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This page covers model airplanes of the Japanese Military Aircraft, both fighters and Bombers of World War 2.

There are many Jap fighters and Jap bombers shown on this page.  The A6M Japanese Zeros  model airplanes of the Jap zeros showing Japanese airplanes at their best, the Jap zero was the most well know of all Japanese aircraft.

The World War 2 A6M Jap Zero is one of the most famous of the Japanese airplanes.  This Japanese zero military aircraft is one that attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec 7th, 1941.  This aircraft is one of the historic airplanes and would be a great addition to your historic airplane collections.  These Japanese airplanes out climbed, out gunned and out maneuvered the American fighter aircraft.  However, the Jap Zero was built to be very light and agile.

 To do this the design didn't include self sealing tanks, armor around the tanks, armor around the pilot or engine and didn't build the aircraft to withstand the maximum aerodynamic forces.  This made the Zeros very easy to shoot down, as many American Pilots attest.  One famous battle was the Marianas Turkey Shoot. 

Another famous Japanese aircraft was a bomber known as the Betty Bomber.  This was a medium, twin bomber used in many Japanese cap. Some planes were like the WW2 Japanese Jet Planes, the Baka Bomb.

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NAKAJIMA Ki-49 Donryu Type 100 Twin Engine "Helen" Models     

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A6M Japanese Zero, WW2 Fighter Aircraft

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    B5N2 "Kate"  
Ensign Taisuke Maruyama B5N2 Japanese WW2 Fighter Plane
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Nakajima B5N2 "Kate"
Japanese World War II  Maruyama's "Kate" torpedo bomber; a summary of his wartime exploits, which included action at Pearl Harbor, Midway, Guadalcanal and other famous battles
.  HA2001 Nakajima B5N2 Kate torpedo bomber Akagi Pearl Harbor Dec. 41

Japanese Nakajima B5N2 Kate Torpedo bomber used in the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7th, 1941When Japan entered WWII the B5N Kate was the standard torpedo bomber and sank more Allied ships than any other type of Japanese aircraft. B5N2’s played the main role in sinking the carrier Lexington at Coral Sea, Yorktown at Midway and Hornet at the Battle of Santa Cruz in October 1942. There were 1,150 B5N1 and B5N2 Torpedo Bombers produced but by 1944 the Kate had been replaced by the B6N “Jill”. The Kate ended its service being used for Kamikaze attacks leaving no surviving examples.

The actual attack on Pearl Harbor was commanded by Mitsuo Fuchida. His B5N2 Kate lead the way and at 0749 sent the coded signal “To, To, To” (Totsugeskiseyo - “charge”) to his 51 D3A dive bombers, 40 B5N torpedo bombers, 50 B5N high level bombers and 43 A6M fighters. At 0753 he sent the message Tora, Tora, Tora, back to the Japanese Fleet meaning the operation was successful. Fuchida remained on site to assess the damage from both attack waves and returned to the Akagi with 20 large anti-aircraft holes.

Hasegawa 1/48 Japanese Nakajima B5N2 Kate Type 97 Bomber

 

    B7A2  "Grace" 
Aichi B7A2 Bomber Ryusei Kai 752nd Japanese Bomber Aircraft

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Aichi B7A2 Ryusei-Kai Grace
The B7A2 was the largest and heaviest Japanese carrier-based attack aircraft to fly in World War II.

 

Imperial Japanese Navy carrier-capable, inverted gull wing, dive bomber and torpedo bomber. IJN aircraft: No 53 of the 752nd Naval Air Group at NAS Katori, Chiba Prefecture, May 1945; No 251 of the Yokosuka Naval Air Group at NAS Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, April 1945 and No 25 of the 752nd Naval Air Group at NAS Katori, Chiba Prefecture, April 1945

Fujimi 1:72 Aichi B7A2 'Ryuseikai' Model Kit

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Fujimi AICHI B7A1 SHOOTING STAR GRACE Japanese Carrier Bomber Fujimi AICHI B7A1 SHOOTING STAR "GRACE" Carrier Bomber Models

 

   Aichi D3A1 "Val"  
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Aichi D3A1 Val
IJN Aircraft Carrier Akagi, Pearl Harbor, December, 1941

The Aichi D3A1 "Val" diver-bomber that - crewed by pilot Gen Goto and radioman/gunner Michiji Utsugi off the Japanese carrier Akagi - was shot down east of Barber's Point by P-40B Tomahawk pilot 2nd Lt. Kenneth Taylor (his second victory of the day) during the December, 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.

Hasegawa JT56 AICHI D3A1 BOMBER(VAL) MIDWAY ISLANDThe Val became the first aircraft to drop bombs on American targets at Pearl Harbor. Six squadrons of Vals participated in the attack, and succeeded in doing extensive damage to the U.S. battleships in the harbor. The Val proved to be an accurate and effective dive bomber in the opening stages of the Pacific War. It was as maneuverable as many fighters and proved this during dogfights with early allied Pacific fighters such as Wildcats. As allied fighter opposition developed, the Val soon proved to be a vulnerable opponent. Slow and poorly defended, the Val was obsolete by 1943. It did continue to serve, seeing service later as kamikaze weapon.

Airfix 1:72 Aichi D3A1 "Val"Aichi D3A1 Val
Houkoku (Patriotism Gift) 522, Pearl Harbor

The "Houkoku-522" - an Aichi Val dive-bomber presented to the Imperial Japanese Navy as a "Houkoku" (patriotism) gift purchased with donations from schoolgirls and other Japanese citizens - as it appeared when Yamakawa Shinsaku and Nakada Katsuzo flew it off the carrier Kaga for the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.

Aichi D3A1 "Val" Dive Bomber The Aichi D3A (Allied code name "Val") was a World War II dive bomber produced by the Aichi Company in Japan. It was the primary carrier-borne dive bomber in the Imperial
Japanese Navy (IJN) in the early stages of the war and participated in the almost all actions including Pearl Harbor.

