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On an honest word and on one wing

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Exactly 80 years ago, on December 9, 1937, the Japanese maritime aviation made a raid on the Chinese city of Nanchang. He was attacked by 15 light B4Y bombers, accompanied by nine A5M fighters. The city was covered by only four Chinese Hawk III fighters under the command of Captain Wang Hansun. Despite such glaring inequality, the Chinese pilots bravely took off to intercept, but the outcome of the battle turned out to be quite logical. Only one Hawk returned to the airfield, the rest were shot down. Two pilots died, another jumped with a parachute.

The surviving pilots said they had managed to shoot down one Japanese plane, but in fact the Japanese had no casualties. However, one of the Japanese pilots - Sergeant Kaniti Kasimura survived only thanks to great luck and masterly possession of the car. The fact is that his plane in a frontal attack collided with a Chinese fighter and as a result lost half of its left wing. The Chinese did not survive the collision and crashed to the ground, and Kashimura managed to bring the almost uncontrollable fighter to his airfield and on the third attempt to land.

At that moment, there was a cameraman at the airport, who managed to film this amazing aerial acrobatics, and then a short propaganda film was made from his shots, complemented with hand-drawn frames. By the way, check out what started the famous Japanese animation.



The plane Kashimury decided not to repair, and exhibited in the military museum, as a symbol of courage and skill of Japanese pilots. But in 1945, the museum, along with all the exhibits, was destroyed by American bombardment.
On the screen saver - a shotgun with a fighter Kasimura before landing and the heroic sergeant himself. After his Nanchang epic, he scored ten more air victories over the Chinese and Americans, was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure and promoted to lieutenant. 6 March 1942, Kasimura died in a battle with American fighters over Russell Island, having managed to shoot down his last Wildcat before he died.



Mitsubishi A5M Japanese naval fighters are carrier-based and ground-based, and between them is their Chinese opponent — the American-made Curtiss Hawk-III fighter.



Yokosuka Bomber B4Y.
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  1. tlauicol
    tlauicol 16 December 2017 06: 45 New
    +3
    Class! Interesting case. Thanks for the story!
  2. tasha
    tasha 16 December 2017 07: 22 New
    12
    Sudden wind
    Broke a cherry branch
    How do I land?
    wink
    1. Cat
      Cat 16 December 2017 08: 47 New
      10
      Turn dear to the “Kolya from Urengoy”, he will “glorify you the“ innocent-killed ”forever! Well, if you unfasten maleho.
      Now seriously!
      As relates to the battle described above by the Author! The feat of the Chinese pilots is obvious and undeniable. The battle on the Hawk III biplane against the AM-5 monoplane, especially ram. Doubts about the dedication of the Chinese pilots do not cause.
      Now about the Japanese. The Chinese were crushed, the task was completed, and no losses were sustained. But how does "samurai" relate? I think definitely through the prism of those to whom they came in the 33rd year with weapons in their hands - the Chinese. An example of the uniqueness of piloting is remarkable, but the emphasis that the Japanese were the aggressor should be present in any material about the war in which China lost 35 million of its citizens. What for? At least not to get another "Masha from Mukhosk" and "innocent Japs"!
      By the way, hereinafter “on the same wing” with “one engine”, etc. etc. repeatedly occurred on the battlefields of the Great Patriotic War. So the uniqueness of the case is only in combination of circumstances, namely the presence of a cameraman with a camera at the airport.
      1. tasha
        tasha 16 December 2017 08: 54 New
        +3
        Drank sake samurai
        Scratches belly
        To get to the bathhouse
        wink
      2. igordok
        igordok 16 December 2017 09: 43 New
        +5
        Quote: Kotischa
        ... did not suffer losses.

        One plane went to the museum. Consequently, he no longer participated in the hostilities. So the Japanese lost one plane.
        1. ALEA IACTA EST
          ALEA IACTA EST 16 December 2017 11: 35 New
          +4
          They lost the plane (at that time a trifle, then they could have riveted another hundred in a day), but received such propaganda material to raise the spirit of the army and nation (you can’t stamp it at the factory).
          1. igordok
            igordok 16 December 2017 12: 11 New
            +3
            Quote: ALEA IACTA EST
            They lost the plane (at that time a trifle, then they could have riveted another hundred in a day), but received such propaganda material to raise the spirit of the army and nation (you can’t stamp it at the factory).

