I've tried to collect the WW2 Japanese radar Type designation systems with data and if possible photos and drawings.
Gathered from these sources:
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...
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:
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...
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
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...
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.
Brief biography of Shinzo Morita by his son...
Other Designations; Originating manufacturer
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
Type 10 Carrier...
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 ...
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
This is something...
(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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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?
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...