Iwo Jima - Need info on the airfields

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    Arc_Shielder New Member

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    Hi guys, I am currently mapping Iwo Jima for a videogame mod and I am at loss regarding the structures that Iwo Jima had for Motoyama Airfield nr1 and nr2. The scale of the map goes that far and despite not having a great variety of 3D models to work with, I would like to make it fairly accurate if possible.

    I can't find any references despite my extensive research. Can a gentle soul help me out on this one?
     
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    I have ever heard a national library in Tokyo keeps an original military map of the island. Appearance would be like this.

    Map in early 1944
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    An actual image on diorama. White lines show present runway.
    d58dea3ca1bc12c86cccdef6db0bc454.jpg

    Photos linked to each site directly.
     
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    Thanks. I am quite interested in that diorama. Any chance I can see it in full size?

    I am looking for structures regarding plane revetments, storage rooms for fuel, etc. I have seen refs of japanese structures in the Pacific, ofc, but in Iwo Jima I presume that they had unorthodox ways to protect those structures like they did for their defensive emplacements.
     
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    You can also search google images using such keywords as "aerial recon of Iwo Jima" to see archival images of the airfields and structures
     
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