Friday, 18 December 2015

Tachikawa Ki-36 "Ida" - Unknown Unit - video

A small news clip from the NHK collection featuring Tachikawa Ki-36 "Ida" in the skies over North Manchuria in March 1942. The narrator explains how the ground and air forces of the Kwantung Army are doing their best to protect the northern borders of the Empire in harsh weather conditions.
 
 
 
Of particular interest is the small "chokyo" (direct cooperation) unit which carries a completely unknown tail marking that appears on this video for the first time. Note that some of the "Ida" have their tail wheel cover removed.

1 comment:

David Brizzard said...

Well, you went and did it again. Found another little jewel.
Thank you for these short, but most enjoyable, treasures.
Please keep up the good work. More floatplanes...yes !!!