Japanese night fighter Nakajima C6N-1S Saiun at the air base of Atsugi

Nakajima C6N-1S Saiun

Japanese night fighter Nakajima C6N-1S Saiun at the airfield of the airbase Atsugi.
Initially, the Nakajima C6N-1S Saiun was developed as a deck-based reconnaissance aircraft. However, by the end of the war, the Japanese had a need for night fighter jets to defend Japan from the raids of American strategic bombers.
The Nakajima C6N-1S Saiun fighter with a two-man crew was armed with a pair of 20 mm cannons mounted in the fuselage at an angle to the horizon. Nakajima C6N-1S Saiun became the fastest Japanese night fighter, but the effectiveness of its use was limited by the lack of a search locator.

 

 

Location: Atsugi, Japan
Date: 1945

In : 1945

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