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Saturday, 30 March 2013
Vintage magazine cover
The March 1942 issue of magazine "Seinen" (Youth) featured the dorsal machine gunner of an Army Type 93 Twin-engine Light Bomber or Mitsubishi Ki-2-I while a pair of Mitsubishi Ki-30 "Ann" were in the background. The machine gun is a Type 89 7.7 mm twin flexible. The colours chosen for the illustration are surprisingly accurate and a good indication of the early IJAAF 2 or 3-tone camouflage of the 30s; dark green and earth sometimes with sandy yellow separated by white lines.