Nakajima Ki-43 "Hayabusa" (Oscar)

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Artist Kabashima Katsuichi - Sokei

Beautiful pen illustration by artist Kabashima Katsuichi from a vintage, July 1942, publication, entitled: "Flying over the nountains of Arakan, sokei are attacking India". "Sokei" is the nickname of the Kawasaki Ki-48 "Lilly", from the Japanese designation "Kyu kyu shiki Sokei bakugekiki" (Type 99 Twin-engine light bomber). The "双" (so) part means "twin" while "軽" (kei) means "light".