Arawasi contest #8

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Nakajima Ki-27 "Kyu Nana Sen" (Nate) - 九七式戦闘機

"Promising Heavy Industry of Manchukuo"

"The spirit of the factory workers will fly together with the soon-to-be-ready aircraft in the South"

"The wings are lining up ready to fly from the Manchurian skies to the front"

Patriotic uplifting captions with these vintage photos, from a September 22, 1943 magazine, offering good views of "Nates" during factory production. The location is probably the Harbin plant of Manshu Hikoki Seizo K.K. (Manchurian Aircraft Manufacturing Co., Ltd. or Manpi).   

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