Apophenia said:That Flight article also mentions use by the Japanese Army of Junkers Ju-86 and Ju-87, Fiat CR-42 and BR-20, as well Koolhoven FK.58s.
Presumably the Ju-86 refers to the Manshukoku Koku KK airliners (or misidentified G3M Nells). I'm guessing that "FK.58" is an attempt at identifying the Ki-43. But what could the CR-42 ref be?
I agree with Pelzig. It is also noteable that Roland Payen had, in fact, done some design work for the Japanese (see Dannysoar's excellent payen pages).Pelzig said:I make the argument that the Suzukaze 20 was, in fact, inspired by the aircraft of Nicholas Roland Payen. The parallels are too great to ignore. ;D
There were actually two Mitsubishi T.K.4 Type 0 aircraft. The initial one was similar to a Bf 110 and this was described in the "Flight" issue. At some point, the plane evolved in the Japanese Aircraft Manual, O.N.I. 249, into the Fokker D.XXIII copy using radials, though the T.K.4 moniker was dropped and it remained simply the Mitsubishi Type 0.
hesham said:And I think also this aircraft was fake design.
johnmellberg said:I certainly didn't mean to imply that there aren't fakes, promoted during the period or in modern times.
I only mean to infer that sometimes there is a grain of truth behind even some of the more far-fetched
ones. My suggestion is that the Suzukaze may have found its inspiration in the fact that Roland Payen
had worked with Mitsubishi..
There are certainly a lot of fake things being promoted, particularly in the area of german 'paper projects'.
I am very skeptical of things like the 'Hannebu' disks and german research into 'zero-point' etc.
Ironically, many otherwise credible people have been seduced by such things.
I had the same reaction.Pelzig said:For example, the fantasy Nakajima AT27 (code named "Gus") smacks of the Kawasaki Ki-64. It uses a similar engine arrangement, uses a surface evaporation cooling network, and one of the original art pieces for it has the number "64" on the fuselage. That is a lot of coincidence. ;D