A, Kaigun

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Ā kaigun title screen.

Movie (1969)
Japanese title : あ、海軍
As known as : Fire for the Glory

Kichiemon Nakamura (Hirata Ichiro)
Shôgo Shimada (Admiral Yamamoto)
Minegishi Ryunosuke (Honda Isamu)
Ken Utsui (Captain Okano)

(Synopsis needed)

Mitsubishi A6M5-52 Zero

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Unidentified Aircraft

An unidentified Japanese carrier vessel (in the background) with aircrafts on the deck.

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Nakajima A4N

At right.

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Mitsubishi A5M

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Mitsubishi A5M4-K

Mock of this training variant (103 airframes built). Note the additional surfaces along the rear fuselage. The main landing gear is slighty erroneous, being simplfied regarding the main variant on the real plane.

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Nakajima B5N

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Douglas SBD Dauntless

During the attack of Pearl Harbor ... acting as Japanese dive bombers !
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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Mitsubishi G3M

Twin engine dropping paratroopers.

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Unidentified Aircraft

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Mitsubishi A6M5-52 Zero

A variant which made its maiden flight only at the end of 1943.

AKaigun 13 A6M5.jpg
AKaigun 14 Mock.jpg

Grumman F4F Wildcat

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Mitsubishi G4M

Another mocks to act the two transport used by Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto for his ill-fated flight.

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The two Bettys with their Zero escort.

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Lockheed P-38J Lightning

16 aircrafts of the 339th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group have been put in the air for Operation Vengeance, as seen on this screenshot.

AKaigun 19 P-38.jpg

The model is a P-38J instead P-38Gs used during the mission on this 18 April 1943. And stripes on the rudder were no longer in use since a long time then !

AKaigun 20 P-38J.jpg

Mitsubishi A6M5-52 Zero

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