BILL PIPPIN COLLECTION
No. 5394. Nakajima C6N1-S Saiun (T2-4804) "Myrt" Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit
Aeroplane Photo Supply (APS) Photo No. 4383

Nakajima C6N1-S Saiun

05/31/2008. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "The Saiun (Painted Cloud) was the fastest Japanese carrier-borne reconnaissance aircraft of WW II. It was also the last confirmed aerial victim of WW II, when one was shot down on August 15, 1945, five minutes before the war ended on 05.45 hr. The pictured aircraft was captured and assigned the ATAIU number T2-4804."














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