Category: Japanese Planes

Awesome Aircraft From WWII

Boulton Paul Defiant The Defiant was a strange aircraft, without any forward firing armament. The secret weapon of the Defiant was its rear turret. It was originally designed to intercept bombers, with the pilot positioning the aircraft and the gunner firing on the enemy. It was thought splitting the two tasks would allow each one […]

The Highly Maneuverable Nakajima Ki-43 ‘Oscar’ in 27 Photos


The Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa was a fragile, slow and lightly armed land based fighter aircraft flown by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service during World War II. Despite these drawbacks, the Ki-43 had a fearsome reputation for its extreme manoeuvrability and brilliant rate of climb, making it a tough match in a dogfight. The Allies’ […]