Mitsubishi Ki-51: “The perfect is the enemy of the good.”

The Ki-51 was one of the trustier Imperial Japanese Army AF light/attack bomber during WW2. Of very classic -too classic, maybe- “Japanese” configuration these planes proved to be quite vulnerable, slow yet very maneuverable. Curiously the Ki-51 is one of the very few Japanese aircraft which underwent few modifications during its service life span. They undertook their missions with the typical Japanese stoicism. Operated all around, but specially in the China-Burma-India theatre, they proved efficient and quite adapted to rough operational conditions.

Good enough.

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