Chuyo at Truk, Caroline Islands, May 1943; note sister ship Unyo on left

Caption   Chuyo at Truk, Caroline Islands, May 1943; note sister ship Unyo on left ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseMaritime History and Science Museum, Kure, Japan
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 25 Oct 2007

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1. buy papers says:
20 Jul 2011 03:59:15 AM

You know I'm really fond of old technics and guns!
2. Anonymous says:
30 Nov 2012 09:57:10 AM

anyone seem to know what kind of aircraft those are on the deck? they look like two engined aircraft.
3. Cap says:
15 Jan 2013 10:24:39 PM

They are Nakajima B5Ns. The American code name for them was Kate. That would be the largest aircraft she could cary. She carried 21 A6M Zeros and 9 B5Ns.
4. Anonymous says:
5 Feb 2014 12:30:47 PM

I respectfully submit that these are NOT Nakajima B5N2 Kate torpedo planes. These are twin engine aircraft and the Kate is a single engine ship. It is possible that Chuyo is ferrying aircraft to or from the base.
5. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
5 Feb 2014 05:49:35 PM

To #4 Anonymous:
I respectfully concur that these are not B5Ns. The twin engines, the round bulbous nose, and the angle they sit on the deck leaves little doubt that these are Mitsubishi G3M “Nell” bombers. Since these were not carrier aircraft, I also agree that they were most likely being ferried aboard the carrier.
6. Anonymous says:
15 Jan 2017 09:44:23 PM

Aircraft parked on the deck are believed to the Navy twin engine night fighter "Gekko" (Allied codename "Irving").

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