Air International 1985-12
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??? - Kawanishi's Parasol Patroller /Warbirds/
Экспериментальная военно-морская летающая лодка 9-Shi стала прототипом H6K. ВМС Японии требовалась лодка, превосходившая по летным данным американскую Sikorsky S-42.
The Navy Experimental 9-Shi Flying Boat, the prototype of the H6K series, this, together with the third and fourth prototypes, eventually being re-engined and entering service as the H6K1.
H6K4-L transport flying boats from the Yokosuka Naval Base photographed at Ambon, Netherlands East Indies, in 1943.
10 августа 1945 г. мл. л-т Коршунов заявил о сбитии в районе северокорейского порта Расин японской четырехмоторной летающей лодки H6K
H6K4-L transport flying boats from the Yokosuka Naval Base photographed at Ambon, Netherlands East Indies, in 1943. Twenty H6K4-Ls were built, two others resulting from the conversion of H6K4 maritime patrol bombers, and several of these were assigned to Dai Nippon.
The H6K5, or Type 97 Flying Boat Model 23, was built as a safeguard against delays in service deliveries of the very much more advanced Type 2 Flying Boat, being used by both the Tokoh and Yokohama Kokutais, and their successors, the 801st and 851st Kokutais.
A newly completed H6K5 flying boat. Note the offset gun turret above the flight deck housing a 7,7-mm Type 92 machine gun.
An H6K5 photographed over the Marshall Islands from another 'boat of this type. Note the Type 91-3 torpedo on the rack spanning the bracing struts in the foreground.
Kawanishi H6K был чрезвычайно элегантным самолетом, по своему назначению сопоставимым с американской летающей лодкой PBY Catalina. Результаты испытаний H6K признали удовлетворительными, хотя мощность силовой установки была недостаточной.
H6K5 flying boats of the Yokohama Kokutai, these being the last production variant of the Type 97 'boat
An H6K2-L transport flying boat displaying the markings of the Air Technical Intelligence Unit after the end of hostilities
An H6K2-L transport flying boat expropriated by Indonesian forces and photographed at Surabaya, Java, after capture by the Dutch. Note the blue segment added by the Dutch to the Indonesian red and white fuselage marking aft of the surrender cross.
Kawanishi (H6K4) Type 97 Flying Boat Model 22
H6K4