It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky, Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
— Helen Keller, at age 74, on flight around the world, news reports of 5 February 1955
This is just a WAGBut would it be the Lockheed Electra ( as the Tachikawa ) ? I also am pretty sure they operated the DC-2 ( Nakajima AT-2 / Ki-34 )
Not to monopolize your blog but didn't they operate the DC-3 also (Showa L2D )
Hi Charles,Good guesses, but the Nakajima AT-2/Ki-34 was a smaller development of the DC2. I'm still looking for some references to the other aircraft, but I suspect that they are in a similar boat.What I am looking for is an American designed and built aircraft that was legitmately exported to Japan.
That would be as follows.North American AT-6/SNJ Texan or as we know it the Harvard.Japan acquired a license to build the BC-1 in 1939.The Japanese Navy procured 176 for use as intermediate trainers designated Kyushu K10W1. The Allied code name was "Oak". Been busy just saw this now.
Hi Nick,Yes, and no. I'm thinking that my question could have been worded better, but here's the key thing:Built in the USA, exported to Japan :-)BTW - sorry I didn't get up to see you. Weather, aircraft and pilot were not up to it :-(
They were built and shipped althhough i beleive the last lot were assembled in Japan.No Worries weathers been a tad undesirable of late although some of the guys got up today for a quick roar round before it all went belly up. check the Blog for details.Cheers Nick
Ok, here's another hint...It's a fighter, and it was obsolete by the start of the war. Pxx :-)
Hi Nick,Almost right, but I'll give it to ya!The "Peashooter" was actually the P26, and the aircraft in question was the P35. The P35 was also operated by Sweden.Cheers,Rodney
I actually said the P-35 first which i posted before the P-36 but not there oh well it was a P something was sure of it.
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