Air Enthusiast 1973-06
E.Sekigawa - The Undeclared Air War
Despite its obsolescence, the Kawasaki Type 95-II was committed to the conflict from 26 August with the 33rd Sentai.
Tupolev TB-3 heavy bombers harassed Japanese lines of communication and troop concentrations by night.
The Kawasaki Type 98 (Ki-32) light bomber made its appearance on the Nomonhan plateau late in the conflict, being flown by the 45th and 65th Sentais. Teething troubles with its 12-cylinder liquid-cooled engine inhibited its use.
The Tachikawa Type 98 (Ki-36), below, proved extremely efficacious in the close support and army co-operation roles.
One Nakajima Type 97 transport of the Headquarters Flight of the 2nd Hikoshidan was destroyed by strafing at Hoshiu airfield, an example of the commercial version, the AT-2, being illustrated below.