Friday, 30 June 2017

"Okinawa 1945" colour - video

Perhaps you've seen these videos before, perhaps you haven't. In any case, here they are.
I found them on YouTube, HERE, and the source as they explain is the ROMANO-ARCHIVES'.
And here's the link one more time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2lgrnMIMAk
 
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 Let's see some interesting stills.
A Mitsubishi Ki-51 "Sonia". Note the gun camera mount on the wing.

Another "Sonia" of an unknown unit.

"Sonia" and Tachikawa Ki-36 "Ida"

"Sonia" canopy and cockpit
 
And a surprise; a Mitsubishi Ki-109. This video was taken at the Kurume airfield, Fukuoka prefecture. The particular type was used from that airfield to escort ships travelling between Shimonoseki and Busan in Korea. It was designed as an interceptor but the performance left much to be desired so most of them were set aside to be used in attacks against the Japan mainland invasion fleet. 

These two stills below show the tail gun of a "Hiryu", perhaps the tail of the above Ki-109.

5 comments:

Jan Kaňov said...

Super!!!!!!

D. Chouinard said...

Just tried to watch the video on Youtube, and it says that it's "not available" in my country?

Arawasi said...

Well D....you know who's all for isolationism for the US, right?

D. Chouinard said...

Yep. Elect a clown, expect a circus. (in our case it was a choice of clown 1 or clown 2.)That's all I'll say here.....

Rodney Lincoln said...

Can you provide the actual link here in the comment section? Seems the company who sells these videos is not in business as most links to them are null and void.