Sunday, 4 March 2012

Mitsubishi A5M (Claude) / Soryu ー 九六式艦上戦闘機 / 空母蒼龍

We would like to share today a very rare photo from the Arawasi collection showing a "kyurokukansen" landing on what I believe is the deck of the aircraft carrier Soryu.
Exact time and location is unfortunately unknown but I'm confident it's in the late '30s, before the beginning of the Pacific War.
A small "correcting Wikipedia" detail: Soryu can only mean "blue dragon", not green. The first kanji of the name, SO (onyomi) or AO (kunyomi), means blue in Japanese.

今日はARAWASIコレクションの珍しい写真を紹介します。
空母蒼龍の飛行甲板に九六艦戦が着陸した時の撮影。
撮影日時と場所は不明ですが、太平洋戦争前のものと思われる。


    

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