Japanese Gliders

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  1. Micdrow

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    Small article on Japanese Gliders

    Enjoy!!!!
     

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    Ha I never knew the Japanese had gliders (cept for Ohka training) till this.......did they have ones that carried troops cause those looked like single seaters
     
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    Gliders were and are popular with local students.

    Two German instructors came to teach aviation basics to Japanese students.
    Our students at that time were good at German.
    "PHOTO WEEKLY" Sept 1941 issue introduced details.
    Copies attached below.

    Their names were
    Guster Bensyu(Aviation Model Manager)
    Carl Neat(Rotenberg National Aviation Model School Chief Instructor)
    Sorry if mistakenly spelled.

    Japan Soaring Club today.
    JAPAN SOARING CLUB
     

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    Cool stuff you Guys!:D
     
  5. Micdrow

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    Great follow up Shinpachi, the magazine article has some great pictures. Many thanks.
     
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    This is a good opportunity for me to know our aviation history too.
    Thanks.

    A senior lady refers to an old glider in her recent blog.
    Please let me introduce.

    **********
    When I was arranging my old family photos today, a photo of my brother in his young days came out.
    My brother and I have a lot of years apart.

    He was nineteen years old and a Medical University student then.
    I know he was joining a glider club and hovering over the sky on board the glider of the left photograph.

    He is still keeping the youth by riding a horse or something with which people are not so familiar...

    The Pacific War started and, soon after the photograph was taken, he joined naval preparatory training course to lose a lot of his friends in Kamikaze missions afterwards.

    When I said "In my recent sightseeing trip to Guam and Saipan, I saw Zero fighters being sunk in the sea." , he commented gently "Don't see such things. It's pitiful." and didn't even try to see my photos.

    He was just about to join the Kamikaze if the war should have continued a little longer.
    Missing his gone friends, he says he can't understand why we, younger generations, can see such relics for the purpose of sightseeing.

    Today, I have glanced at the emotional difference between those who experienced the war and othres who do not know it.

    *************

    original site: Misa's blog
     

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    Great info there Shinpachi, very interesting and many thanks.
     
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    You are welcome Micdrow:)
    Your new thread always attract my attention.

    I might say Gliders are as popular as baseball for the students here.

    A birdman contest is held at the Lake Biwa every year.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wik8YbmPkKA


    3D design/flight simulation software for the contest(free)
    Bird_Simu
     
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    Dang. We should start doing that in America. Personally I like gliders a ton more than baseball :lol:
     
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    hi shinpachi,

    i am trying to locate all the good stuff on the JACAR site, i have found several pdf's on aircraft but i am sure there are more, have you any clues,

    the ones found include,

    Ki10
    P1y
    Ki21
    A6m3
    a7m
    Ki1
     
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    Hi sagindragin. I've just confirmed as follows.


    Item Reference Code

    Ki10 C01007101300
    P1y A03032074400
    A03032144800
    Ki21 C01004713600
    C01004713700
    A6m3 A03032271200
    a7m A03032272900
    A03032110400
    Ki1 ?

    Addition

    Ki2 C01007099300
    Ki36 C01004936500
    Ki44 A03032181800
    ME109E A03032230800
    N1K2J A03032263000
    A03032263100
    A03032263200
    Ha8I C01004104400
    Ha25 C01004945200

    Will you let me know ref. code of Ki1 if you grasped?
    Thank you.

    ***********
    Hi Flyboy2.

    If you may need more information about the Birdman Contest, I'll be happy to check it. They are crazy enough to enjoy the life!
     
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    cool info there Shinpachi, maybe if I get a chance I might make a few into pdf files. Many thanks
     
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    hi shinpachi,

    opp's wrong finger trouble, should have read Ki2.

    thank you very much for the others, is the photo weekly on the site, or do you have to go there to see it, if on the site, how do i find it.

    hi micdrow,

    already doing it, and removing the text parts(japanese), when i have finished i will post them on here.
     
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    Many thanks in advance John.

    All the best
    Paul
     
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    The Photo Weekly Reference Codes are confirmed
    from A06031059600 to A06031094600

    The code number steps every 100 like A06031059600, A06031059700, A06031059800....A06031094600
    Totally 352issues

    I tried access with the code from English page and failed as there are no service for the data yet. Though this is my guess, the best way will be you directly access the Japanese home page of JACAR and type the code in search box and click the search.
    I don't think there should be any problem to access directly to the data except the garbled characters on the way.

    English page
     

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    hi shinpachi,

    the codes will do it nicely, already played with the home page, but your guidance proves i was doing it right,
    thank you very much.
    playing with the images in psp7, the one with the P1Y, as they are like blueprints, i am changing them to negative image, details in black with white background, they seem to appear much clearer that way.
     
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    Hi sagindragin,

    You have already been advancing. It seems I worried too much.
    Congratulations! and Good night here(It's just 1:00am):)
     
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    hi shinpachi,

    goodnight my friend and thank you.


    hi micdrow,

    here are the links to the first two i have done.

    Ki10,
    RapidShare: Easy Filehosting

    Ki44,
    RapidShare: Easy Filehosting


    i have put them here, so that you can upload to your site if you wish and put them under the correct headings (manuals ?)

    will post more as i do them.
     
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    hi shinpachi,

    i have reason to believe there are the following manuals in the archive,

    F1M
    E7K2
    E16A
    E13A
    E14Y

    or it could be me going crazy, they might not be online yet.
     
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