Aichi D3A1 Type 99 1/48 KitThe Aichi dive bomber that flew from the Imperial Japanese Navy carrier Soryu during the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. It carried a 250kg bomb under the fuselage.

The Aichi was a carrier-borne bomber responsible for bombing the first targets at Pearl Harbor. Known as the Val to the Allies, the D3A1 had a tapered elliptical wing for aerodynamic efficiency.  The plane was built with a Kinsei 44 radial engine

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Japanese Aichi D3A1 "Val" Type 99 Aichi D3A1 "Val"
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Aviation Art Print
Tony Weddel. The Aichi Type 99 (codenamed "Val" by the Allies), a front-line Japanese dive-bomber, was piloted by dive-bomber crews, which were among the best in the world. Their proficiency in dive-bombing techniques gave them a fantastic "direct hit rate" of 82 percent effectiveness during naval action in the Indian Ocean. This painting portrays a Val from the Japanese carrier Soryu as its pilot lines up on a target at Pearl Harbor. 19"x 23" print.

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Haleiwa Scramble - Taylor Aichi D3A1 VAL Dive Bomber, Japanese Haleiwa Scramble - Taylor
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Dan Zoernig. Flying a P-40B Tomahawk of the 47th Fighter Squadron stationed at Haleiwa Field, 2nd Lt. Kenneth M. Taylor downs an Aichi D3A1 "Val" dive bomber en route to the Marine base at Ewa Field during Japan's December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Taylor and his squadron mate, 2nd Lt. George Welch, made two flights over Hawaii that day and were the first officially decorated U.S. heroes of World War II. Limited edition 13"x 19" print is signed and numbered by the artist.
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   Kugisho D4Y4 "Judy"  
Japanese Kugisho D4Y4 "Judy" Dive Bomber Model IJN Bomber Kugisho D4Y4 JUDY Models Here

The Imperial Japanese Navy's D4Y was one of the fastest dive-bombers of World War II. One of its variants, the D4Y4 Model 43, even served as a single seat kamikaze Special Strike Bomber.  Aichi Atsuta AE1P V12 piston engine.

Kugisho D4Y2-S "Judy" Suisei 12 fighter

 

AZ Models 1/72 Model Kit 73096 Kugisho D4Y2-S "Judy" Suisei 12 fighterFrom the Webmaster:  In looking at these two types of D4Y4 Japanese Fighters, they mention that it has a unique V-12 engine, but when you look at the pictures of the planes, you will see that it came with two versions of the fighter, one with the V-12 and the other with a Radial Engine.  So the descriptions from the manufacturers aren't always correct.

 

 

 

 

A Kamikaze airplane attacks the USS Laffey DD-724 Destroyer in WW2 D4Y4 "Judy" Aviation Art.

Trial by Fire
Aviation Art Print
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Tom Freeman. Despite being struck by four bombs and five kamikazes - four Aichi 3DA "Vals" and one D4Y4 "Judy" - off the coast of Okinawa on April 16, 1945, the Sumner-class destroyer USS Laffey (DD-724) refused to die - and is still afloat as a museum ship in South Carolina. 30"x 24", limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
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   G3M2 Rikko  "Nell"   

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G3M2 Type 96 Rikko (Nell)General characteristics

Crew: 7
Length: 16.45 m (54 ft 0 in)
Wingspan: 25 m (82 ft 0 in)
Height: 3.68 m (12 ft 1 in)
Wing area: 75 m2 (810 sq ft)
Empty weight: 4,965 kg (10,946 lb)
Gross weight: 8,000 kg (17,637 lb)
Fuel capacity: 3,874 l (852.2 imp gal; 1,023.4 US gal)
Powerplant: 2 × Mitsubishi Kinsei 14-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engines, 791 kW (1,061 hp) each
 

Performance Maximum speed: 375 km/h (233 mph; 202 kn)
Cruising speed: 280 km/h (174 mph; 151 kn)
Range: 4,400 km (2,734 mi; 2,376 nmi)
Service ceiling: 9,200 m (30,184 ft)
Rate of climb: 6 m/s (1,200 ft/min)

Armament

Guns:
1× 20 mm (0.79 in) Type 99 cannon in rear dorsal turret
4× 7.7 mm (0.30 in) Type 92 machine gun in cockpit, left and right side positions, and in retractable forward dorsal turret.
Bombs: 800 kg (1,800 lb) of bombs or 1× aerial torpedo

Mitsubishi G3M2b Type 96 Attack-Bomber 22 NELLG3M1a/c
Redesigned prototypes powered by Hiro Type 91 or Mitsubishi Kinsei engines plus it had a glass nose.

G3M1 Model 11
A Land-based attack bomber Navy Type 96 first series model.  This had ajor extension of the cabin with a revised cover, some were made with fixed-pitch propeller, 34 built.

G3M1-L

G3M1 converted into an armed or unarmed military transport version which was powered by Mitsubishi Kinsei 45 (802 kW/1,075 hp) engines.

G3M2 Model 21
This included a more powerful set of engines and increased fuel capacity. It had included a top turret. 343 constructed by Mitsubishi, 412 G3M2 and G3M3 manufactured by Nakajima.

G3M2 Model 22
Upper and belly turrets substituted for one upper turret, glass side positions, there were 238 airplanes built.

G3M3 Model 23
More powerful engines and increased fuel capacity for longer range, constructed by Nakajima.

 

Japanese G4M Betty Bombers from WW2  G4M3 Betty Bomber Models Here

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The Betty bomber exhibit shows the true story of the surrender of the Japanese, which is not what we see on TV.

