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Tvrdi
10-04-2004, 01:08 PM
"Iwamoto Tetsuzo (1917-1955) who was a top ace of IJN became famous as a commander pilot rather than fighter pilot.
Most pilots of the zero fighter of IJN loves TNG. So in later part of pacific war, zero fighter can not battle with F6F or F4U.
Iwamoto did not command as TNG. He always selected BNZ with Zero.
Zero is not good at dive and BNZ, but Iwamoto`s excelent technic and KnowHow was used to bring his squadron to the best position for BNZ-ing.
He fighted in every hard sorty in Lavaurl after Sasai, Sakai and Oota had gone.
Only Nishizawa fight with Iwamoto at Lavaul air.
Right side of Iwamoto's ZERO was painted with Pink with his Score mark.(His soore mark is cherry blossam)
He had gone to "Tengoku" at 1955 because of the sick. After he died, his wife found his note what all sorty and episode was written from 1939-1945.
The note is published and a lot of people can know his great tactics and great plane control technics now."



do u know where we can buy his book?

Tvrdi
10-04-2004, 01:08 PM
"Iwamoto Tetsuzo (1917-1955) who was a top ace of IJN became famous as a commander pilot rather than fighter pilot.
Most pilots of the zero fighter of IJN loves TNG. So in later part of pacific war, zero fighter can not battle with F6F or F4U.
Iwamoto did not command as TNG. He always selected BNZ with Zero.
Zero is not good at dive and BNZ, but Iwamoto`s excelent technic and KnowHow was used to bring his squadron to the best position for BNZ-ing.
He fighted in every hard sorty in Lavaurl after Sasai, Sakai and Oota had gone.
Only Nishizawa fight with Iwamoto at Lavaul air.
Right side of Iwamoto's ZERO was painted with Pink with his Score mark.(His soore mark is cherry blossam)
He had gone to "Tengoku" at 1955 because of the sick. After he died, his wife found his note what all sorty and episode was written from 1939-1945.
The note is published and a lot of people can know his great tactics and great plane control technics now."



do u know where we can buy his book?

VW-IceFire
10-04-2004, 02:14 PM
So...how do you boom and zoom with a Zero. I think I know how but its rather clumsy at higher speeds so its a tough proposition.

Wseivelod
10-04-2004, 02:19 PM
Iwamoto's book, though informative, is also somewhat faulty when it comes to his kill claims. Even though he credit's himself with 200 (-/+) kills, he himself admits that the numbers are faulty because personal tally's weren't officially kept. Also, he says that he shot at 200 planes, and he saw them smoke, but he doesn't nessicarily know if they all went down.

Once again, that was paraphrased.



Japanese Aces of World War II is a pretty good book on the matter. I believe it is published by Osprey.