Nakajima Ki-43 "Hayabusa" (Oscar)

Friday, 31 May 2013

VIPs

On October 26, 1922 "H.I.H. The Prince Regent (Hirohito) visited the Flying Corps, Tokorozawa.
During the day he visited the main hangar (photo) escorted by the schoolmaster of the Tokorozawa Aviation School, Maj General Arikawa and took a tour in the aircraft assembly workshop, the balloon unit, the pigeon signal unit and the artillery spotting and reconnaissance balloon unit. The programme also included a parachute drop by 1st Ltd Iijima.
A number of Army Otsu-1 Reconnaissance (Salmson 2A2) are visible in the photo.

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