Air International 1980-11
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??? - Mitsubishi Ki.46 ... the Aesthetic Asiatic /Warbirds/
Mitsubishi Ki-46-III KAI из состава 16-й отдельной эскадрильи (докуритсу хикотай ). Хорошо видна направленная вверх 37-мм пушка, которая оказалась малоэффективной и была демонтирована.
A Ki.46-Hei KAI interceptor of the 16th Independent Fighter Company which operated from the home islands and from Okinawa during the final phase of the Pacific conflict.
The most widely utilised version of the Type 100 Command Reconnaissance Aircraft was the Ki.46-Otsu, the first Ha-102-engined model which saw service throughout the Pacific conflict.
В воздушном бою 9 августа 1945 г. советские истребители встретились с японскими самолетами Ки-46-II (на фото) и Ки-43
A Ki.46-Otsu of the 82nd Sentai, which, formed in the autumn of 1944, operated over China, Korea and Manchuria.
The most widely utilised version of the Type 100 Command Reconnaissance Aircraft was the Ki.46-Otsu, the first Ha-102-engined model which saw service throughout the Pacific conflict.
Ки.46-II из 81-го полка летит над джунглями
A Ki.46-Otsu of the 81st Sentai’s 2nd Chutai. The 81st was one of the first Sentais formed on the Ki.46 and saw service over China, Indochina, Malaya, Sumatra, Java and Burma.
Наиболее явным внешним отличием Ki-46-III была переработанная передняя часть фюзеляжа с фонарем кабины новой конструкции.
One of the prototypes of the turbo-supercharger-equipped Ki.46-Tei.
The refined Ki.46-Hei which first entered service in the summer of 1943, the example illustrated having originally been flown by the 17 th Chutai (the stylised characters for "17" being faintly seen on the fin) and subsequently abandoned after suffering damage in a strafing attack.
Mitsubishi Ki.46-Hei