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What Cockpit? MK V

Old 21st Mar 2007, 16:27
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Old 22nd Mar 2007, 16:52
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Clue #1. The aircraft was not built in North America.
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Old 22nd Mar 2007, 21:04
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World War II and an Axis Power perhaps?
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Old 22nd Mar 2007, 21:46
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Perhaps with hinomaru markings?
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Old 22nd Mar 2007, 22:28
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I think you might be right there.
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Old 22nd Mar 2007, 22:32
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B*^ger!, now I've got to have a real good think!
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Old 22nd Mar 2007, 22:51
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Kitbag, fewer than 30 were built, and it never saw battle.
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Old 22nd Mar 2007, 22:55
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OK, ignore my pm please, save my embarassment!
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Old 23rd Mar 2007, 12:19
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Sorry for the delay in responding chaps and chapettes and thanks to evansb for keeping the ball rolling. It's a terrible thing when work keeps you away from Pprune!!

Is the current pic Soviet by any chance?
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I think kitbag established it was Japanese.
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Old 23rd Mar 2007, 13:25
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Kawasaki Ki61 Swallow?
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Old 23rd Mar 2007, 14:01
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Sorry, not the Ki61 Swallow. The protoypes were completed in late 1943, the production aircraft built in 1944-5. Here is the aft-cockpit.

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Old 23rd Mar 2007, 20:30
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Warning, thread hi-jack.

Sorry for not posting a pic after my successful effort in post #890, people. I was away at my daughter's wedding, and I had forgotten my password.
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Old 23rd Mar 2007, 21:26
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The Kawasaki Ki-96 was a Japanese heavy fighter of World War II. Manufacture did not proceed past the prototype stage.
The success of the Ki-45 Toryu led Kawasaki to start development of an evolved version. Three prototypes of the new Ki-96 two-seat fighter were constructed from August 1942. By late in that year, the J.A.A.F. were looking for a single-seat heavy fighter and Kawasaki were directed to convert the Ki-96. The first prototype was ready in September 1943. In the event, indecision by J.A.A.F. officials, who proved unable to integrate the new type into their plans, resulted in the Ki-96 first reverting to the two-seat design and finally being abandoned.
The wings and tail unit of the Ki-96 would, in due course, form part of the structure of the Ki-102 Randy.


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Old 23rd Mar 2007, 21:53
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Tiger_mate, sorry not a Kawasaki, although it does resemble the Yokosuka D4Y "Judy". It was designed to be employed in an unusual way. The aircraft's first operational mission was cancelled late in the war. The photo(s) are of the only known example extant.

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Old 23rd Mar 2007, 22:10
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Yokosuka E14Y "Glen" or Aichi M6A1 Seiran both launched from a submarine

The photo above is a 'Judy', the photographer had no idea what it was called.
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Old 23rd Mar 2007, 23:30
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tiger_mate, it is an Aichi M6A "Seiran" You have control, Sir.
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Old 24th Mar 2007, 13:07
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Intersting painting above right. The surrender of Japan is imminenet if not already occured, and the submariners in a last act of defiance are catapulting the aircraft overboard. It will not require floats as they intend to scuttle it, which is why they are attacking the floats with hammers and axes.
If anybody has a quizz ready to go, please launch now. Otherwise I will get back here asap.
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Old 24th Mar 2007, 14:15
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Its funny how the interior paint tells much about the crafts origins. That last one screamed Japan to me, as it did others I think.


Anyway, I will take Tiger up on his offer.
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