A modern replica of D3A dive bomber in flight, 27 Apr 1986

Caption   A modern replica of D3A dive bomber in flight, 27 Apr 1986 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Department of Defense
Identification Code   DF-ST-91-10602
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 12 May 2013

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
12 May 2013 01:25:50 PM


Aircraft started out as a Vultee-Valiant BT-13
basic trainer, this type of aircraft trained tens of thousands of pilots during WWII.


Nine were modified to replicate the Japanese Navy Aichi Type 99, D3A (Val) Dive Bomber for the 1970 film Tora, Tora, Tora. Along with other modified Vultee BT-13s and North American T-6 Texan aircraft to replicate the Japanese Navy B5N(Kate Torpedo Bomber)and the Mitsubishi A6M Zero for the movie.


Tora, Tora, Tora this 1970 movie dramatized the events leading up to the December 7,1941 attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese Naval Forces. The film
explored both the American and Japanese views.
I'm gonna call it a day and watch the 1970 movie Tora, Tora, Tora...

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