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JAP AIRCRAFT: Side 2

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Description: Side 2: JAP AIRCRAFT Code names are used to identify Jap aircraft because their manufacturers use the same model (or year of Japanese calendar) number for different planes. Key to the code is that fighters are boys, bombers are girls, and transports begin with the letter T.
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“Zeke” – Single Seater Flighter, Mitsubishi 00
“Rufe” – Single Seater Fighter Float Plane, Mitsubishi 00
“Hap” – Single Seater Fighter, Mitsubishi 00 MK-2
“Oscar” – Single Seater Fighter, Nakajima 01 and Pienchuan 01
“Dave” – Reconnaissance Fighter, Nakajima 95
“Pete” – Reconnaissance Fighter Float Plane, Sasebo 00
“Nate” – Single Seater Fighter, Nakajima 97, (Also Mitsubishi)
“Claude” – Single Seater Fighter, Mitsubishi 96
“Val” – Dive Bomber, Aichi 99
“Ida” – Light Bomber, Mitsubishi 98
“Kate” – Torpedo Bomber, Nakajima 97 (Also Mitsubishi)
“Sonia” – Light Reconnaissance Bomber, Mitsubishi 98
“Lily” – Medium bomber, Probably Kawanashi 99
“Mary” – Light Bomber, Kawasaki 97
“Sally” – Medium Bomber, Mitsubishi 97
“Nell” – Medium Bomber, Mitsubishi 96
“Betty” – Long Range Bomber, Mitsubishi 01
“Mavis” – Patrol Bomber, Kawanashi 97
“Topsy” – Transport, Mitsubishi MC 20

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