Saturday, 30 August 2014

Tsukuba Kaigun Kokutai Kinenkan #3

In a separate room next to the Zero relic there is a collection of very interesting relics.
In one cabinet there are some Zero instrument panel samples from the collection of Nakamura-san.
Check HERE for his site and here for some more detailed photos.

On the other side there are some pieces from the collection of Kojima-san. Starting with half a Manshu Ki-76 propeller!

Followed by a Nakajima Ki-43 "Hayabusa" tire.

The inscription reads: "日本タイヤ株式会社 NO" (Nippon Taiya Kabushiki Gaisha NO - Nippon Tire Co. Ltd.)

"常用内圧 4.5 kg/cm2 " (Joyo naiatsu -regular internal pressure)  "6層" (6so - 6 ply rating)

"昭和18年12月製" (Showa 18nen 12gatsusei - manufactured December 1943)

And finally a beautiful Nakajima Ki-27 "Nate" wheel. Note the colours!!!

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