G4M Betty Bombers on Wikipedia

 

Role Medium Range Bomber
Manufacturer Mitsubishi
Designer Kiro Honjo
First flight 23 October 1939
Introduction June 1941
Retired 1945
Primary user Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service
Number built 2,435

The Mitsubishi G4M Isshikirikko or the type 1 land-based attack bomber

  The Mitsubishi G4M Isshikirikko or the type 1 land-based attack bomber, was built to a range-at-all-cost specification. In order to compensate for the inferior fleet strength restricted by the London and Washington Treaties, the Imperial Japanese Navy intended to support their naval operations from shore based aircraft. The Betty Bomber had high aspect ratio wings and fat cylindrical fuselage which were characteristics of this aircraft.

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Japanese H8K Emily Flying Boat Model

 

   Mitsubishi Ki-21 "Sally"   
Mitsubishi ki 21 II Type 97 (SALLY)

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Role Medium bomber
Manufacturer Mitsubishi
First flight 18 December 1936
Introduction 1938
Primary users Japan
Thailand
Number built 2,064 units (excluding Ki-57)
Variants Mitsubishi Ki-57

The Aircraft's Specifications

Crew: 5-7
Length: 16.0 m (52 ft 6 in)
Wingspan: 22.50 m (73 ft 10 in)
Height: 4.85 m (15 ft 11 in)
Wing area: Mitsubishi KI-21 Japanese WWII Bomber69.90 m² (752.12 ft²)
Empty weight: 6,070 kg (13,354 lb)
Loaded weight: 10,600 kg (23,320 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Mitsubishi Army Type 100 (Ha-101)(Mitsubishi Kasei) 14 cylinder radial engine, 1,119 kW (1,500 hp) each
Propellers: three-blade metal variable-pitch propellers propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 485 km/h (301 mph) at 4,700 m (15,400 ft)
Cruise speed: 380 km/h (236 mph)
Range: 2,700 km (1,680 mi)
Service ceiling: 10,000 m (32,800 ft)
Rate of climb: 13 min 13 sec to 6,000 m (19,680 ft)

Armament

Guns:
4× 7.7 mm (.303 in) flexible Type 89 machine guns in nose, ventral, beam and tail positions
1× 12.7 mm (.50 in) Type 1 Machine Gun in dorsal turret
Bombs: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) of bombs 
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The MITSUBISHI ARMY TYPE 97 HEAVY BOMBER Ki-21 was better known in the West as the SALLY. Designed to a 1936 Imperial Japanese Army Air Force requirement and entering operational service in 1939, the SALLY saw combat action throughout the war despite inadequate armament and armor protection. When production ceased in September 1944, over 2,000 Sally's had been built, and like many Japanese aircraft, ended the war serving as a Kamikaze platform.

Mitsubishi Ki-21 Sally Aviaton Art Picture by Paul WollmanMitsubishi Ki-21 "Sally" Aviation Art.

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Paul Wollman. John Blackburn, R.T. Smith, and "Duke" Hedman - Flying Tigers of the 3rd Squadron, "Hell's Angels" - peel off to attack a formation of Mitsubishi Ki-21 "Sally" bombers headed for a raid over Burma. This hand numbered, limited edition print measures 24"x 18".
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    Nakajima Ki-27  "Nate"  
Japanese WW2 Nakajima Ki-27 "Nate" Airplane

  Ki-27 1/300 Scale Models Here

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With more than 3,300 units built, the Nakajima Ki-27 was the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force's primary aircraft during early World War II.  This is a picture of "Nate" flown by Japan during the Nomonhan Incident of mid-1939.  The Ki-27 used the Nakajima Ha-1 radial engine

The star performer in the aviation portion of the Manchurian incident of the late '30's, this was about the best fighter of the time.   This 'little Japanese fighter was probably one of the very best in the world at the time it was first built in 1937. It was a classic low wing, fixed gear, light weight, highly maneuverable design. In addition, in service it was painted up in what would appear to be very attractive color schemes.

"In 1935, the Japanese Army held a competition between Nakajima, Mitsubishi, and Kawasaki to design a low-wing monoplane to replace the Kawasaki Ki-10 (Type 95 Fighter) biplane. The results were Nakajima Ki-27, Kawasaki Ki-28, and Mitsubishi Ki-33. Nakajima's design was based on its earlier Ki-11 monoplane fighter which lost to Ki-10 in the Type 95 Fighter competition, and Ki-27 was designed by Koyama Yasushi to have air-cooled radial engine and fixed landing gear.

Ki-27 made its first flight on October 15, 1936 and was the Japanese Army's main fighter until the start of World War II. Its outstanding turning ability granted by its remarkably low wing loading caused the Army to focus almost exclusively on maneuverability. Ki-27b had an improved all-glass canopy and oil cooler, provision for 4x 25 kg (55 lb) bombs or fuel tanks under the wings. The Ki-27 served until the beginning of World War II and continued to serve as a trainer afterward, and were used in Japan Home Air Defense in 1944-1945."

 1st Sentai commander Toshio Kato

A largely forgotten war was waged between the Russians and Japanese in Mongolia. At the outset of the war, the Ki27 outclassed everything the Russians had in the area. Many of Japan's fiercest aces downed their first opponents at the battle of Khalkhin Gol while flying the Ki27. The Japanese ended up losing the battle but wreaked tremendous havoc on the Russian Air Forces, claiming a total of 1,340 kills.

