Japanese fighter Attack to the B-29 Superfortress bomber

Japanese fighter Attack of the B-29 Superfortress bomber

Desperate attack Japanese Ki-46 «Dinah» fighter aircraft to the US B-29 Superfortress Bomber (29th Bomb Group, 20th Air Force) over the Marianas in 1945.

The US air raids in the Japanese cities participated to 600 bombers and more.
For example, in an air raid in August 2, 1945 was attended by 855 bombers, each carrying up to 7.6 tons of bombs.
To protect the Japanese metropolis managed to collect 192 different types of aircraft of the Imperial Fleet section rates.
Army had about 200 fighters for the defense. Of these, approximately 110 were in the Tokyo area, 60 in the Southern Kyushu and Osaka 30 protected.
Onboard weapons each B-29 is 3-4 times superior to any Japanese fighter on the number of guns, so every attack Japanese fighters to the armada of B-29 “Superfortress” turned to the Japanese in suicidal carnage.
In this regard, the number of aircraft to protect the Japanese cities of melting at a tremendous speed, and replenish the fleet of the Japanese was nothing.

 

Time taken: 1945

In : 1945

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