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

The Ki-51 was one of the more trusty Imperial Japanese Army AF light/attack bomber during WW2. Of very classic -maybe too classic- “Japanese” configuration these planes were quite vulnerable, slow yet very maneuverable. Curiously the Ki-51 is one of the very few Japanese aircraft that suffered few modifications during its service life span. Anyway, these cute aircraft 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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