Monday 6 April 2020

IJAAF & IJNAF wrecked aircraft #2 - Ordnance & Aichi E16A "Zuiun" (Paul)

The videos today were taken on the island of Amami Oshima and the first features an assortment of IJNAF ordnance, including cluster bombs. Then there are plenty of Navy Type 1 7.9mm flexible machine guns (licence copy of the German MG 15) that were installed on later types of IJNAF aircraft and curiously some Lewis guns normally installed on Japanese ships, not aircraft.
Finally, we can indulge ourselves on very rare footage of a wrecked Aichi E16A "Zuiun" (Paul) seaplane as well as one more seaplane of unknown type; maybe another "Zuiun" or a "Jake".


Dan Salamone said...

Great views of the ASW weapons at the end of the ordnance video. The ring welded onto the front of the weapon helped prevent the bomb/depth charge from skipping when it hit the surface of the ocean. Thanks for sharing this!


Honza78 said...

Again beautiful material.
The containers in the first video, these are Ta-Dan anti-aircraft ???