Flying Tiger aces of World War IITigers Claws
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Stan Stokes.  Aviation Art

Ken Jernstedt, one of 39 Flying Tiger aces of World War II with 10½ confirmed victories, has just defeated a Japanese Nakajima Ki-27 "Nate." 16"x 11½"print is signed and numbered by the artist.
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   Nakajima Ki-43 "Oscar" Hayabusa   
Japanese Ki-43 Nakajima Hayabusa "Oscar" AirplaneKi-43 Minature Models Here

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Ki-43 1/48 Scale Models Here  
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Ki-43 1/48 Scale Painting Mask Here  Japanese Ki-43 Hayabusa Plastic Model Kit
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Ki-43 1/32 Scale Models Here  
Ki-43 1/32 Scale Model Decals Here
Ki-43 1/32 Scale Painting Mask Here
Ki-43 1/32 Scale Detail Sets Here
 

Ki-43 Aviation Art Prints Here  
Ki-43 Hayabusa Books  

 

Introduced in 1939, the Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (Peregrine Falcon) was the most widely used Imperial Japanese Army Air Force fighter of World War II.

 late variant of the Ki-43-II "Oscar," Captain Yukinchi Kitakoga's 2nd Squadron, 54th Flight Regiment, or Captain Hisashi Koshiishi's 3rd Squadron, 54th Flight Regiment.

 

Nakajima Ki-43 Oscar HayabusaNakajima Ki-43 Oscar Hayabusa
Aero Detail Vol. 29
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This book examines the Ki-43 Type I and Type II, thoroughly detailing these craft with photos of some of the very last restored versions, starting at the front of the plane and slowly working through the full length of the airframe. 250+ photos give you a detailed look at the aircraft, while engineering drawings, cutaways, exploded views, 3-views and color profiles complete this detailed reference on these amazing fighters. 96 pgs., 10"x 10", sfbd.  Book
#0005944
Price: $39.95

 

Japans Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa in JAAF Service

Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa in JAAF Service
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Richard M. Bueschel. The Ki-43, known to the Allies as Oscar, was the single most numerous fighter operated by the Imperial Japanese Army. Comparable to the A6M Zero-Sen, it was highly maneuverable but fragile and had lightweight armament. Here, you'll see all variations and markings of the plane flown by the majority of Japanese army aces. 64 pages, 100+ B&W photographs, 8½"x11", softcover Book
#0001391
Price: $14.95

Ki-43 Oscar
Introduced in 1939, the Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (Peregrine Falcon) was the most widely used Imperial Japanese Army Air Force fighter of World War II.

a Ki-43 "Oscar" flown by 18-victory ace Lt. Col. Tateo Kat?, the commander of the famous 64th Sentai.

 There were 5919 KI-43 Hayabusas were produced prior to August, 1945 - second only in production numbers to the Japanese Navy's Mitsubishi A6m "Zero"

 the Nakajima HA-25 / NK-1 Army Type 99 radial engine "Sakae" or one of the more powerful Nakajima HA-115 variants used on "Oscar"

many were expended in Kamikazi usage late in the war and very few still exist today.

One the Hard WayOne the Hard Way
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Dan Zoernig.   Aviation Art Print.  Flying Tiger (AVG) flight leader Parker S. Dupouy, upon finding his guns jammed, rams a 64th Sentai Ki-43 Hayabusa (Oscar), sending it spiraling into the ground. Remarkably, despite losing four feet of his own wingtip, Dupouy landed safely. 19"x 13" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
#0071812
Price: $39.95

 

Ki-43 Oscar Aces of World War 2
Ki-43 Oscar Aces of World War 2
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 85
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Ichimura. This heavily illustrated book examines the World War II service of the Ki-43 Hayabusa (Peregrine Falcon) - Japan's most prolific fighter, which, in frontline IJAAF service until war's end, produced more aces than any other plane - as well as the pilots who became an ace flying it. 96 pages, B&W photographs and color illustrations, 7¼"x 9¾", softcover.
#0015487
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   Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki "Tojo"   

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Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki (Tojo)

a Ki-44-II single-seat fighter flown by 9-victory ace 2nd Lt. Makoto Ogawa - who downed seven B-29s and two escorting P-51s in defense of the Japanese mainland to become the top ace of the 70th Sentai - when he was stationed at Kashiwa airfield in 1945,  3rd Chutai, Imperial Japanese Army Air Force, markings

Webmasters Note:  Look at the similarity of this plane to the American fighter the P-47 Thunderbolt.  P-47 Thunderbolt models Located Here

Threatening Skies, a Japanese Ki-44 Richard Taylor Aviation Art Print

Threatening Skies
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Richard Taylor.   Aviation Art.   Japanese Ki-44s attack a large formation of USAAF B-29 Superfortresses approaching the Japanese mainland on February 19, 1945. 30½"x 23½" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by three B-29 pilots who participated in the assault. As a bonus, you also get Into the Sun, a 20¾"x 16¾" companion print signed by the artist.
#0077099
Price: $159.00

Thunder in the East, P-47 Thunderbolt AttackThunder in the East
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Richard Taylor.   Aviation Art

On October 20, 1944, a composite air force made up of P-47 Thunderbolts from RAF 261 and 146 Squadrons strafed a vital Japanese stronghold at Mingaladon Airfield near Rangoon, Burma. Here, after completing his bombing attack, Warrant Officer Thomas "Lucky" Carter, flying his distinctive P-47 "Pistol Packin' Mamma," engages Nakajima Ki-43 Oscars and Ki-44 Tojos. A fitting tribute to those who fought in that Burma campaign, this 31"x 21", limited edition print has been signed by the artist and three RAF veterans that fought in the Burma campaign (two pilots that flew Thunderbolts in Burma and one of the vital ground crewmen that prepared the P-47s for strafing Mingaladon).
#0077447
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Ki-44 'Tojo' Aces of World War 2
Ki-44 'Tojo' Aces of World War 2
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 100
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Millman. Though not as nimble as its Ki-43 predecessor, the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force's Ki-44 single-seat fighter had a more powerful engine and upgraded armamement that made it an outstanding interceptor, particularly against U.S. B-29s in defense of the homeland. Here, you'll read about the Ki-44; its service over China, Indonesia, the CBI, the Philippines, and Japan; and the pilots who made ace flying it. 96 pages, B&W photographs and color profiles, 7¼"x 9¾", softcover Book.
#0015073
Price: $19.95

   Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu "Nick"  
Japanese Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu "Nick" Fighter Plane Ki-45 "Nick" Everything

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Kawasaki Ki-45 Japanese WW2 Aiplane
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The Ki-45KAIb was specifically developed as a ground attack aircraft, hence the 20mm nose cannon in addition to the 37mm ventral cannon. This relatively heavy forward firepower made it perfect for hunting PT boats or intercepting 5th AF Liberators.

