Arawasi contest #8

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Mitsubishi Ki-15 / C5M (Babs) ー 九七式司令部偵察機

A photo from a vintage publication showing the Asahi Shimbun "Amakaze" (Heavenly Wind) before receiving the civilian designation J-BAAO. Asahi received "Amakaze" in 1939 on loan from the Navy after "Asakaze", another Babs from their fleet, was "conscripted".
The inscription under the fuselage reads "Asahi Dai 121go" (Asahi No. 121), the number within the newspaper fleet (It does not mean that Asahi had 120+ a/c in their fleet.)

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