Thursday, 24 January 2013
Nakajima Ki-4 by Chas Bunch
In 1938, following the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War, the IJAAF issued orders for it's aircraft fighting in China to remove the hinomaru on the fuselage sides because it was thought that it gave target to enemy aircraft. This particular unit flying Ki-4s in an act of defiance painted question marks instead, as if to say "our nationality is...?". When Army high brass saw them they were not particularly happy and the "question marking" was quickly removed.
Do you know what unit these Ki-4s belonged to?
Also, Wikipedia needs correcting. There is no evidence that the Mancukuoan Air Force had any Ki-4s. The Manchukuo Maritime Police Air Unit had five of them.
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