The top speed was 340 mph, range about 1,400 miles and a little over 1,700 aircraft were built. One was experimentally fitted with a 75mm cannon, but it proved too much for the light airframe of the Ki-45.

 Kawasaki's Ki-45 Toryu or, "Nick" as it was known to the allies. There were about 1700 of the airplanes built which served the Japanese Army from mid-1942 until the end of hostilities in 1945. The aircraft was unusual for the Japanese in 1942 in that in had protected fuel tanks and was fairly well armed...the Kai Koh version had two nose mounted 12.7mm Type 1 (Ho-103) machine guns and 7.9mm Type 98 gun on a flexible mount firing from the rear crew station. Its real punch came from a 20mm cannon that was mounted in the belly which was put to good use in anti-shipping sorties. Armament and engines were improved on throughout the Ki-45's production run though its flight performance as a fighter was less than spectacular.   The twin-engine Ki-45 was designed to carry a heavy armament on long-range missions. They were clumsier than single engine fighters, but a 37 mm cannon made them highly effective against bombers. One of the air groups deployed by Japan shot down eight B-29s on its first mission. The Ki-45 took a heavy toll of bombers, ships and men before becoming obsolete as more single-engine fighters arrived with American carriers.

The Ki-45 served with the 1st Company, 5th Chutai apparently in home defense duties.  The origins of the Kawasaki Ki-45 are interesting, as it was a plane that almost wasn't. There were all sorts of problems much of them relating to tail flutter and lack of general stability. There was also a lack of power from the chosen engines. As this aircraft was also being developed concurrently with the Ki-48 and using many of the same components, similar problems cropped up with the Ki-48. Eventually the airframe was modified and more powerful engines used bring the aircraft up to specifications. In the 1930s, when many nations were looking at twin engined designs for fighters, Kawasaki followed the pack with their original Ki-45 design. The performance was severely lacking, and while this initial design was rejected, the Japanese government did provide suggestions for improvement. Kawasaki wisely decided to hand the project off to Doi Takeo, the designer who came up with the successful Ki-48 bomber. The result was a significant departure from the original Ki-45, and the Ki-45kai exceeded the IJA specifications.

Kawasaki Ki-45 battles a B-29 Superfortress
Final Assault
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Stokes.  Aviation Art Print.

Here, a high-flying B-29 unleashes its fury while dodging the Kamikaze attack of a Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu ("Nick"), one of the few Japanese fighters capable of reaching the B-29's altitude. 16"x 11½" limited edition print.  #0007758  Price: $39.95      

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Japanese Ki-45 Kai Hei Toryu, Nick, battles two F4U Corsairs
Kannibal Ken
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Alex Durr.   Aviation Art Print

At dawn, on May 10, 1945, 100 miles north of Okinawa, two Marine F4U Corsairs from VMF-312, led by then Capt. Ken Reusser, successfully engaged a Japanese Ki-45 Kai Hei Toryu (Nick). 24½"x 18" limited edition print is signed by the artist and Col. Ken Reusser.
#0071692   Price: $145.00

   Mitsubishi Ki-46 "Dinah"   
Japanese Mitsubishi Ki-46 Dinah
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Mitsubishi Ki-46 "Dinah"

Mitsubishi Ki-46 Model Airplane KitPerformance
Maximum speed: 604 km/h (326 knots, 375 mph) at 5,800 m (19,000 ft)
Cruise speed: 400 km/h (217 knots, 249 mph)
Range: 2,474 km (1,337 nmi, 1,537 mi)
Service ceiling: 10,720 m (35,200 ft)
Wing loading: 157.8 kg/m² (32.3 lb/ft²)
Climb to 8,000 m (26,250 ft): 17 min 58 sec

 
Crew: 2 (pilot and observer)
Length: 11.00 m (36 ft 1 in)
Wingspan: 14.70 m (48 ft 2¾ in)
Height: 3.88 m (12 ft 8¾ in)
Wing area: 32.0 m² (344 ft²)
Empty weight: 3,263 kg (7,194 lb)
Loaded weight: 5,050 kg (11,133 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 5,800 kg (12,787 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Mitsubishi Ha-102 Army Type 1 14-cylinder radial engines, 807 kW (1,080 hp) (take-off) each


Kawasaki Ki45 Kai Hei Toryu "Nick"
a Mitsubishi Ki-46 III Type 100 command reconnaissance plane,  Ha-112-II radial engines

This aircraft was first used by the Japanese Army in Manchukuo and China, where seven units were equipped with it, and also at times by the Japanese Imperial Navy in certain reconnaissance missions over the northern coasts of Australia and New Guinea.

The Japanese Army used this aircraft for the same type of missions (which were not authorized) over present-day Malaysia during the months before the Pacific War. Later, it was used over Burma, Indochina and Thailand, and in operations over the Indian Ocean.

In 1944-45, during the last days of the war, it was modified as a high-altitude interceptor, with two 20 mm cannons in the nose and one 37 mm (1.46 in) cannon in an "upwards-and-forwards" position - almost like the Luftwaffe's Schräge Musik night fighter cannon emplacements - for fighting USAAF B-29 Superfortresses over the metropolitan Japanese islands. It lacked stability for sustained shooting of the 37 mm (1.46 in) weapon, had only a thin layer of armour plating, lacked self-sealing fuel tanks, and was slow to climb.

