Aichi D3A1: Enemy at first sight.

Aichi D3A1: Enemy at first sight.

Highly based in German (read: Heinkel) know-how, the elegant Aichi D3A was the main Imperial Japanese Navy AF dive bomber during WW2.
Better to start early, in this photo sailors take a close look at the wreckage of an aircraft they’ll come to know as the “Val” shot down during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

72 years ago, today.

2 thoughts on “Aichi D3A1: Enemy at first sight.

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