Kawasaki Type 97 Heavy Bomber ("Julia")

Spotted in China before Pearl Harbor, and known variously as the "OB-97" and the "Kawa 95", and supposedly never again seen in combat, "Julia" was actually the Kawasaki Type 99 (later code named "Lilly"). Poor drawings based on original notes from China (such as the one above) delayed its recognition as being the Ki-49. It is included here only because it had an Allied codename attached to it.  (Source: "World War Two Japanese Aircraft from A to Z" published in Air Progress magazine, July 1964)

Kawasaki Type 97 Heavy Bomber

Type:           Bomber

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