Sunday 23 July 2017

"Okinawa 1945" colour pt.2 - video

And here's the second video. The source is, HERE.

A few interesting stills.
First the heavily camouflaged Mitsubishi Ki-51 "Sonia", unit unknown.

And the Kawasaki Ki-61 "Hien" of the 23rd Dokutritsu Hiko Chutai (Independent Company) which was based on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture from March 26 until middle of April 1945 to escort toko aircraft. So, the "Hien" in the video could be one that made an emergency landing on Okinawa or this video was shot on Ishigaki Island. 


The kit slayer said...

Good post for which I have a question. The camo pattern on the "Sonia" was it continued over the control surfaces.? or were the control surfaces IJA grey ,similar to the "Hien."

Arawasi said...

Kit slayer - The overall color of the "Sonia" was IJA Grey over which the green camo was applied, including the control surfaces.