Thursday, 30 July 2015

Japanese Curtiss T-32 Condor II

In the Battle of Hong Kong the Japanese Army captured a number of aircraft, among them at least a couple of Curtis T-32 Condor II. Nick Milman has posted an excellent piece on his blog, HERE, detailing the story of this particular type of aircraft and the aerial defence and battle of Hong Kong. What we can add is the photo below from a vintage publication and the extra information that the Japanese removed the seats from the aircraft modifying it to a transport able to carry two tonnes of cargo and fly for about 10 hours.
 

2 comments:

Harold K said...

Wow ... thanks to you and Straggler for this. I've been reading about WWII aviation for over 50 years but never knew of Japanese forces capturing and using Condors.

Gary Lai said...

This is T-32C ex. China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) CN-40/ NX12383.