The Ki-46 was also assigned to two whole Sentai (wings/groups), as well as individual Chutaicho (junior operational commanders) in the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service, during the Pacific War.

   Kawasaki Ki-48 Sokei "Lili" Type 99 
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75th Sentai (Fight Regiment), 3rd Chutai (Company), Indonesia 1944
75th Sentai (Fight Regiment), 1st Chutai (Company), Malay Peninsula 1942
Hokota Flying School, dive bombing test plane

The Day I Owned the SkyThe Day I Owned the Sky
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Marc Stewart. "Old Exterminator," the P-40 Warhawk flown by 22-victory ace Col. Robert L. Scott, Jr., the 23rd Fighter Group commander who went on to become a brigadier general, shoots down two Kawasaki Ki-48s in a single pass over Yunnan-Yi, China, on December 26, 1942. 24"x 18", limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by Scott.
#0071993  
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   Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu "Helen"    
Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (Helen)

Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (Helen)

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Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu Japanese Bomber

Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu
in JAAF Service
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Richard M. Bueschel Called Helen by the Allies, the Ki-49 type 100 Donryu failed to prove in combat the extravagant claims that were made for it at the time of its introduction into the JAAF. It was developed as a high-speed heavy bomber to operate without fighter escort, relying for protection on its speed and heavy gun armament. Learn about the units that flew these bombers as well as all markings and variants. 64 pgs., 90+ B&W photos, sfbd. Book
#0002593
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   Kawasaki Ki-61 HIEN "Tony"   
Kawasaki Ki-61 Tony
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a Ki-61 Hien - which was the only mass-produced Japanese fighter of World War II to use a liquid-cooled, inline V engine - flown by 8-victory ace Capt. Teruhiko Kobayashi, commander of the 244th Sentai, in early 1945.


Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien "Tony"
HQ Chutai, 244th Sentai, Chofu, Tokyo, Winter 1944-1945

The KAIc variant of the Japanese Ki-61-I, which first appeared in 1944, primarily flew against Allied bombers in the defense of Japan.  Ki-61 "Tony" flown by the 244th Sentai's HQ flight out of Chofu Air Base near Tokyo in 1944-45.

Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien WW2 Fighter Airplane

Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien
in JAAF Service
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In Japanese Army Air Force Service Bueschel. In April, 1943, the in-line engine Ki-61 Hien (Swallow) was introduced into combat. The regiment who flew her was annihilated, but after the fall of New Guinea, they soared one final time in defense of the home islands -- to disastrous results again. Learn the promise of this Japanese light fighter, and how the Allies beat her. Includes specs, markings and unit histories. 63 pgs., over 100 photos, 8½"x 11", sfbd.
#0001390
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Ki-61 Hien Tony Fighter AirplaneKi-61 Hien Tony
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Tony Weddel.  Aviation Art Print

Codenamed "Tony" by the Allies, the Ki-61 Hien was the only fighter with a liquid-cooled engine fielded by the Japanese Army during WWII, and was one of the few interceptors that could reach the altitude of the B-29 Superfortresses. Here, in a desperate maneuver after exhausting his ammunition on American bombers in flight over Japan, Japanese Corporal Nakano rams the tail of a huge B-29 in an attempt to bring it down. 23"x 19" print.
#0008530
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Time to Hit the SilkTime to Hit the Silk
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Dan Zoernig.  Aviation Art Print.

Following a scrape with a B-29, the pilot of a home defense Ki-61, watched over by his wingman, prepares to bail out off of the Japanese Coast as fuel vapor streams from his wing tanks. 19"x 13" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
#0071821
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Kawasaki Ki-61 HIEN (Tony)

Webmasters Note:  The first thought to come to my mind when I see this aircraft is the German Messerschmitt ME-109 Fighter Aircraft  here to see the Me-109 Models  Also this looks like the P-51A

  Mitsubishi Ki-67 "Peggy"   
Mitsubishi Ki-67/Ki-109 Hiryu

Mitsubishi Ki-67/Ki-109 Hiryu
in JAAF Service
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Bueschel. The story of this Mistubishi Type 4 heavy bomber is one of "too little, too late." It was the ultimate development of Mitsubishi's long line of Army heavy bombers and became one of the best-known Japanese aircraft of the closing months of the Pacific War, but the Hiryu (Flying Dragon) was able to serve in WWII for only nine months. Book covers both aircraft detail and unit histories. 47 pgs., 60 photos, 8½"x 11", sfbd. Book
#0002594
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Ordeal of the USS HoustonOrdeal of the USS Houston
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Jack Fellows.  Aviation Art Print

Torpedo-equipped Imperial Japanese Army Ki-67 "Peggy" bombers attack the U.S. Navy cruiser USS Houston (CL-81) off the coast of Formosa at sunset on October 14, 1944. 36"x 24", limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
#0075045    Price: $210.00

Mitsubishi Ki-67 Peggy 1/72 KitMitsubishi Ki-67 Peggy

a Ki-67 Type 4 Hiryu (Flying Dragon) twin-engine medium bomber flown by the 61st Flight Regiment, IJAAF.

   Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate "Frank"   
Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate 1/48 KitNakajima Ki-84 Hayate

Nicknamed the Frank by the Allies, the Hayate proved an effective interceptor against B-29s over the Japanese mainland. 18-cylinder Hoshi HA-45 engine

The Imperial Japanese Army Air Force’s NAKAJIMA ARMY TYPE 4 FIGHTER (also identified as the Ki-84) was better known in the West as the FRANK and was held in high regard by the American pilots who fought against it. Designed to combine the maneuverability of the earlier Ki-43 Hayabusa with upgraded performance to match the best western fighters, the heavily-armed Ki-84 first flew in March 1943. Although the design was solid, the shortage of fuel and construction materials, poor production quality, and lack of skilled pilots prevented the fighter from reaching its potential. A total of 3,514 were produced.

