B5N1 aircraft of a training unit in flight, date unknown

Caption   B5N1 aircraft of a training unit in flight, date unknown ww2dbase
More on...   
B5N   Main article  Photos  
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 30 Oct 2015

This photograph has been scaled down; full resolution photograph is available here (736 by 819 pixels).




Share this photograph with your friends:

 Facebook  Reddit
 Twitter  Digg
 Google+  Delicious
 StumbleUpon  


Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds

Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
21 Nov 2015 05:37:52 PM

B5N1 TRAINING FLIGHT:

Early Model 1, Nakajima B5N1 (Kate) looks like a training flight. Aircraft carries no bomb racks the Japanese character, stands for (KA-310) the Kate
was operated as both a torpedo and high-level bomber.

PRE WAR TRAINING:

Japanese Naval aircraft in late 1930s early 1940s before the Pacific war, were in natural aluminum with red tail and horizontal stabilizers, with the rising sun insignia in six positions, a blue-black scalloped was painted to the pilots windscreen.

The B5N1 was powered by 1 x Nakajima Hikari 2 single-row nine cylinder air-cooled radial engine, that gave the B5N1 a bulbous engine cowling. Designed in the 1930s, the B5N was a low wing monoplane of metal and aluminum construction, folding wings, fabric control surfaces, retractable landing gear, enclosed cockpit canopy for the
crew pilot/observer/bombardier/navigator and the radio operator/gunner.
The B5N1 was later replaced with the B5N2 this
model was used against the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7,1941. The older model 1s were used as trainers, target tugs, fast transport
and other second-line duties. File photograph shows that photo was taken from the second cockpit. The bumpers on the wing are stops for the upward folding wings hinging point that stopped over the cockpit canopy for ease of carrier stowage...

All visitor submitted comments are opinions of those making the submissions and do not reflect views of WW2DB.

Posting Your Comments on this Topic

Your Name
Your Email
 Your email will not be published
Comment Type
Your Comments
Security Code
 

 

Note: We hope that visitor conversations at WW2DB will be constructive and thought-provoking. Please refrain from using strong language. HTML tags are not allowed. Your IP address will be tracked even if you remain anonymous. WW2DB site administrators reserve the right to moderate, censor, and/or remove any comment. All comment submissions will become the property of WW2DB.

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites


Famous WW2 Quote
"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935