Imperial Japanese Army

US Navy Aircrewman recalls seeing Japanese Military Helicopters Hovering in place all day long at NAF Atsugi

US Navy Aircrewman recalls seeing Japanese Military Helicopters Hovering in place all day long at NAF Atsugi

Hovering The defining characteristic of a helicopter is its ability to hover at any point during a flight. According to… Read More

3 weeks ago

A quick look at why the Nakajima Ki-49 and other WWII Japanese heavy bombers were an Epic Fail

The IJAAF remained convinced that fast attack bombers like the Ki-21, Ki-49 and, eventually, the Ki-67 were the best option,… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the only aerial victory scored by a Royal Australian Air Force Wirraway during World War II

Archer returned to Popondetta where he leapt from his Wirraway and ran across to the control tent where he exclaimed… Read More

2 years ago

The Story of the Ki-43 Hayabusa pilot that claimed the shooting down of four USAAF P-38 Lightnings in an air battle that never was

The alleged exploits of Warrant Officer Shiromoto Nauharu Hayabusa pilot over the Solomon Islands on Jan. 31, 1943 became legendary… Read More

3 years ago

The B-25 ‘Bridge Busters’ and the GLIP bombing technique

Getting direct hit on a target only 15 ft wide from medium altitude was challenging. Experience showed that even near… Read More

5 years ago