Aircraft Unit Identification

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Re: Aircraft Unit Identification

Post by Luftflotte2 » 07 Mar 2011 15:35

More from http://www.warbirdphotographs.com/

Ki-49s of Hamamatsu Flight Training Division
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Re: Aircraft Unit Identification

Post by Luftflotte2 » 08 Mar 2011 01:19

Actually I have a question! Why do some aircraft of Hamamatsu Flight Training Division have stripes and others have a number?

Anyway here is a Ki-67 of the 1st Chutai, 74th Bomber Sentai. Based at Obihoro, May 1945. The first Chutai hat the numbers 100-199.
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Re: Aircraft Unit Identification

Post by Luftflotte2 » 09 Mar 2011 02:51

Luftflotte2 wrote:Actually I have a question! Why do some aircraft of Hamamatsu Flight Training Division have stripes and others have a number?
Actually I have answered my own question. Hamamatsu Flight Training Division aircraft were assigned numbers from 1944 onwards, before that they used stripes.

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Re: Aircraft Unit Identification

Post by Luftflotte2 » 13 Mar 2011 01:06

74th bomber Sentai again

All aircraft from the 1st Chutai
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Re: Aircraft Unit Identification

Post by Luftflotte2 » 13 Mar 2011 01:17

Ki-51s from the 44th Bomber Sentai, 1st Chutai. Probably China 1943.

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Re: Aircraft Unit Identification

Post by Luftflotte2 » 13 Mar 2011 01:21

Ki-61s of Akeno Flight School.
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Re: Aircraft Unit Identification

Post by Luftflotte2 » 13 Mar 2011 01:24

Ki-61s of Akeno Flight School.
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Re: Aircraft Unit Identification

Post by Luftflotte2 » 13 Mar 2011 01:46

7th Bomber Sentai Ki-67s.

From Spring 1944 to the end of the war the 7th Sentai had a code of 7- and..
numbers 01-30 =1st Chutai
numbers 40-60 =2nd Chutai
numbers 70-90 =3rd Chutai

1. 7-60 so its from the 2nd Chutai
2. same aircraft
3. tail code 7-77 so its from the 3rd Chutai, also note the small yellow stripe on the tail. Taiwan, 19th of Novmber 1944.

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Re: Aircraft Unit Identification

Post by Luftflotte2 » 13 Mar 2011 01:56

Ki-67s again from the 7th Bomber sentai, same source.

1. Some aircraft of the 7th Bomber Sentai formed the Fugaku Tai To-Go, a special attack group. This special ki-67 (Ki-167 "Sakura-dan") is equipped with a thermite bomb of 2,900 kg (6,400 lb). This aircraft was one of only two made. So not all aircraft of Fugaku special attack group used the Ki-167.

2. This aircraft was subject to a colour plate which says this aircraft was of the the first Chutai which had a red colour tail tip. But now it has been transferred to the 2nd Chutai hence the blue stripe below and the numbers 7-56. This aircraft was based at Katori, Chiba Prefecture, January 1945.

3. First Chutai
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Re: Aircraft Unit Identification

Post by Luftflotte2 » 15 Mar 2011 00:45

Apparently the 951st Kokutai again as on page 2.

This photo is from a forum I can't remember, the picture is originally taken by an American photographer (navy I think).
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Re: Aircraft Unit Identification

Post by Luftflotte2 » 15 Mar 2011 01:06

I'd would like to know the ID of this unit, which apparently has retained Ki-27s till the end of the war.
Again from the forum I can't remember :|
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Re: Aircraft Unit Identification

Post by windswords » 15 Mar 2011 01:32

If the photo was taken in 1945 I would guess a training unit.

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Re: Aircraft Unit Identification

Post by Luftflotte2 » 15 Mar 2011 04:57

Yes taken in Japan, 1945. Alright so any specific training unit?

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Re: Aircraft Unit Identification

Post by Luftflotte2 » 16 Mar 2011 03:45

Taken aboard the Akitsu Maru can anyone read the tail?
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Re: Aircraft Unit Identification

Post by Peter H » 16 Mar 2011 07:35

From: http://forum.book.sina.com.cn/

Ki-61s of...?
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