Air Pictorial 1959-09
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G.Heumann - The Mitsubishi Raiden
One of the three J2M1 Raiden prototypes which flew for the first time on 20th March 1942. These had an overall yellow finish to indicate their experimental status.
J2M1 fighters taking off on a sortie.
A J2M2, Raiden 21 with the inboard Type 99 Model 2 cannon removed.
The Mitsubishi "Jack" 11 Single-seat Naval Fighter (1,850 h.p. Mitsubishi Kasei 23 engine).
A J2M3 Raiden 21 which was evaluated by the Technical Air Intelligence Unit.