Showa/Nakajima L2d

Showa/Nakajima L2d

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Nakajima L2D and Showa L2D, given the designations: Nakajima Navy Type 0 Transport and Showa Navy Type 0 Transport, were license-built versions of the Douglas DC-3. The L2D series, numerically, was the most important Japanese transport in World War II. The L2D was given the Allied code name Tabby. After successful license production acquired in 1935 of the earlier Douglas DC-2, Nakajima Hikoki acquired the license rights for $90,000 in February 1938, to build the DC-3. Previously, the Great Northern Airways and the Far East Fur Trading Company had purchased 22 DC-3s from 1937-1939. This total consisted of 13 Cyclone powered DC-3s and nine Twin Wasp powered DC-3As, two of which were delivered un-assembled and assigned to a relatively new concern, Showa Corporation. Both Showa and Nakajima worked in concert to create a production series. Although the L2D was intended for both civil and military application, the production run was largely reserved for the Japanese military as the Navy Type 0 Transport.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Stapress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136144387
  • 9786136144382