Nakajima Ki-43 "Hayabusa" (Oscar)

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Japanese Hanriot H.36

One Hanriot H.36 was imported by Mitsubishi in March 1928 and was tested in Kakamigahara by pilot Nakao who commented very favourably on the aircraft's flight characteristics. Neither the IJNAF nor the IJAAF were interested in the type though so it stayed with Mitsubishi as a research plane receiving the civilian registration J-BJDC. Photo below from a vintage magazine. 
Interestingly the very brief Wiki entry explains that the H.36 "was a twin-float equipped version" of the H.35. 
 
 

2 comments:

rlucas said...

Interesting! Are more pictures of this plane known? Does it carry a circular logo under the wing or is it a usual red circle?

Arawasi said...

Are more pictures of this plane known?
-Not AFAIK

Does it carry a circular logo under the wing or is it a usual red circle?
-It's the hinomaru and most probably the registration.