Kawasaki Ki-32

Kawasaki Ki-32 Type 98 “Mary”

June 23, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Kawasaki Ki-32 was a light bomber of the Imperial Japanese Army. It was designed in response to an Army requirement for a new light bomber to replace the ancient Ki-3, but originally it lost […]

Khalkhin Gol Part 1: Border Wars

June 20, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Battle of Khalkin Gol, or the ‘Nomonhan Incident’ as the Japanese termed the battle, was the culmination of a series of skirmishes that had occurred along the disputed Mongolia-Manchukuo border. In 1938 Russian and […]

Polikarpov I-153

Polikarpov I-153

June 19, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Polikarpov I-153 was designed to improve on the performance of the I-15 whilst retaining the manoeuvrability inherent to biplane designs. Soviet doctrine of the time required a mixed for of fast monoplanes like the […]

Polikarpov R-5

Polikarpov R-5

June 15, 2015 PE Matt 0

Designed by Nikolai Polikarpov, the Polikarpov R-5 was a reconnaissance aircraft and light bomber that replaced the older R-1. In addition to being supplied in huge quantities to the Soviet air force, or VVS, it […]

Ki-30 Type 97

Mitsubishi Ki-30 Type 97 “Ann”

June 8, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Mitsubishi Ki-30 Type 97 was a light bomber of the Imperial Japanese Army, developed as a response to a requirement for a new aircraft to replace the obsolete Kawasaki Ki-3. The Mitsubishi design beat […]