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21 items in this album on 2 pages.

N1K1 prototype aircraft, circa 1942; note contra-rotating propellersN1K Kyofu aircraft in flight, date unknown
N1K1 prototype aircraft, circa 1942; note contra-rotating propellersN1K Kyofu aircraft in flight, date unknown
N1K1-J Shiden aircraft resting at an airfield, date unknownN1K2-J Shiden-kai fighters in flight, date unknown
N1K1-J Shiden aircraft resting at an airfield, date unknownN1K2-J Shiden-kai fighters in flight, date unknown
N1K1-J Shiden fighters prepared for flight, circa late 1944, photo 1 of 2N1K1-J Shiden fighters prepared for flight, circa late 1944, photo 2 of 2
N1K1-J Shiden fighters prepared for flight, circa late 1944, photo 1 of 2N1K1-J Shiden fighters prepared for flight, circa late 1944, photo 2 of 2
Captured Japanese N1K fighter being evaluated by the Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit at Eagle Farm Airbase, Brisbane, Australia, 1945. Note the exaggerated USAAF markings, using the rudder stripes that had been eliminated 3 years earlier.Japanese Navy pilot Naoshi Kanno
Captured Japanese N1K fighter being evaluated by the Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit at Eagle Farm Airbase, Brisbane, Australia, 1945. Note the exaggerated USAAF markings, using the rudder stripes that had been eliminated 3 years earlier.Japanese Navy pilot Naoshi Kanno's N1K Shiden Kai fighter, Japan, 1945
Japanese pilots Warrant Officer Yuzaburo Toguchi and Ensign Matsuo Hagiri at Yokosuka Airfield, Japan, 1945; note N1K Shiden-kai and A6M aircraftN1K-J Shiden aircraft operated by Chief Petty Officer Koji Ohara of Japanese Navy Yokosuka Kokutai, 1945
Japanese pilots Warrant Officer Yuzaburo Toguchi and Ensign Matsuo Hagiri at Yokosuka Airfield, Japan, 1945; note N1K Shiden-kai and A6M aircraftN1K-J Shiden aircraft operated by Chief Petty Officer Koji Ohara of Japanese Navy Yokosuka Kokutai, 1945
N1K2-J Shiden Kai aircraft at rest, circa 1945N1K Shiden aircraft at rest, late 1945
N1K2-J Shiden Kai aircraft at rest, circa 1945N1K Shiden aircraft at rest, late 1945
Captured N1K2-J aircraft preparing for flight, Japan, circa 1946N1K1 floatplanes in a hangar, Japan, 1946
Captured N1K2-J aircraft preparing for flight, Japan, circa 1946N1K1 floatplanes in a hangar, Japan, 1946
Corporal Ralph Hayden and Leading Aircraftman Harry Pearce of No. 80 Squadron RAF working on F1M (foreground) and N1K (background) aircraft, Surabaya, Java, Dutch East Indies, Jan 1946US Navy Ensign Phillip F. Kelly with a captured N1K2-J aircraft, Naval Air Station Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, United States, 1946-1947
Corporal Ralph Hayden and Leading Aircraftman Harry Pearce of No. 80 Squadron RAF working on F1M (foreground) and N1K (background) aircraft, Surabaya, Java, Dutch East Indies, Jan 1946US Navy Ensign Phillip F. Kelly with a captured N1K2-J aircraft, Naval Air Station Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, United States, 1946-1947
N1K2-Ja Shiden Kai fighter being restored at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio, United States, 17 Mar 2005B-29 Superfortress bomber
N1K2-Ja Shiden Kai fighter being restored at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio, United States, 17 Mar 2005B-29 Superfortress bomber 'Enola Gay', M6A1 Seiran, and N1K2 Shiden on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009, photo 1 of 2
B-29 Superfortress bomber Ki-45 Toryu fuselage, M6A1 Seiran, and N1K2 Shiden on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009; note wing of B-29 Enola Gay
B-29 Superfortress bomber 'Enola Gay', M6A1 Seiran, and N1K2 Shiden on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009, photo 2 of 2Ki-45 Toryu fuselage, M6A1 Seiran, and N1K2 Shiden on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009; note wing of B-29 Enola Gay

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