Nakajima Ki-84 HayateNakajima Ki-84 Hayate
Aero Detail Vol. 24
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Nohara. The world's only surviving example of what can arguably be called the best single-engine Japanese aircraft of WWII is covered from nose to tail in this volume. Full-color detail photographs, dozens of technical illustrations and schematics, plus historical images of Franks in WWII round out the thorough coverage. 76 pgs., 160+ color photos, 10"x 10", sfbd. Book
#0048001
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Nakajima Ki-84 Frank 1/48 Die Cast Kit

Nakajima Ki-84 Frank

Replicating a Ki-84 Hayate - which was able to out-climb both the P-51D and the P-47N and engage the B-29 at high altitude - flown by the 1st Chutai, 73rd Sentai, stationed at Tokorozawa Airfield in November, 1944.

Nakajima Ki-84 a/b Hayate

Nakajima Ki-84 a/b Hayate
in JAAF Service
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In Japanese Army Air Force Service Bueschel. The Hayate (Hurricane) saw great success in the central China offensive, but was overwhelmed in the Phillipines. Traces the plane’s evolution from early prototypes through service in the post-war army of Red China. Includes specs, markings and unit histories. 63 pgs., 85 photos, 8½"x 11", sfbd. Book
#0001386
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Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (Frank)

    Kawasaki Ki-100 "Tony"  

Kawasaki Ki-100 "Fast Back" Tony 1/72 KitKawasaki Ki-100 "Fast Back" Tony

Replicating a Ki-100 "Tony" flown by the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II.  IJA markings (5th, 59th and 244th Sentais)

 

J.I.A. Fighter Ki 100

J.I.A. Fighter Ki 100
Aero Detail No. 32
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Picarella. The first new volume in the ever-popular Aero Detail series to be published in more than five years, this lavishly illustrated book examines the only existing Kawasaki Ki-100 "Tony" fighter (located at the RAF Museum in Hendon) in fascinating detail, showing you its airframe and internal structures, rare historical images of the plane in World War II, markings, and more. 72 pages with English and Japanese text, 220 color and B&W photographs, 20 color profiles and technical drawings, 8¼"x 11¾", softcover Book. 19966C $39.95
#0019966
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Aichi M6A1 Seiran 1/48 KitAichi M6A1 Seiran

Developed by the Japanese Navy to fly off I-400 and I-401 submarines, the Aichi M6A1 Seiran had floats for landing next to its sub and folding wings for compact storage.

Aichi M6A1 Seiran 1/72 Kit

Developed by the Japanese Navy to fly off I-400 and I-401 submarines, the Aichi M6A1 Seiran had floats for landing next to its sub and folding wings for compact storage.

Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden-Kai "George" 1/72 Die Cast Model

Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden-Kai (George)

Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden-Kai "George" of the famous 343rd Kokutai led by Capt. Minoru Genda

    Kawasaki T-4  Japanese Jet Fighter 
Kawasaki T-4 1/72 Die Cast Model



Kawasaki T-4
#1, 11th Squardron "Blue Impulse" 4th Air Wing, JASDF
 

Pearl Harbor 0755... While the Giant Slept Pearl Harbor 0755... While the Giant Slept
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Aviation Art Print
Dru Blair.

Lt. Commander Kakuichi Takahashi rolls his Aichi D3A1 Type 99 "Val" dive-bomber, lining it up with Hangar 6 on the southern tip of Ford Island to initiate the Pearl Harbor attack… and change America forever. 30"x 24" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist and includes a legend map for easy identification of numerous landmarks.
#0007897   Price:
$125.00

Lance of the Samurai with a Free Model Lance of the Samurai with a Free Military Diecast Model Plane
Pre Built Japanese Military Model Plane and Free Aviation Art Picture.

Stan Stokes. The N1K2-J Shiden-Kai "George" flown by CPO Shoichi Sugita of the 343rd Kokutai (see item #6328) claims four F6F Hellcats and another three probable's during the shredding of an unsuspecting and overconfident carrier strike group near Kure on March 19, 1945. 16"x 11½" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.

Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden-Kai 1/72 Die Cast Model
Replicating a Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden-Kai "George" of the famous 343rd Kokutai led by Capt. Minoru Genda (see items 6328 and 73024), this 1/72 scale die cast model is the first opportunity to add this top fighter to your collection. Your model will include engraved panel lines, a clear cockpit canopy, wing-mounted cannons, optional position landing gear, authentic markings, and more. 6½" wingspan; includes a display stand.

 

Japanese Special Attack Aircraft & Flying Bombs

Japanese Special Attack Aircraft & Flying Bombs
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Ishiguro, Januszewski & Szeremeta. This lavishly illustrated book examines the development and operations of unconventional aerial weapons used by Japan in World War II. You'll view kamikaze (suicide) aircraft such as the Ki-167 (To-Go) and heavily modified A6Ms and Ki-43s, piloted missiles, balloon bombs used to attack the U.S. mainland, and more. 264 pages, 194 B&W photographs and 24 pages of color profiles, 8¼"x 11¾", softcover Book.
#0036228

Price: $58.95

 

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Awakening the Giant Awakening the Giant
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C.S. Bailey. Japanese Zeros from the Imperial Japanese Navy's flagship carrier Akagi proceed to the opening strike at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. 26"x 20" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
#0007159
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$89.95
Battleship Row Battleship Row
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Aviation Art Print, Naval Art Print
Stan Stokes. Depicts the December 7, 1941 attack at Pearl Harbor. A Japanese "Kate" from the Akagi launches a Kai Model 2 torpedo at the USS West Virginia during the attack. 16"x 11½" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
#0007271
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Lance of the Samurai Lance of the Samurai
Stan Stokes.
Aircraft Art Print Picture.

