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Nakajima B5N2 Kate

“Dawn of Infamy” - Imperial Japanese Navy Kate, piloted by Mitsuo Fuchida from carrier Akagi, approaches Battleship Row over Pearl Harbor on the morning of December Original oil painting by aviation artist Kevin Weber. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

NAKAJIMA Ki-8 Experimental 2 seats Fighter [JAPAN-ARMY]

NAKAJIMA Ki-8 Experimental 2 seats Fighter [JAPAN-ARMY]

Mitsubishi G4M "Betty" - The G4M was similar in performance and missions to other contemporary twin-engine bombers such as the German Heinkel He 111 and the American North American B-25 Mitchell. These were all commonly used in anti-ship roles. The G4M Model 11 was prominent in attacks on Allied shipping from 1941 to early 1944, but after that it became increasingly easy prey for Allied fighters.

Mitsubishi Type 1 Model 11 Attack Bomber 'Betty', by Takayoshi Wada

Nakajima B6N Tenzan 'Jill' by Shigeo Koike

lex-for-lexington: “ Painting of a Nakajima Tenzan by Shigeo Koike.

The Mitsubishi A5M, Japanese Navy Type 96 carrier-based fighter (九六式艦上戦闘機), was the world's first monoplane shipboard fighter. The Allied codename was "Claude".

The Mitsubishi Japanese Navy Type 96 carrier-based fighter (九六式艦上戦闘機), was the world's first monoplane shipboard fighter. The Allied codename was "Claude".

The Aichi design started with low-mounted elliptical wings inspired by the Heinkel He 70 Blitz. It flew slowly enough that the drag from the landing gear was not a serious issue, so fixed gear was used for simplicity.

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