No. 9974. Mitsubishi Ohtori (J-BAAE c/n 1) "Nanshin-Go"
Aeroplane Photo Supply (APS) Photo No. 918

Mitsubishi Ohtori

08/31/2010. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "The Ohtori (Phoenix) was a civilianized version of the Mitsubishi Ki-2 Army Type Light Bomber (developed from the Junkers S 36 and K 47) that was ordered by the national newspaper Asahi Shimbun. Registered J-BAAE and named Nanshin-Go, it made a number of promotion flights from 1936 to 1939, including the record-breaking 21 hr 36 min flight from Tachikawa, near Tokyo, Japan to Bangkok, Thailand (3,063 mls, 4,930 km) in December 1936, and the ca. 5,779 mls (9,300 km) round-China flight in early 1939."

Created August 31, 2010