The B5N "Kate" was designed by a team led by Katsuji Nakamura in response to a 1935 specification by the Navy for a torpedo bomber to replace the Yokosuka B4Y. The first prototype flew in January 1937 and was ordered into [...]
After the Sonia, here´s my dad´s second contribution to the Empire of Japan group build.
This time an early version of the Kate bomber in an unusual and rare camo scheme, operated by the 12th Flying Group over southern China in [...]
This display represents the factual interception of LT Tomonaga Joichi, commander of the Hiryu's Air Group by LCDR James Thach commander of the Yorktown's Air Group.
LT Tomonaga led the Hiryu's second strike force of 10 Kate's and 6 Zeros [...]