Stan Stokes. The N1K2-J Shiden-Kai "George" flown by CPO Shoichi Sugita of the 343rd Kokutai (see item #6328) claims four F6F Hellcats and another three probables during the shredding of an unsuspecting and overconfident carrier strike group near Kure on March 19, 1945. 16"x 11½" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
#0073024
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Incredible Bi-Plane Adventures

here to see Many more Japanese Fighters and Bombers.

Here to see the Betty Bomber Japanese Surrender Exhibit.

Here to see the Japanese Propaganda Art Exhibit

Here to See Japanese Ships

Here to See the Japanese Mini Sub on Guam

Here to See Japanese Model Tanks

Here to See Japanese Aircraft Clocks

Here to See Paints of the Japanese During World War II.

 

Japanese Surrender Exhibits

Betty Bombers on Ie Shima
This exhibit shows the Japanese Betty Bombers that were the first part of Japan's Surrender to the U.S. in World War 2.  This is a big part of the Surrender of Japan that is very little known and not very well published, but is a big part of the history of WW2

Exhibit Added 15 Feb 2004

Aerial Photos,
of the island of Ie Shima.

These photos compare the runways of 1940's Ie Shima to the photos of Ie Shima today.  Ie Shima was the home to the 34th Fighter Squadron in World War 2.

Exhibit Added 3 Feb 2004

Here's the New Ernie Pyle Exhibit. 

Ernie Pyle was probably the most famous War Correspondent of World War 2.  He died on the island of Ie Shima located in the Western Pacific near Okinawa.  This exhibit has exclusive photos and stories about Ernie Pyle including the story about
 "I Thought I Killed Ernie Pyle."

Exhibit Added 14 June 2007

Look Here at the True Story of the Surrender of Japan, What most People Don't Know
 The real story of the Japanese Surrender.  There was a lot more to the surrender of Japan than signing the papers on the USS Missouri.
Exhibit Added 7 June 2007

Japanese Propaganda Art Exhibit
This is a very rare exhibit of Japanese art from WW2 1941 -1942
Exhibit Added 10 June 2007

Propaganda Art was used by forces on all sides in WW2 as well as all wars in history.  This kind of art gave pride to the citizens of those countries who produced it and gave a unity in support of the wars.  This exhibit is an excellent example of Japanese Propaganda art.
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 Incredible Bi-Plane Adventures

Mitsubishi F1M-2 Pete Seaplane.   The Type-O seaplane was a biplane designed to a Japanese Navy requirement  for an observation and reconnaissance aircraft, also capable of defending itself  when faced with fighter opposition. Used throughout WWII, it was successfully  used to hunt and destroy enemy submarines in addition to its reconnaissance  tasks.  

the Imperial Japanese Kawanishi H8K EMILY Flying Boat. Used for maritime patrol duties, the H8K entered production in late 1941 and first saw operational use on the night of March 4, 1942 staging a second raid on Pearl Harbor. Since the target lay out of normal range for the flying boats, this audacious plan involved a refueling by submarine en route at French Frigate Shoals – an overall mission distance of almost 5,000 miles. Incredibly, two EMILYs actually made it to Hawaii and bombed the island of Oahu! The improved H8K2 variant soon appeared, and its extremely heavy defensive armament earned it the nickname "Flying Porcupine" among Allied aircrews. This was to be the definitive variant, with 112 produced, and they were used on a wide range of patrol, reconnaissance, bombing, and transport missions throughout the Pacific war. Nearly 40 examples of a dedicated transport version, the H8K2-L, were also built, capable of carrying 62 troops. Overall, a total of 167 EMILYs were produced, and only four survived until the end of the war.

Hiroyoshi Nishizawa -  the Japanese "Naval Ace of Aces."

Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden-Kai "George" of the famous 343rd Kokutai led by Capt. Minoru Genda

Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero   Saburo Sakai  the A6M2 Zero flown by 64-victory ace Saburo Sakai, who, with Hiroyoshi Nishizawa (113 victories) and Toshio Ohta (34), formed the elite Tainan Ku's famous "Ace Trio,"

"AI-102," Akagi, 1st KK, 1st KS, Pearl Harbor
On November 26, 1941, six Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carriers - Akagi, Kaga, Soryu, Hiryu, Shokaku and Zuikaku - departed northern Japan for a position northwest of Hawaii, from which they would launch the infamous, December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor.   The Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero Model 21 that - flown off the Akagi by Lt. Saburo Shindo - led the second wave attack on Pearl Harbor

A6M2 Zero   261st NAC, Shigeru Itaya, IJN Carrier Akagi, Pearl Harbor   A6M2 Zero flown by Lt. Commander Shigeru Itaya, who led the first wave covering force from the IJN carrier Akagi during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

A6M5 Japanese WWII Fighter PlaneMitsubishi A6M5b
TAIC, 1944 - Captured Aircraft

In mid-1944, U.S. Navy personnel were withdrawn from the Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit (ATAIU) - which was formed in 1942 to recover Japanese aircraft and obtain intelligence on their technical and tactical capabilities - and reassigned to the U.S. Technical Air Intelligence Centre (TAIC) at NAS Anacostia to coordinate the work of test centers in preparation for the planned invasion of Japan.    A Mitsubishi A6M5b Zero that - captured on the island of Saipan - was tested by the Technical Air Intelligence Centre in 1944,

Stan Stokes. The N1K2-J Shiden-Kai "George" flown by CPO Shoichi Sugita of the 343rd Kokutai (see item #6328) claims four F6F Hellcats and another three probable's during the shredding of an unsuspecting and overconfident carrier strike group near Kure on March 19, 1945.

Mitsubishi F1M-2 Pete Seaplane.  The Type-O seaplane was a biplane designed to a Japanese Navy requirement  for an observation and reconnaissance aircraft, also capable of defending itself  when faced with fighter opposition. Used throughout WWII, it was successfully  used to hunt and destroy enemy submarines in addition to its reconnaissance  tasks.

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