile series
Special Bombs and other munitions
Fu-Go balloon bomb

Art comes from talents such as Peter Allen, Kelcey Faulkner, Muneo Hosaka, Gino Marcomini, Ronnie Olsthoorn, and Daniel Uhr among some others.

The cover illustration was done by Ronnie Olsthoorn and can also be seen here:

http://www.digitalaviationart.com/jsp_cover_small.jpg

Hope you all keep an eye out for it if Japanese aviation is your thing.  ;D

Cheers,

Ed
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This is good news!


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Added to my wish list. Thanks for the info!

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Hi Ed,

it`s a long time since Hikoki 1946. I will buy the book, that`s for sure. Anything on the Kawanishi E11K1, K-60 and K-120 flying Boats? Cheers.
 

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It has, indeed. While some of the aircraft in the book are found on the site, the book information has been reviewed, researched, revised, and updated as required.

As for the E11K1, K-60, and K-120...because of the constraints on the book size, I had to make some hard choices as to what made it in and so those three Kawanishi designs lost out to the H11K and the K-200. In any case, the E11K1 was outside the date range, having been designed prior to 1939.

It is very likely that if this publication proves a success, a follow up will be done and those that didn't make the cut can get their chance.

Cheers,

Ed


Hi Ed,

it`s a long time since Hikoki 1946. I will buy the book, that`s for sure. Anything on the Kawanishi E11K1, K-60 and K-120 flying Boats? Cheers.
 

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Great to see this announced so soon, Ed!

It's been awhile since I produced some all-new "1946" stuff, let alone having a new front cover to my credit. This sure is a great 'come back'. Thanks for getting me on board with this excellent book project. I have been (and still am!) really enjoying doing artwork of these weird contraptions!  B)

Cheers,

Ronnie Olsthoorn


PS. Having lurked around this forum for a while, this is actually my first post, but definitely not the last. Great forum you guys got going here!
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This great news and long over do.

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I am very happy to see this surprising, wonderful good news. Thank you very much Edwin! 

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Re: Japanese Secret Projects:Experimental Aircraft of the IJA & IJN 1939-1945
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2009, 06:27:06 am »
Another excellent book in the process! Looks like it contains variety of interesting projects. Hikoki 46 intorduced me to most of the unknown Japanese projects a long time ago when I first became fascinated with 'Secret Projects'. With newer material and research it should be worth the price.

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Re: Japanese Secret Projects:Experimental Aircraft of the IJA & IJN 1939-1945
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2009, 12:51:56 pm »
Wow this is great!

Add it to my list too!

Any word on when they might do "American Secret Projects - Bombers"?
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Re: Japanese Secret Projects:Experimental Aircraft of the IJA & IJN 1939-1945
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2009, 05:40:31 am »
It's definitely on my wish list, very much looking forward to it! I've got all but the American fighter book at the moment and really like a lot of the Japanese designs. Just wondering if there are enough projects left for a second Japanese book?
And I wouldn't refuse a volume on Italian Projects too!

Paul Harrison