Nakajima Ki-43 "Hayabusa" (Oscar)

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Mitsubishi Type "Karigane" - Ki-15 (Babs)

A photo from a vintage publication featuring three Mitsubishi Type "Karigane" (wild goose), the civilian version of the Army Type 97 Command Reconnaissance or Ki-15. From left to right:
"Kamikaze" J-BAAI, the record breaking aircraft with green camouflage in this photo.
"Asakaze" J-BAAL (morning wind)
"Sachikaze" (lucky wind).
At some point Asahi Shimbun gave "Asakaze" on loan to the IJNAF and received "Sachikaze" instead with no civilian registration. This photo is most interesting as it shows all of them together. 
 

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