Mitsubishi J8M 'Shusui' at the Mitsubishi showroom

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  1. Shinpachi

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    #1 Shinpachi, Dec 3, 2010
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    I am pleased to introduce a dozen of detailed photos of Mitsubishi J8M Shusui at the Mitsubishi showroom in four times by courtesy of one of my best local friends 'Okachan' in my hometown Sendai City.

    Please enjoy!

    Thank you, Okachan!

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    Man, you gotta be crazy brave to fly that thing. No two ways about it.
     
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    The first, and eventually last, test flight was taken place on July 7, 1945 to crash...
     
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    Figures. The fuel is the stuff that worries me. I can deal with the bird being a handful, but the idea that your fuel is trying to eat it's way through the tank and dissolve the pilot (that would be me) is just too much.

    Nah, pass on that one.
     
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    Nice shots!

    Think I would also pass on flying it though...
     
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    Great shots!!!
     
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    #8 Shinpachi, Dec 3, 2010
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    Thanks for so generous comments, guys:)
    Here are next three.

    I'm glad to see you again Micdrow!

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    The tail landing gear and the engine.

    The 4-view drawing is quoted from "Illustrated Warplane History 8th edition -
    The Xplanes of Imperial Japanese Army Navy 1924-45" published by Green Arrow Publishing Co., Ltd. Tokyo, Japan in 1999.

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    And last three.

    Thank you very much!

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    Absolutely fantastic! A "Komet" from the rising sun.
     
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    Great pic's, thanks Shinpachi-san...

    Charles
     
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    Fantastic pics Shinpachi, thanks for sharing.....curious as to that top colour green though.....
     
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    Thank you very much and you are welcome, guys!

    I need some more time to research her color scheme by myself, Wayne, but the green would have been a plan.

    For your further curiousity, let me attach a pdf file of all drawings quoted from the magazine.

    Thanks.
     

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    Excellent shots on a very interesting aircraft Shinpachi!:thumbright: Nice job sir.:cool:
     
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    Thank you, Aaron!
    My friend is happy:)
     
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    My friend, that PDF is excellent!

    There's a new book out on JG 400 - it might be interesting for you to read it and imagine what might have been had the J8M made it into service with Japanese Air Force.
     
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    Great pictures Shinpachi.

    Not to sidetrack but Planes of Fame has one on static display.
    It is painted an off" yellowish orange instead of green.
    It's hard to get good pictures of it because they have it hanging from their ceiling between several items.
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    Wheels
     
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    Thanks for your kind information about the book, Paul!
    As I have introduced in my another thread, here is a real engine for Me-163 in my neighborhood museum.
    JG 400 story will sound more real for me.



    Thank you very much, wheelsup_cavu, for your nice follow-up!:)
     
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    Walter HWK509A-2r rocket engine for Me163B circa 1943.

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