Imperial Japanese Army Aircraft Operating manuals

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Imperial Japanese Army Aircraft Operating manuals

Post by TISO » 28 Jul 2021 14:03

I posted 2 links to Japanese army airplane operation manuals in 2 threads asking specific questions.
I scrounged the japanese archive without any knowledge of japanese and found a few similar books. I'm posting them here. I hope they will be of some use. If anyone with operating knowledge of japanese (whistling and discretly looking in direction of Fontessa) manages to find more please post them. If it is against forum rules then i hope moderators will be gentle.


Mitsubishi Ki-1:
Manual for operating Type 93, heavy bomber model No. 2 with drawings prepared by Army Air headquarters, May 1935. Report No. 15n(1), USSBS Index Section 2
https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815743

Nakajima Ki-4:
Manual for operating Type 94, reconnaissance plane with drawings prepared by Army Air headquarters. May 1937(revised). Report No. 15n(4), USSBS Index Section 2
https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815746

Tachikawa Ki-9:
Manual for operating Type 95 (Model 1B), training plane with drawings prepared by Army Air headquarters, November 1938. Report No. 15n(5), USSBS Index Section 2
https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815747

Mitsubishi Ki-15 II:
Manual for operating Type 97, headquarters, reconnaissance plane (Model No. 2) with drawings prepared by Army Air headquarters, March 1941. Report No. 15n(9), USSBS Index Section 2
http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815750?__lang=en

Mitsubishi Ki-21 IIa:
Manual for operating Type 97 (Model No. 2), heavy bomber with drawings prepared by Army Air headquarters, October 1941. Report No. 15n(11), USSBS Index Section 2:
http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815752

Kawasaki Ki-32:
Manual for operating Type 98, light bomber with drawings prepared by Army Air headquarters, September 1939. Report No. 15n(6), USSBS Index Section 2:
http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815748

Tachikawa Ki-36:
Manual for operating Type 98, direct cooperation plane with drawings prepared by Army Air headquarters, August 1940. Report No. 15n(3), USSBS Index Section 2:
http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815745

Nakajima Ki-43:
Manual for operating Type 1, fighter plane, with drawings prepared by Army Air headquarters, January 1942. Report No. 15n(12), USSBS Index Section 2
http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815753

Oxygen inspirator for Type 1 (Model 3), fighter, April 1945, Army Air Inspector General. Report No. 15n(37), USSBS Index Section 2
http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815780

Mitsubishi Ki-46:
Oxygen inspirator for Type 100, headquarters reconnaissance plane (Model 3 and 4), by Army Air Inspector General(two copies). Report No. 15n(40), USSBS Index Section 2
https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815783

Kawaski Ki-48:
Manual for operating Type 99 (Models 1 and 2), twin-engined light bomber, published by Tokorozawa Army Air Maintenance school, October 1944. Report No. 15n(13), USSBS Index Section 2:
http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815754

Nakajima Ki-49:
Manual for operating Type 100, heavy bomber with drawings by Army Air headquarters, August 1941. Report No. 15n(10), USSBS Index Section 2:
http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815751

Mitsubishi Ki-51:
Manual for operating Type 99, Army reconnaissance and Type 99 Army assault plane with drawings prepared by Army Air headquarters, March 1941. Report No. 15n(8), USSBS Index Section 2
https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815749

Mitsubishi Ki-67:
Oxygen inspirator for Type 4, heavy bomber, March 1940, by Army Air Inspector General. Report No. 15n(39), USSBS Index Section 2
https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815782

Douglas DC-2:
Manual for operating Model DC-2, Nakajima "Douglas" passenger plane, published by Nakajima Aircraft Corporation, October 1935. Report No. 15n(2), USSBS Index Section 2:
http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815744
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Re: Imperial Japanese Army Aircraft Operating manuals

Post by fontessa » 28 Jul 2021 15:07

Hello TISO,

It is incredible!
I thank you very much for showing very valuable materials.
Do I have any chance to see the similar for IJN airplanes?

Again thank you!

fontessa

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Re: Imperial Japanese Army Aircraft Operating manuals

Post by TISO » 28 Jul 2021 15:55

Try searching the japanese archive in question. I found these by blindly copy pasting phrases into search function. I concentrated on aircraft (my point of interest as a modeller).
As said i don't have a clue about japanese i think you would be much more succesfull than me.
Me posting the links is acctually cry for help with it.

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Re: Imperial Japanese Army Aircraft Operating manuals

Post by TISO » 28 Jul 2021 18:15

Huh after trying "Army Air Headquarters" in search function, i added Ki-1, Ki-4, Ki-9 and Ki-51 to the list and Ki-46 III/IV and Ki-67 oxigen inspirators

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Re: Imperial Japanese Army Aircraft Operating manuals

Post by Eugen Pinak » 29 Jul 2021 09:58

fontessa wrote:
28 Jul 2021 15:07
Hello TISO,

It is incredible!
I thank you very much for showing very valuable materials.
Do I have any chance to see the similar for IJN airplanes?

Again thank you!

fontessa
There seem to be no manuals for IJN aircraft there. There are some manuals for IJN aircraft engines and other equipment, as well as IJA aircraft engines and equipment, there. Do you need links for them?

