Nakajima Ki-43 "Hayabusa" (Oscar)

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Hokoku #1 - #10

Here's a follow up from the previous posting (here). All photos from the Arawasi collection but unfortunately it seems that photos of Hokoku #3 and #4 are quite rare so we would appreciate it if anyone has any to share.
報国3号・4号の写真がありません。もし、お持ちの方がいらっしゃいましたら、メール下さい。

Kawanishi E5K1 Hokoku #1 - 90式3号水上偵察機

 Kawanishi E5K1 Hokoku #2 - 90式3号水上偵察機
Donated by citizens of Hyogo Prefecture on April 17, 1932.

Nakajima A2N Carrier Fighter Hokoku #5- 九〇式艦上戦闘機
Donated by citizens of Ishikawa Prefecture on June 12, 1932.

Yokosho E1Y Hokoku #6 - 一四式水上偵察機
Donated by citizens of Aichi Prefecture on July 10, 1932.


Nakajima A2N Carrier Fighter Hokoku #7- 九〇式艦上戦闘機
Donated by vocational schools from all over Japan on September 23, 1932.

Nakajima E4N2 Reconnaissance Seaplane Hokoku #8 - 九〇式二号水上偵察機
Donated by citizens of Kagoshima Prefecture on October 2, 1932. 

Mitsubishi 3MT2 Hokoku#9 - 十三式三号艦上攻撃機改造水上機
Donated by volunteer group living in the Kure Naval District (呉鎮守府管下有志) on October 2, 1932
Note the very different style of the inscription.

Nakajima A2N Carrier Fighter Hokoku #10 - 九〇式艦上戦闘機
 Donated by citizens of Saga Prefecture on October 2, 1932 

3 comments:

Harold K said...

Is there some documentary record which tells us what aircraft type(s) numbers 3 and 4 were?
Or, must we depend on photos turning up to know even that much?

Arawasi said...

According to the site

http://www.ne.jp/asahi/aikokuki/aikokuki-top/Houkokugou_List1.html

they were Mitsubishi B1M3 and they were donated by the Kure Naval District on June 19, 1932.

Harold K said...

Thanks George.