Nakajima B5N2 - "Kate"

This aircraft is also known as the Kate Torpedo Bomber. It joined with the Val and the Zero in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. This particular airplane was built for the moveis, Tora! Tora! Tora! It had to be built because all of the originals were destoryed by the US during WWII.

Since the airplane has a long name. it was shorten to "Kate" for the convenience of the "spotters". General Douglas MacArthur had directed that all enemy aircraft be renamed. The bombers were given women's names and the fighters were given men's names.

[ Halls Air Sho Main Page | Features Page ]



Back to Lauderdale County Home Page

This page last updated Wed Aug 13 13:39:31 CDT 1997 and © 1996,97 by Custom Software Solutions. For corrections, omissions, comments or suggestions click here. Look at CSS Internet Service for information on the complete line of Internet services for Lauderdale County.