B5M torpedo bomber in flight, date unknown

Caption   B5M torpedo bomber in flight, date unknown ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 17 Jan 2012

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
16 Oct 2011 07:41:07 PM

Saw photograph of this aircraft B5M "Mabel"
in front of Mitsubishi Co.Hanger, character
on tail could be for a prototype/development
aircraft, but this is only my guess.

Aircraft looks like its in natural metal w/black engine cowling w/black scallops from engine to foward of cockpit, red scallops on landing gear leg.
If anyone understands Japanese I would like to know what the character means.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
9 Dec 2011 03:49:31 PM

Mitsubishi B5M1 "Mabel' aircraft operated by
Suzuka Kokutai tail number Su-331 was a training unit. Aircraft were fitted to carry
250kg/500lb bomb. I was close on this one the tail marking, was a development/training unit.

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