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  1. Tzoli

    Japanese Radar Type Designation Systems

    I've tried to collect the WW2 Japanese radar Type designation systems with data and if possible photos and drawings. Gathered from these sources: http://www.combinedfleet.com/radar.htm http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/R/a/Radar.htm http://home.e01.itscom.net/ikasas/index.htm...
  2. Tzoli

    Foreign Warship Export Designs for Japan

    While Japan constantly grew in power since the Meiji restoration and being an island nation it's navy too had to have a prominent role in it's military forces The first warships of Japan were built in ofreign Yards mostly in British but there were quite a few French and a some from US yards as...
  3. Tzoli

    IJN Tosa-Kaga Class Design History

    For some time I've already made these drawings just not yet posted here. You can now see how the Tosa / Kaga class battleships evolved from an Improved Nagato to as laid down as a 5 turreted similar speed slightly larger battleship. Let us begin: Fast Nagato series: A-115...
  4. T

    Japanese aviation paintings during WW2

    I like japanese paintings, and I like WW2 aviation too, so what is better of japanese paintings about aircraft, painted during WW2? After a little search, I found the following, some taken from here: Zero fighter ready to take off from an aircraft carrier. It is also on the cover of this book...
  5. N

    Japanese Jet Engines of WWII

    Ah okay, that makes more sense. It seems the original description was incorrect. Justo, do you know where I can find more information regarding Japanese centrifugal-type jet engines? I’m curious how they compare to the axial series. and thanks for the amazing images and information, as always
  6. Tzoli

    The Great Kanto Earthquake and the hull of IJN Amagi

    It is well known fact that the hull of then under construction battlecruiser IJN Amagi lead ship of her class and which was chosen together with her sister IJN Akagi to become aircraft carriers got seriously damaged during the Great Kanto Earthquake happened in 1923 September 1st. Due to the...
  7. blackkite

    The Morita Aeroplane.

    Hi! The Morita Aeroplane. Source : ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAPANESE AIRCRAFT VOL.8 KYUSHU CONTENTS Blog of Shinzo Morita's son about his father.(Four pages) Some strange duplication include in English explanation. http://morita.shinzo.kei1.org/page4.html Brief biography of Shinzo Morita by his son...
  8. snark

    IJN Aircraft Official (Service) Designations

    Official Designation Other Designations; Originating manufacturer Allies (SWPA) Type-Year system introduced in 1921 Type F.5 Flying Boat F.5, Felixstowe; Hirosho Type Hansa Reconnaissance Seaplane W.29, Hansa; Yokosho Type 10 Carrier Fighter 1MF1, Mitsubishi Type 10 Carrier...
  9. T

    IJN experimental foreign aircraft

    Hi. From the Research Topics - Designations Systems Forum part: Are there any further data/infos/pics in japanese service available on these IJN experimental aircraft? Yours tom! ;)
  10. S

    Achevied IJN shinano

    Since the Shinano was sunk unachevied,I think it can count as a project. Regarding the deck paint,it was either a pattern like the one on the unryu class aircraft carrier or a grey deck,depend on the rule the carrier was used. Not all AA was installed on board too. Here are some interpretation ...
  11. Tzoli

    Amagi and Akagi Carrier Preliminaries

    Not long ago I've finished drawing the various Amagi/Akagi carrier designs I've found in the Hiraga archive. So I post them here now: Amagi Aircraft Carrier Preliminary Design 1 https://www.deviantart.com/tzoli/art/Amagi-Aircraft-Carrier-Preliminary-Design-1-827366018 This is something...
  12. Grey Havoc

    Secret Axis Flights

    (also mentions efforts planned or actually attempted with the Ju 290, Ju 390, and the Ki 77. Overlooks the Me 264 though.) The Rome-Tokyo flight was arguably one of the Regia Aeronautica's finest hours, though unfairly forgotten. https://comandosupremo.com/rome-to-tokyo/
  13. C

    IJN post Taiho fleet carrier plans

    Taiho was ordered as part of Maru 4 fleet expansion program. She was a compromised design, mating an armored flight deck to a Shokaku size hull, resulting in lower freeboard an reduced hangar capacity. The first, prewar, draft of the subsequent Maru 5 plan included 3 more armored carriers of a...
  14. M

    Japanese tanks and projects Pt.I

    Hello,for almost a year i was looking for japanese tanks/projects.I think everybody know about tanks like Chi-Ha or Chi-Nu.Unfortunately, not all tanks are as easy to find as Chi-Ha.In future I want to present a book called "Japanese tanks and projects".So today i want to show information that i...
  15. mackeebryanee13

    Anyone have a photo of Japanese ww2 Type 4 amphibious mines?

    Please. Anyone who have a rare photo of this landmine. Thanks
  16. Grey Havoc

    IJN Taihō-class 1st Line Armoured Carriers

    http://www.armouredcarriers.com/japanese-aircraft-carrier-taiho-armoured-flight-decks/ A nice look at the background of the Taihō-class program in general, along with an detailed overview of IJN Taihō herself. The fact that she doubled as a support carrier, for example, is often overlooked.
  17. C

    Japanese 'dream project' battleships and never built battleships

    Hello people! I'm looking for information about the following projects, some pure paper projects, other more serious proposals never come to fruition: -Kaneda battleship: an alleged 1914 study by Commander Kaneda about an half million ton battleship armed with 100 41cm guns in 50 double turrets...
  18. T

    never realized projects of Japanese destroyers ww2

    Hi dear people I know that the Japanese navy was testing the IJN Shimakaze destroyer it stayed by one example, so she was one of a kind. Does somebody know there were more paper project destroyers or a further developed version of the IJN Shimakaze?
  19. snark

    IJN Service Airplane Development Program Designations

    Hi Folks This is my list of (documented; not speculative) IJN Service Airplane Development Program designations. Any additions/corrections are welcome. This table is strictly for my own files. Thanks. Harry Known SADP Designations: • Kawanishi K-10 14-Shi High-speed Reconnaissance Seaplane...
  20. airman

    other less known japanese aircraft projects

    On wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_military_aircraft_designation_systems we have Nakajima Ki-13 ( attacker airplane) , Mitsubishi Ki-14 (recon. coop.) , Kawasaki Ki-22 , Tachikawa Ki-29 , Mitsubishi Ki-42 ( Heavy Bomber ) , Nakajima Ki-37 ( fighter) , Mitsubishi...