World: Tigers Prove It

The boys had heard a lot about the Japanese Nakajima plane Type O. The Japanese pursuit could do 300 m.p.h. and was highly maneuverable; it had great fuel capacity. Their own P-405 were of an early model, far from tops. They knew, too, they would be outnumbered: but it was up to them to prove a thesis that once had seemed beyond question: that man for man, plane for plane, anything labeled U.S.A. could whip anything labeled Made-in-Japan.

The demonstration took place in Rangoon. Part of the international volunteer air force had been assigned by the Chinese to hold an umbrella over...

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