plane help?

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by missymouse, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. missymouse

    missymouse Member

    hi, i wasn't sure where to post this question but i'm working on the halinski yamato and was wondering if the japanese type 0 pete observation plane had folding wings kinda similar to the swordfish bi-plane and if so any one know where i can find pix of the wings folded? the ship comes with 2 larger dual float planesd and 3 type 0's and kinda want to put a type zero in the inside of the hanger with the wings folded and 2 on the catapults and a dual float plane on the upper track awaiting loading on the catapult.
  2. nebeltex

    nebeltex Member

    the wings for the "pete did not fold up (or back). the wings for the zeros fold at the tips...good luck.
  3. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

    I have to disagree...
    Pete'e wings were folding alongside the fuselage (no rotation).
    Wing floats could also fold flat against the wing.
    I will scan and attach the drawing in the afternoon - gotta go to work.....
  4. nebeltex

    nebeltex Member

    i stand! M, is the type "0" the M2-N "rufe' by nakajima? the other plane sounds like an E13 "jake" by aichi. if the vertical stabilizer is triangular like the "pete", it might be an E16 "paul".
  5. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

    I believe that the plane in question is a Mitsubishi F1M Pete and the second mentioned plane is an Aichi E13A Jake.
  6. nebeltex

    nebeltex Member

    that makes sense. the pete for shot spotting and the E13 for recon? i guess the zero type ones could be escort for these, though the float versions were generally outclassed as a fighter. i like the hermaphrodite conversions japan had near the end of the war. interesting ships. i think their naval architecture was very sharp looking.
  7. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

    Mitsubishi F1M Pete

    Here it is...

    Image scanned from Green Arrow - Ilustrated Warplane History No.5 "Imperial Japanese Navy Warplane". Author Shigeru Nohara

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