Aichi D3A

Aichi D3A Type 99 “Val”

August 6, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Imperial Japanese Navy’s 11-Shi requirements for new aircraft, issued in 1936, included a request for a monoplane dive bomber to replace the biplane D1A. Both Nakajima and Aichi produced designs but it was the […]

Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter

August 5, 2015 PE Matt 0

A USAAF training video on recognition of the Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Type 0 fighter, also known as “Zeke”. The film identifies the key characteristics of the Zero and compares them to those of the Curtiss […]

Nakajima B5N

Nakajima B5N Type 97 “Kate”

August 5, 2015 PE Matt 0

In 1935 the year’s 10-Shi requirements included a request by the IJN for a new torpedo bomber to replace the B3Y Type 92, and the interim B4Y Type 96, which were both considered to be […]

A6M Type 0

Mitsubishi A6M Type 0 “Zeke/Hamp”

August 4, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Mitsubishi A6M was designed by the legendary aircraft engineer Jiro Hirokoshi in response to the Japanese’s Navy’s 12-Shi requirement for a new carrier fighter to replace the A5M Type 96. The request called for […]

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