Nakajima Ki-43 "Hayabusa" (Oscar)

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Mitsubishi J2M3 "Raiden" (Jack) - 海軍局地戦闘機 「雷電」

A NARA photo of what looks like a Mitsubishi J2M3 found at the end of the War in Japan probably in the Mitsubishi factory in Suzuka, Mie prefecture, where Raiden production was concentrated after the Summer of 1944. Suzuka is famous for its F1 racing circuit.
Although revealing a lot of details of the Kasei 23a engine, this particular photo is surprisingly not often reproduced in books.

1 comment:

Mike Goodwin said...

Excellent picture, thank you very much!