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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 […]

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 […]

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Mitsubishi Ki-21 Type 97 “Sally”

May 19, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Mitsubishi Ki-21 was a heavy bomber of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Pacific War. It was originally designed to meet a 1936 requirement of the IJA for a replacement for the Ki-1 and […]

Damaged Kanoya G3M

April 3, 2015 PE Matt 0

A gallery showing a damaged Kanoya G3M bomber on display in Japan, complete with bullet holes caused by Chinese fighters.

Mitsubishi A5M Type 96 “Claude”

March 28, 2015 PE Matt 0

The 9-Shi specification for an advanced carrier fighter was issued by the Japanese Navy in 1934, calling for an aircraft with a top speed of 350km/h (high for the time) and an ability to climb […]

Mitsubishi G3M Type 96 “Nell”

February 24, 2015 PE Matt 0

The origins of the Type 96 bomber, later codenamed “Nell” by the Americans, lay in Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto’s plans for attacking enemy battleships and land installations in the far reaches of the Pacific. The new […]

Mitsubishi Ki-2 Type 93 “Louise”

February 20, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Mitsubishi Ki-1 and Ki-2 bombers were both derivatives of the German-made Junkers K37. The sole K37 prototype was purchased by Japan in 1931, and briefly testing during the ‘Manchuria Incident’ that same year. The […]

Mitsubishi Ki-1 Type 93

February 18, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Mitsubishi Ki-1 and Ki-2 bombers were both derivatives of the German-made Junkers K37. The sole K37 prototype was purchased by Japan in 1931, and briefly testing during the ‘Manchuria Incident’ that same year. The […]

Mitsubishi B2M Type 89

February 8, 2015 PE Matt 0

In 1927 the Japanese Navy was looking for a replacement for its Type 13 torpedo bombers. Mitsubishi, hoping to win the contract, commissioned the British firm Blackburn Aircraft to produce a design. Blackburn elected to […]

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