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Re: Imperial Japanese Army Aircraft Operating manuals

Post by fontessa » 29 Jul 2021 11:52

Hello Eugen,
Eugen Pinak wrote:
29 Jul 2021 09:58
There seem to be no manuals for IJN aircraft there. There are some manuals for IJN aircraft engines and other equipment, as well as IJA aircraft engines and equipment, there. Do you need links for them?
Oh, yes if you can.
Thank you!

fontessa

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Re: Imperial Japanese Army Aircraft Operating manuals

Post by Eugen Pinak » 29 Jul 2021 15:57

Fontessa - you are always welcome. Especially after all your help on this forum.

That's what I've managed to find.

Manual with drawings for Type 100, 1,450 hp. Engine, October 1941. Report No. 15n (14), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815755

Manual with charts for Type 98, 450 hp. Engine, July 1939. Report No. 15n (15), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815756

Manual with drawings for Type 99, 900 hp. Engine (Models 1 and 2), May 1941. Report No. 15n (16), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815757

Manual for Type "Hikari" (Model 1 and 2) engine, February 1936. Report No. 15n (17), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815758

Manual for Type 2,1,150 hp. Engine, September 1944. Report No. 15n (18), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815759

Elements of aircraft engines, September 1944. Report No. 15n (19), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815761

Periodic maintenance of aircraft engines, October 1942. Report No. 15n (20), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815762

Manual with drawings for Type 97, 650 hp. Engine, May 1938. Report No. 15n (21), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815763

Manual with drawings for Type 97, 850 hp. Engine, May 1938. Report No. 15n (22), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815764


Manual with drawings for Type 95, 800 hp. Engine, revised January 1938. Report No. 15n (23), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815766

Manual with drawings for Type 95, 150 hp. Engine, December 1936. Report No. 15n (24), USSBS Index Section 2---National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815767

Manual with drawings for Type 94, 550 hp. Engine (Model 2) November 1938. Report No. 15n (25), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815768

Manual with drawings for Type "ju," 450 hp. Engine (Models 1 and 2) August 1945. Report No. 15n (26), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815769

Manual for Kinsei engine, Model No. 51, prepared by Naval Air headquarters, December 1941. Report No. 15n (27), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815770

Manual for Zuisei engine, Model No. 10, prepared by Naval Air headquarters, February 1941. Report No. 15n (29), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815772

Data on Zuisei engine, Model No. 11, prepared by Naval Air headquarters, 1938. Report No. 15n (30), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815773

Kotobuki engine, Model No. 2, modifications No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3, table of comparisons, November 1938-June 1940. Report No. 15n (31), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815774

Manual for engine accessories, Part I, The Starter, prepared by the Naval Air headquarters. August 1942. Report No. 15n (32), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815775

Manual for starter (induction and inertia) prepared by Naval Air headquarters, May 1936. Report No. 15n (33), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815776

Airplane static eliminator manual prepared by Naval Air headquarters, June 1937. Report No. 15n (34), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815777

Packing and loading of A / C parts for transporting purposes December 1940, by Ministry of Army. Report No. 15n (36), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815779

Oxygen inspirator for Type 1 (Model 3), fighter, April 1945, Army Air Inspector General. Report No. 15n (37), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815780

Oxygen inspirator for Type 3, fighter, March 1940, by Army Air Inspector General. Report No. 15n (38), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815781

Oxygen inspirator for Type 4, heavy bomber, March 1940, by Army Air Inspector General. Report No. 15n (39), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection >https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815782

Oxygen inspirator for Type 100, headquarters reconnaissance plane (Model 3 and 4), by Army Air Inspector General(two copies). Report No. 15n(40), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815783

Experiments on electrical accessories for A / C, September 1942, Navy Air Technical Depot. Report No. 15n (41), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815784

Rubber-insulated electric wire (double wire) December 1942, by Navy Air Technical Depot, branch depot. Report No. 15n (43), USSBS Index Section 2-National Diet Library Digital Collection > https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8815786

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Re: Imperial Japanese Army Aircraft Operating manuals

Post by TISO » 29 Jul 2021 20:22

Are there any other such archives available?

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Re: Imperial Japanese Army Aircraft Operating manuals

Post by fontessa » 29 Jul 2021 20:43

Hello Eugen,
Eugen Pinak wrote:
29 Jul 2021 15:57
That's what I've managed to find.
Thank you for so many links!
Thank you for your help as always.
Thank you again!

fontessa

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Re: Imperial Japanese Army Aircraft Operating manuals

Post by Eugen Pinak » 30 Jul 2021 07:36

TISO wrote:
29 Jul 2021 20:22
Are there any other such archives available?
There are many archives in the world :)
Unfortunately, most of them are not digitalized :(

If you are looking for digitalized data only, there is also some aircraft-related materials in JACAR.

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Re: Imperial Japanese Army Aircraft Operating manuals

Post by Eugen Pinak » 30 Jul 2021 07:40

fontessa wrote:
29 Jul 2021 20:43
Hello Eugen,
Eugen Pinak wrote:
29 Jul 2021 15:57
That's what I've managed to find.
Thank you for so many links!
Thank you for your help as always.
Thank you again!

fontessa
Glad those materials are useful for you :thumbsup:

If I'll find something else, I'll post it there.

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Re: Imperial Japanese Army Aircraft Operating manuals

Post by TISO » 09 Sep 2021 22:18

Not strictly on topic
production of Ki-57
https://www2.nhk.or.jp/archives/today/?0913

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