Carrier Akagi off Osaka, Japan with B1M and B2M aircraft on board, 15 Oct 1934

Caption   Carrier Akagi off Osaka, Japan with B1M and B2M aircraft on board, 15 Oct 1934 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseMaritime History and Science Museum, Kure, Japan
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 10 Jan 2012

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
7 Jul 2013 03:14:02 PM

PRE-WAR NAVY: BRIGHT COLORS Aircraft on flight deck are Mitsubishi B1M Type 87 and B2M, Type 89 Bombers. At this time the carrier would have a fighter group of Nakajima A2N Fighters. Pre-war aircraft were colored over-all silver w/red tails and red sun insignia in six positions The B1M and B2M were active up to 1937 the B2M was later replaced by the Yokosuka B4N "Jean" the B1M saw service into the late 1930s same for the Nakajima A2N Fighter. IMPROVED EQUIPMENT: By the start of the Pacific War, all or most bi-plane aircraft were replaced with improved low-wing monoplane designs. By 1940 most carrier groups were equipped with the new Mitsubishi A6M Zero Fighter, Nakajima B5N Torpedo Bomber and the Aichi D3A, Dive Bomber. The older A5M Claude and BYN "Jean" were still in service aboard the older carrier Hosho and saw action during the early months of the Pacific War. The older aircraft, were side-lined to training schools and served in other flying duties in Japan.

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