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The December 1954 edition of Air Trails magazine, a mere decade past the end of World War II, did a short feature on 11 of the Japanese Air Force's most important airplanes. Description and role for each model is brief.

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 Lieutenant) August 13, 2016
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Former Japanese fighter pilot 99-year-old Kaname Harada reflects on his nation's wartime past as Japan marks seven decades since the end of World War II.

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Short overview on the major shortcomings of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Air Arm and the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) in World War 2. Taking a look at the initial situation and the various errors committed by its leadership.

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 Lieutenant) March 21, 2016

A compilation footage out of actuality films of the imperial Japanese navy and army air forces in the 1930's and 40's:

  • 0:00 24 G4M2 Betty
  • 0:08 G3M Nell
  • 0:14 G4M Betty
  • 1:12 KI-21 Sally
  • 1:27 G4M Betty
  • 1:45 B5N Kate
  • 1:59 Shokaku
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 Lieutenant) November 26, 2015

Thanks to Dustin Adamson from OceanShutter.com, all of us can enjoy with these awesome images of the famous "Betty Bomber" wreck dive in Truk Lagoon. It is one of the must see dive sites when visiting Chuuk. Having been...read more

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