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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.
Please Note: The specifications on this page are only for a single model of this airplane.
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WW2 Japanese Aircraft Types, Click on the type of airplane that you are looking for.
Kawasaki Ki-10 "Perry" Models Kawasaki Ki-16 Models Kawasaki Ki-28 "Bob" Models Kawasaki Ki-32 "Mary" Models Kawasaki Ki-45 Kai "Toryu" (NICK) Models Kawasaki Ki-48 LILY light Bomber Models KAWASAKI KI-56 "THALIA" Models Kawasaki Ki-64 "Rob" Models Kawasaki Ki-66 Models Kawasaki Ki-78 Models Kawasaki Ki-91 Models KAWASAKI Ki-100-I KOH "TONY" FASTBACK Models KAWASAKI KI-102 "RANDY" Models
Mitsubishi A5M2 Models Mitsubishi A5M4 Models Mitsubishi A5M5 Models Mitsubishi A6M2 Models Mitsubishi A6M3 Models Mitsubishi A6M4 Models Mitsubishi A6M5 "Zeke" Models Mitsubishi A6M6 Models Mitsubishi A6M7 Models Mitsubishi A7M1 Models Mitsubishi A7M2 Models   Mitsubishi F-1 Jet Fighter Models ; Mitsubishi F-2A Jet Fighter Models Mitsubishi G4M1 "Betty" Bomber Models Mitsubishi J2M3 "Jack" Models MITSUBISHI Ki-2 "Louise" Models MITSUBISHI Ki-5 Models MITSUBISHI Ki-15 BABS Models MITSUBISHI Ki-21 "Sally" Models Mitsubishi Ki-30 "Ann" Models Mitsubishi Ki-46 Models Mitsubishi Ki-51 Models Mitsubishi Ki-57 Models Mitsubishi Ki-60 Models Mitsubishi Ki-61 Models Mitsubishi Ki-67 Yasukuni Torpedo Bomber Models MITSUBISHI KI-83 RIKUGUN Models MitsubishiT-2 Jet Fighter Models
Nakajima A2N1 Type 90 Models Nakajima A6M2 Rufe Seaplane Models NAKAJIMA B5M2 Type 97 "Kate" Models Nakajima B5N1 Models Nakajima B5N2 Models Nakajima B6N2 TENZAM "Jill" Models Aichi B7A2 "Grace" Models Nakajima C6N1 Saiun Models Nakajima C6N2 Models Nakajima E8N "Dave" Models Nakajima G8N1 Rita 4 Engine Bomber Models Nakajima J1N1 Models Nakajima J1N1 Gekko Models Nakajima J9N KIKKI WW2 Jet NAKAJIMA Ki-4 Type 94 Models Nakajima Ki-6 Models NAKAJIMA Ki-12 Models Nakajima Ki-23 Models NAKAJIMA Ki-27 "Nate" Models Nakajima Ki-34 "Thora" Models NAKAJIMA Ki-41 Models NAKAJIMA Ki-43 Hayabusa "Oscar" Models NAKAJIMA Ki-44 Shoki "Tojo" Models NAKAJIMA Ki-49 Donryu Type 100 Twin Engine "Helen" Models NAKAJIMA Ki-84 Hayate "Frank" Models NAKAJIMA KI-87 Fighter Models NakajimaType L2D2 Kinsei Models Nakajima NAF-2 Models Nakajima Ginga Models NAKAJIMA Type 11 Gekko Twin Engine Models Nakajima Type 91 Models
Tachikawa Ki-9 Type 95 Models Tachikawa Ki-17 Models Tachikawa Ki-36 Models Tachikawa Ki-54 "Hickory" Models Tachikawa Ki-55 "Ida" Trainer Models Tachikawa Ki-77 Models Tachikawa Ki-94 Models Tachikawa Ki-106 Models Tachikawa KKY-1 Models Tachikawa KKY-2 Models Tachikawa KS Models
Ki-2 "Louise" Models Ki-4 Type 94 Models Ki-5 Models Ki-6 Models Ki-9 Type 95 Models Ki-10 "Perry" Models Ki-12 Models Ki-15 BABS Models Ki-16 Models Ki-17 Models Ki-21 "Sally" Models Ki-23 Models Ki-27 "Nate" Models Ki-28 "Bob" Models Ki-30 "Ann" Models Ki-32 "Mary" Models Ki-34 "Thora" Models Ki-36 Models Ki-41 Models Ki-43 Hayabusa "Oscar" Models Ki-44 Shoki "Tojo" Models Ki-45 Kai "Toryu" (NICK) Models Ki-46 Models Ki-48 LILY light Bomber Models Ki-49 Donryu Type 100 Twin Engine "Helen" Models Ki-51 Models Ki-54 "Hickory" Models Ki-55 "Ida" Trainer Models KI-56 "THALIA" Models Mitsubishi Ki-57 Models Ki-60 Models Ki-61 Models Ki-64 "Rob" Models Ki-66 Models Ki-67 Yasukuni "Peggy" Torpedo Bomber Models KI-76 "STELLA" Models Ki-77 Models Ki-78 Models Ki-79b Kamikaze Plane Model KI-83 RIKUGUN Models Ki-84 Hayate "Frank" Models Ki-86 "Cypress" Models KI-87 Fighter Models Ki-91 Models Ki-94 Models Ki-100-I KOH "TONY" Models KI-102 "RANDY" Models Ki-106 Models
More Japanese aircraft types are coming, I just need to continue my research.
