Nakajima Ki-27

Kato Hayabusa Sento-tai (1944)

November 26, 2015 PE Matt 0

Kato Hayabusa Sento-tai, or “Kato’s Falcon Corps”, is a 1944 propaganda film that depicts the fictionalised career of IJAAF pilot Tateo Kato, who led the 64th Sentai during the early months of the Pacific War. […]

Douglas B-18 Bolo

November 25, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Douglas B-18, later given the popular name ‘Bolo’, was designed in response to a 1934 request for a bomber to replace the Martin B-10 and B-12, which at the time made up the bulk […]

Gallery: Pearl Harbor, December 7th 1941

November 17, 2015 PE Matt 0

On December 7th 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, thus beginning the Pacific War. This gallery includes images from before, during and after the attack.

Dornier Do 24

November 16, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Dornier Do 24 was a long range reconnaissance flying boat designed for the Dutch Marine-Luchtvaartdienst (MLD) to operate in the Netherlands East Indies. There it would replace the older Dornier Do J Wal flying […]

The Invasion of Malaya

November 6, 2015 PE Matt 0

The jewel of the British Empire in Asia was the island city-state of Singapore, which was strategically located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula. The city controlled the sea routes between the Indian Ocean […]

Mitsubishi Ki-51 Type 99 “Sonia”

November 5, 2015 PE Matt 0

In December 1937 the Japanese Army requested that Mitsubishi work on a development of their Ki-30 light bomber, with an emphasis on creating a new light bomber that could operate from advanced airfields very close […]

Bristol Blenheim

November 4, 2015 PE Matt 0

Originally designed in response to a challenge by Lord Rothermere for a high-speed passenger aircraft, the Bristol Blenheim was a light bomber of the Royal Air Force. The design by the Bristol Aeroplane Company proved […]

Mitsubishi F1M Type 0 “Pete”

November 3, 2015 PE Matt 0

In 1934 the Japanese Navy issued request for a new observation seaplane, to fly from battleships and cruisers and perform gunfire spotting duties. Existing seaplanes were primarily reconnaissance types, tasked with finding the enemy in […]