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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2022 9:12 a.m. PST

I'm reading David Sears' The Last Epic Naval Battle: Voices from Leyte Gulf, and a US fighter pilot describes fighting a Zero with "row after row of victory markers on the fuselage under the canopy." I've seen US planes with swastikas, fasces and rising sun flags of course, but does anyone know what the Japanese used?

Arjuna10 Jun 2022 9:40 a.m. PST

Japanese Kill/Victory Marker

I especially like the pink cherry blossoms.


I'm tempted to do a Mitsubishi A6M wildly plastered with pink cherry blossoms.
Or a Hello Kitty Zero.

Inch High Guy10 Jun 2022 9:41 a.m. PST

Sometimes kill markings appeared on Japanese aircraft as silhouettes or plan views, but the most common were cherry blossoms. Example here: link

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2022 11:05 a.m. PST

Thank you both very nuch.


Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2022 12:31 p.m. PST

Indeed thanks. I had no idea such a thing was done by the Japanese.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2022 12:31 p.m. PST

Or a Hello Kitty Zero.

That's terrible. Maybe as bad as a (desert) pink Tu-2.

I'll finish mine if you finish yours. grin

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2022 12:39 p.m. PST

It's times like this that I really miss Wings Palette. I hope it comes back after the Russo-Ukrainian war, or just leaves Russia altogether.

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