Mitsubishi A7M2 Models
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Nakajima B5N1 Models Here
Nakajima B5N2 "Kate"
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
Aichi B7A2 Ryusei-Kai Grace
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
Paints Required (Black Yellow Green Brown Silver Neutral
|Aichi D3A1 "Val"|
Aichi D3A1 Val Models Here
Aichi D3A1 Val
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.
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
The 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
Paint Required (Yellow Green Brown Silver Neutral Gray Steel Flat
Aichi D3A1 "Val"
Haleiwa Scramble - Taylor
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.
|Kugisho D4Y4 "Judy"|
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
From 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.
D4Y4 "Judy" Aviation Art.
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.
|G3M2 Rikko "Nell"|
Performance Maximum speed: 375 km/h (233 mph; 202 kn)
G3M1 Model 11
G3M2 Model 21
G3M2 Model 22
G3M3 Model 23
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Betty Bomber Exhibit
Role Medium Range 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.
Kawanishi H8K "Emily" Flying Boat Models Here
|Mitsubishi Ki-21 "Sally"|
Role Medium bomber
The Aircraft's Specifications
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" Aviation Art.
|Nakajima Ki-27 "Nate"|
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.
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.Tigers Claws
Stan Stokes. Aviation Art
Ken Jernstedt, one of 39 Flying Tiger aces of World War II with 10
confirmed victories, has just defeated a Japanese Nakajima Ki-27 "Nate." 16"x
11"print is signed and numbered by the artist.
|Nakajima Ki-43 "Oscar" Hayabusa|
Ki-43 Minature Models Here
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.
Ki-43 Oscar Hayabusa
Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa in JAAF Service
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.
the Hard Way
Ki-43 Oscar Aces of World War 2
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 85
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, 7"x 9", softcover.
|Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki "Tojo"|
Ki-44 Shoki (Tojo)
Webmasters Note: Look at the similarity of this plane to the American fighter the P-47 Thunderbolt. P-47 Thunderbolt models Located Here
in the East
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
|Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu "Nick"|
Ki-45 "Nick" Everything
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.
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 11" limited edition print. #0007758 Price: $39.95
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). 24"x 18" limited edition print is signed
by the artist and Col. Ken Reusser.
|Mitsubishi Ki-46 "Dinah"|
Mitsubishi Ki-46 "Dinah"
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.
|Kawasaki Ki-48 Sokei "Lili" Type 99|
75th Sentai (Fight Regiment), 3rd Chutai (Company),
Day I Owned the Sky
|Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu "Helen"|
Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (Helen)
Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu
|Kawasaki Ki-61 HIEN "Tony"|
Kawasaki Ki-61 Tony
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
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.
to Hit the Silk
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.
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
of the USS Houston
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.
|Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate "Frank"|
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 Frank
Nakajima Ki-84 a/b Hayate
Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (Frank)
Kawasaki Ki-100 "Tony"
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
Aichi 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.
M6A1 Seiran 1/72 Kit
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|
Pearl Harbor 0755... While the Giant
Aviation Art Print
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.
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 11" 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. 6" wingspan; includes a display stand.
Japanese Special Attack Aircraft & Flying Bombs
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Awakening the Giant
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.
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 11" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Lance of the Samurai
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 11" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
|here to see Many more Japanese Fighters and Bombers.|
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
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
Ernie Pyle was probably the most famous War
Correspondent of World War 2. He died on
of Ie Shima located in the Western Pacific near Okinawa. This
exhibit has exclusive photos and stories about Ernie Pyle including the
Exhibit Added 14 June 2007
Look Here at the
True Story of the Surrender of Japan, What most People Don't Know
Japanese Propaganda Art Exhibit
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
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
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 HarborMitsubishi 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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