Tag Archives: IJA
Float Like a Butterfly, Sting like a Nerf Ball
They say it’s never a good idea to generalize. However, there are cases in which generalizations are not only fair and applicable, but also necessary. One such case is that of Japanese WWII Armour: generally, it sucked. It might have been good enough to take on Italy’s best, but that’s about it, and that’s saying […]
Build Here, Get Gas!
No matter how good the fighter, bomber or recon plane, it’s utterly useless without gas. That’s just one of the sad truths about aerial warfare. However, I don’t think enough of us stop to think how it gets that gas. We build kits of the planes we like, and since they don’t fly, we don’t […]
Improved? Yes. Enough? No.
The evolution of armoured warfare during the Second World War saw tanks evolve from lightly armed and armoured scouts and infantry supports to become massively armed and armoured battlefield titans. This was the case for most combatants’ tanks, at least. However, Japan’s requirements and particular war situation didn’t result in this. Thus, even their “Kai” […]