            I agree. But formally, the fact of the loss of the plane takes place.
      3. ALEA IACTA EST
        ALEA IACTA EST 16 December 2017 12: 01 New
        +1
        The people must earn and conquer the right to exist. The Chinese did not show zeal, for which they received cuffs.
      4. Nehist
        Nehist 16 December 2017 13: 33 New
        +4
        Given that since the age of 26, there has been a civil war in China and the Chinese were slaughtering each other with no less pleasure. The Japanese did the right thing in accordance with state interests. Well, what about the atrocities, so the Chinese are not lambs either. And in general, who is stronger is right! At that moment, the Japanese were stronger ... But in general, history has already passed its verdict and in this article they describe the pilot's skill and not his military merits.
        1. Quzmi4
          Quzmi4 7 August 2018 17: 50 New
          0
          So, when the fascists genocide the population of the Soviet Union, they were entitled, and they innocently suffered from the Nuremberg Tribunal?
  3. parusnik
    parusnik 16 December 2017 07: 55 New
    +3
    Judging by the video, really virtuoso car ownership .. and luck ....
    1. Cat
      Cat 16 December 2017 09: 12 New
      +3
      I don’t know the truth in the internet or not? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MBGY7Mgy9F8&itc
      t = CBEQpDAYAyITCLrD0MTvjdgCFZNcHAodnSYEizIHcmVsYXR
      lZEjZ4-mwrf-VsG0% 3D
      1. igordok
        igordok 16 December 2017 14: 23 New
        +1
        Quote: Kotischa
        I didn’t know the truth in the internet or not?

        Old video, 2015 But there are practically no comments. Somehow implausible.
        1. Cat
          Cat 16 December 2017 17: 14 New
          +2
          Dear Igor!
          Tried fans of air sports, claim to be true! This was a fact, but the landing was not the skill of the pilot, just Her Majesty the case.
          But believe or not believe? God knows.
          1. pro100y.belarus
            pro100y.belarus 11 February 2018 07: 09 New
            0
            Airport! Is it so hard to remember?
    2. Sling cutter
      Sling cutter 16 December 2017 14: 47 New
      +5
      If the Red Army had the opportunity to film the exploits of Soviet pilots ... which, in figs, japas ...
  4. igordok
    igordok 16 December 2017 08: 03 New
    +4
    On an honest word and on one wing

    Formally, a monoplane always has one wing.
    1. Cat
      Cat 16 December 2017 08: 56 New
      +5
      Quote: igordok
      On an honest word and on one wing

      Formally, a monoplane always has one wing.

      Actually, the cat also has one tail, but he runs on four legs! I don’t know about an honest cat’s word, but when there are eyes, they are so honest, honest, and I’m so pitiful, pitiful that you start to believe!
    2. venaya
      venaya 16 December 2017 09: 13 New
      +1
      Quote: igordok
      Formally, a monoplane always has one wing.

      This is actually interesting - after all, any bird has two wings, and the dragonfly has as many as four. And how could this happen? I’m surprised myself.
      1. dauria
        dauria 16 December 2017 12: 02 New
        +3
        And how could this happen? I’m surprised myself.


        Another amazing thing - in all schools they learn to put emphasis on “chassis”, but at all airfields they say “chassis”. wink And here it is the same - at the airport, saying "left console", "center section", "half-plane" did not take root. In KB, at the factory, etc.- please.
      2. Cat
        Cat 16 December 2017 17: 21 New
        +1
        The picture was taken from an article by E.Reshetnikov in 2014.

        Fokker is a triplane of the times of WWI.
  5. vitlas
    vitlas 16 December 2017 13: 03 New
    +4
    The video shows that the aircraft is quite controllable. The absence of a part of the wing by an experienced pilot can be fully compensated by good operation.
    1. Cat
      Cat 16 December 2017 17: 23 New
      +4
      In principle, the “Japanese” lost the wingtip. The ailerons were apparently not damaged. So you are right!
  6. Cat
    Cat 16 December 2017 17: 59 New
    +2
    Dear Alexander "+" set you for reasoning, but!
    9 fighters versus 4? Losses of the weakest side 3 cars out of 4. And all three were shot down by one pilot. Findings? 8 Japanese pilots of the “sucker” fighter planes, and if the “ass” died in the battle with the Americans in 41, then they ended their combat path even earlier.
  7. Aviator_
    Aviator_ 16 December 2017 19: 01 New
    +5
    The case, of course, is rare, but not unique. Uniqueness - the presence of a cameraman at the airport. And the imperial agitprop used this case in full.
  8. Normal ok
    Normal ok 23 December 2017 18: 38 New
    0
    On an honest word and on one wing

    Interesting article.
    But, the song was still written about the pilots flying to bomb Germany and Japan.
  9. Quzmi4
    Quzmi4 7 August 2018 17: 58 New
    0
    Exceptional pilot luck - in what place the plane was recaptured.
    And then - MASTERY. Well, and composure.
    And a film reporter with a finished camera at the airport as a huge and fat bonus.

    Here is the dialectic for you in all its glory - with all the valor of a warrior, the Japanese have demonstrated infinite inhumanity.