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The George at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force — a Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden (紫電 “Violet Lightning”)

22 February 2012

The George at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force — a Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden (紫電 “Violet Lightning”)

Front left quarter view of the Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden (紫電 “Violet Lightning”) known to the Allies as “George” in the National Museum of the USAF — photo by Joseph May

The George was a fighter that had excellent visibility for its pilot — photo by Joseph May

Two of the four wing mounted 20mm cannon and wide stance but frail landing gear — photo by Joseph May

Country and unit markings of this Shiden — photo by Joseph May

A post about this aircraft in general was published recently, on 20 February 2012.

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