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marmossel
10-16-2004, 01:40 AM
Page: http://www.marksindex.com/japaneseaviation/kate_1.html

Photo:
B5N cockpit - http://www.marksindex.com/japaneseaviation/kate/b5n_cockpit.jpg

Drawings:
side view - http://www.marksindex.com/japaneseaviation/kate/b5n1_1.gif
bottom view - http://www.marksindex.com/japaneseaviation/kate/b5n1_2.gif
tip view - http://www.marksindex.com/japaneseaviation/kate/b5n1_3.gif
front view - http://www.marksindex.com/japaneseaviation/kate/b5n1_4.gif

As you can see, there are some details of the both pilot and navigator panels, with the position of the gauges and their names (in japanese)

Wreckages:
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b5n/kavieng.html
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/people/visitors/pearce/kavieng/ (last one from the bottom)
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b5n/5353.html (this one was in Russia!!!)
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b5n/jacquinot.html (seems to be recovered by PNG Museum)
http://beta.communities.msn.co.uk/japanesemodelaircraft/b5nkatea****eredge.msnw?albumlist=2 (pretty useless)

Japanese Navy Gunsights:
http://www.sam.hi-ho.ne.jp/ki-44/english/data/sight-en.htm

Japanese Navy Aircraft Weapons:
http://www.sam.hi-ho.ne.jp/ki-44/english/data/jn-gun-e.htm

Books:
http://www.armybook.com/summary.html?code=0101009k92 (russian!!!)
http://www.internetmodeler.com/tombooks/page07.htm (Famous Aircraft of the World section, magazines published by Japanese publisher Bunrin-Do, B5N issue #32, Ki44 issue #16

Others:
http://forum.wbfree.net/forums/showthread.php?t=14295 (apparently this guy posses a photo of B5N's cockpit with gunsight - altough it might be the one above)

marmossel
10-16-2004, 01:40 AM
Page: http://www.marksindex.com/japaneseaviation/kate_1.html

Photo:
B5N cockpit - http://www.marksindex.com/japaneseaviation/kate/b5n_cockpit.jpg

Drawings:
side view - http://www.marksindex.com/japaneseaviation/kate/b5n1_1.gif
bottom view - http://www.marksindex.com/japaneseaviation/kate/b5n1_2.gif
tip view - http://www.marksindex.com/japaneseaviation/kate/b5n1_3.gif
front view - http://www.marksindex.com/japaneseaviation/kate/b5n1_4.gif

As you can see, there are some details of the both pilot and navigator panels, with the position of the gauges and their names (in japanese)

Wreckages:
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b5n/kavieng.html
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/people/visitors/pearce/kavieng/ (last one from the bottom)
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b5n/5353.html (this one was in Russia!!!)
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b5n/jacquinot.html (seems to be recovered by PNG Museum)
http://beta.communities.msn.co.uk/japanesemodelaircraft/b5nkatea****eredge.msnw?albumlist=2 (pretty useless)

Japanese Navy Gunsights:
http://www.sam.hi-ho.ne.jp/ki-44/english/data/sight-en.htm

Japanese Navy Aircraft Weapons:
http://www.sam.hi-ho.ne.jp/ki-44/english/data/jn-gun-e.htm

Books:
http://www.armybook.com/summary.html?code=0101009k92 (russian!!!)
http://www.internetmodeler.com/tombooks/page07.htm (Famous Aircraft of the World section, magazines published by Japanese publisher Bunrin-Do, B5N issue #32, Ki44 issue #16

Others:
http://forum.wbfree.net/forums/showthread.php?t=14295 (apparently this guy posses a photo of B5N's cockpit with gunsight - altough it might be the one above)