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流星 Only one aircraft only have survived the Smithsonian carrier-based attack aircraft Ryusei (Grace) current.

流星 Only one aircraft only have survived the Smithsonian carrier-based attack aircraft Ryusei (Grace) current.

Aichi M6A Seiran.  The new submarines and aircraft were assigned to the Japanese Imperial Navy's 1st Submarine Flotilla, comprising the two STo submarines, the I-400 and the flagship I-401, each carrying three Seirans together with two type AMs, the I-13 and I-14. The 1st Submarine Flotilla commenced training with the Seirans in January 1945, the crews gradually learning how to handle the submarines and aircraft.

Aichi M6A Seiran. The new submarines and aircraft were assigned to the Japanese Imperial Navy's 1st Submarine Flotilla, comprising the two STo submarines, the I-400 and the flagship I-401, each carrying three Seirans together with two type AMs, the I-13 and I-14. The 1st Submarine Flotilla commenced training with the Seirans in January 1945, the crews gradually learning how to handle the submarines and aircraft.

Mitsubishi G4M Betty bomber

Mitsubishi G4M Betty bomber

写真(左):人間爆弾「桜花」を搭載した一式陸上攻撃機;三菱G4Mは最高速度430kmの攻撃機(日本海軍では水平爆撃・雷撃を行う機種をさす)であるが,1トン以上ある「桜花」を胴体下に吊り下げてたため,空気抵抗も大きくなり,速度は350km程度に低下したであろう。「桜花」の攻撃は数回行われ、「桜花」20機以上が出撃したが、攻撃前に 母機の一式陸上攻撃機とともに撃墜されることが多く、「桜花」命中による撃沈は、駆逐艦「マナート・アベル」Mannert L. Abeleただ1隻である。

写真(左):人間爆弾「桜花」を搭載した一式陸上攻撃機;三菱G4Mは最高速度430kmの攻撃機(日本海軍では水平爆撃・雷撃を行う機種をさす)であるが,1トン以上ある「桜花」を胴体下に吊り下げてたため,空気抵抗も大きくなり,速度は350km程度に低下したであろう。「桜花」の攻撃は数回行われ、「桜花」20機以上が出撃したが、攻撃前に 母機の一式陸上攻撃機とともに撃墜されることが多く、「桜花」命中による撃沈は、駆逐艦「マナート・アベル」Mannert L. Abeleただ1隻である。

Betty G4M bomber of 801st Air Group, Japanese Navy 703rd Reconnaissance Flight Corps in flight, date unknown

[Photo] G4M bomber of 801st Air Group, Japanese Navy 703rd Reconnaissance Flight Corps in flight, date unknown

Betty G4M bomber of 801st Air Group, Japanese Navy 703rd Reconnaissance Flight Corps in flight, date unknown

A Mitsubishi Ki-46-II Type 100 in flight.  On 12 December 1937, the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force issued a specification to Mitsubishi for a long-range strategic reconnaissance aircraft to replace the Mitsubishi Ki-15. The specification demanded an endurance of six hours and sufficient speed to evade interception by any fighter in existence or development.

A Mitsubishi Ki-46-II Type 100 in flight. On 12 December 1937, the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force issued a specification to Mitsubishi for a long-range strategic reconnaissance aircraft to replace the Mitsubishi Ki-15. The specification demanded an endurance of six hours and sufficient speed to evade interception by any fighter in existence or development.

一式陸攻

一式陸攻