A6M5 from 'Junyo' - Battle of the Philippine Sea

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  1. ColesAircraft

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    #1 ColesAircraft, Dec 23, 2009
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    Here's a new art piece; thought I'd share it with you all. It depicts an A6M5 'Zero' at dawn of June 19, 1944 warming-up on the deck of CVL 'Junyo.'

    Thanks!!

    - Ron

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    Cool, nice job man!
     
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    Very good. What cruiser is that. Mogami?
     
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    Sweet, great job there Ron!!!!!
     
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    I doubt that pilot had any illusions about surviving the coming fight. Just grim determination to do his duty for his nation...:cry:
     
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    Great painting

    Dave, to an extent what you say is true....there would be doubt in every mans mind. However, as a gneralization, the aviators in Ozawas command were confident of victory. Even after the disasters of that day, Ozawa believed he had inflicted great dmage on the US carrier forces. He got this erroneous information mostly from the returning airmen. There was a widespread assumption that the land based air units were working over the US carriers, to finish the job started by the carrier air groups
     
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    Nice job mate!:D
     
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    A brilliant nice work, Ron!
     
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    Very cool Ron. :thumbup:


    Wheels
     
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    nice. Have you posted others?
     
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    Wow. Thanks for all the positive feedback!

    Question: "Do you have you posted others?"

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    I actually do this pretty much full time these days. I'm doing a series for the Wings Museum in Surrey, UK for their grand reopening in March: P-63, "Kate", B-25, "Oscar", and A-20 - all from the North Pacific Front at the end of WW2.

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    Dam, that last one is in-fricken-credible!
     
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    Yea it's amazing to be exact!
     
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    Su-weet! Very nice stuff, Ron!
     
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    Lovely picture! If this were an original photograph, the cruiser would be evidence that our accounts of the battle are incomplete as it is clearly one of Haguro or Myoko, which are generally believed to have accompanied Ozawa's force, Taiho, Zuikaku and Shokaku, rather than Joshima's Junyo and Hiyo. However, here we clearly have a Myoko rather than Mogami alongside Junyo.

    Happy New Year and beware of pedants!
     
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