Thursday, 30 April 2020

IJAAF & IJNAF wrecked aircraft #12 - Yokosuka, Kawanishi N1K "George" and more Pt.1

The clip today, from here, was taken in Yokosuka. The first shows the U.S. Marines landing on the seaplane ramps, right in front of huge mostly undamaged hangars, obviously full of aircraft, unfortunately not visible in the video. 

The camera then moves to the right and we see, what I believe to be, a Kyushu K11W "Shiragiku" upside down, more about this particular planes, later.
Then for only a few seconds we see at least two very interesting types, a Kawanishi N1K1-J "Shiden" (George), tail marking "ヨ-168"(Yo-168) and a Kawanishi N1K2-J "Shiden-kai", tail marking "ヨ-10?". In the background are different types of aircraft, one with tail marking "ヨ-140" and another "ヨ-157" (?). 

Then we get a panoramic view of the same area where we can see the "Shiden" "Yo-168" on the right. Behind it we can see the rest of the tail marking of the "Shiden-kai" "Yo-109", two more "Shiden-kai" "Yo-101 and "Yo-103 (? not very clear)". Note that all "George" have a yellow band above the tail marking.
In front of the "Yo-103(?)" is a Mitsubishi J2M "Raiden" in pretty bad condition and next to it most probably a Yokosuka K5Y "Akatonbo" (Willow) trainer, a floatplane version so K5Y2.

In the next still, right next to the "Willow" we can see, again most probably, an A6M2-N and then certainly a Kawanishi N1K1 "Kyofu" floatplane.  

Finally we see again the upside down "Shiragiku" and this time the tail marking is (almost visible) "Yo-860(?)".

1 comment:

Honza78 said...

So you are 100% right with the Kyushu K11W "Shiragiku". All the details confirm this.

Again an amazing piece of work. Thank you very much for the beautiful information.