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N1K1-J Shiden fighters prepared for flight, circa late 1944, photo 2 of 2

Caption     N1K1-J Shiden fighters prepared for flight, circa late 1944, photo 2 of 2 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
13 Feb 2009 05:19:10 PM

Shiden Model 11 A with 400-liter drop tank and armed with four 20mm cannons. the N1K1 code name (George)
2. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
17 Mar 2009 03:58:23 PM

Kawanishi N1K1-J Model 11 George from the Genzan Air Group is shown with 400 liter drop tank. Of interest is the lack of blast tubs for the cowl-mounted 7.7mm machine guns, this aircraft could be a N1K1-Ja through Jc. Aircraft is armed with four wing mounted 20mm cannons.
3. Maurice Arguelles says:
2 Jul 2014 08:21:55 PM

Your photographs are outstanding. Your identifications unfortunately not. case(s) in point: N1K operated by CPO Koji is an n1k1- Ja Koh. Please note low mid-wing and 20mm gun pod. Photos 1&2 showing n1k2-J are incorrect. Please note low mid-wing, oil cooler port side, scissor folding landing gear, and twin cannon in each wing (-Jb Otsu). Those A/C are N1K1-Jb's. That is all to date. Keep up the great work.
4. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
3 Jul 2014 08:32:34 AM

Thanks all for the information on the model of this aircraft. The photo's caption has been corrected.

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