Featuring the same eclectic mix as its stablemate, the monthly Maru (see above), this publication has no colour section but provides in part some great pictures on glossy paper and a wealth of information on air campaigns, Japanese World War II air operations etc. What the bulk of the photographic coverage, of necessity, occasionally lacks in quality it more than makes up for in rarity value – in fact it could even be argued that combining grainy pictures with its rougher quality paper adds to its “time warp” factor. Sadly, although it would be of great source of both interest and information to Western readers, no English digest is supplied.
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