Sunday, 4 March 2012

Mitsubishi A5M (Claude) / Soryu ー 九六式艦上戦闘機 / 空母蒼龍

We would like to share today a very rare photo from the Arawasi collection showing a "kyurokukansen" landing on what I believe is the deck of the aircraft carrier Soryu.
Exact time and location is unfortunately unknown but I'm confident it's in the late '30s, before the beginning of the Pacific War.
A small "correcting Wikipedia" detail: Soryu can only mean "blue dragon", not green. The first kanji of the name, SO (onyomi) or AO (kunyomi), means blue in Japanese.



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