Aeroplane Monthly 1974-01
J.Hooper - A shadow of the Rising Sun
Another Mitsubishi “Zeke”, this time an A6M5 (Model 52). Although better preserved, the damage done by locals and souvenir hunters is obvious
“. . . belly landed after an attack from the rear” A Nakajima Ki-43-II “Oscar” 2 (Army type 1) fighter.
Two views of one of the Kawasaki Ki-61-I “Tony” fighters on the airfield. The licence built Daimler-Benz engine is still in situ.
A Mitsubishi A6M3 “Zeke” fighter (Navy type 0 Model 32), propellers bent and tail grotesquely distorted.
An aerial view of a section of the airfield. The “Zero” is in the middle distance.
Two views of a Kawasaki Ki-48-II “Lily” bomber (Army type 99).
The Mitsubishi G4M1 “Betty” Naval attack bomber has its wings, complete with engines, detached, and laying nearby.
The only Yokosuka D4Y2 “Judy” 22 Naval dive bomber, minus engine.