Nakajima Ki-43 "Hayabusa" (Oscar)

Thursday, 7 March 2013

3 in 1

A Type 97 Fighter or Nakajima Ki-27 "Nate", a Type 97 Command Reconnaissance or Mitsubishi Ki-15-I "Babs" and a Type 98 Direct Co-operation/Reconnaissance or Tachikawa Ki-36 "Ida" in this photo from a vintage magazine, demonstrating the differences in the design philosophy of the three major IJAAF aircraft producing companies visible in the cowling shapes.

2 comments:

Peter.zmet3kk said...

great picture :) love to see new photo depicting Ki-15.
if you have more pics of Ki-15/C5M please share them with us :)
thank you for the great work

Peter

Harold K said...

Wonderful photo; what is the date of the magazine?
Must be pre-Pacific War, judgsing by the paint schemes of the aircraft.