Category Archives: Japan

Kawanishi N1K2-J “George”

The Japanese aircraft industry produced some excellent high performance fighters towards the end of the war. The N1K was generally considered the very best among the naval types. Join me for a look at fighter that Allied pilots were thankful … Continue reading

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Komatsu G40

The Japanese were behind other major powers in the development of wartime construction equipment, but late in World War II this bulldozer was used in expanding airfields and roads in the shrunken Empire. Join me for a brief look at … Continue reading

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Aichi M6A

This sleek looking float-plane just missed combat in World War II and was part of a unique operation. After the jump, a look at a particularly intriguing “what if”.

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Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 32 Hamp

The least successful variant of the Zero, the Hamp also may have had one of the most confusing designations! After the jump, a look at the first major upgrade of Mitsubishi’s legendary fighter.

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Nakajima Ki-44 Tojo

Another atypical Japanese fighter, designed in direct response to how the Japanese saw international trends in aerial combat. After the jump, a Japanese interceptor.

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Mitsubishi J2M3 Jack

The Jack was a capable interceptor designed to bring down heavy bombers. Join me for a brief look at an atypical Japanese fighter.

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Type 95 Kurogane 4 x 4

After the jump, a look at a basic Japanese staff vehicle.

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