Landing Of a Mitsubishi 1MF Fighter Plane On The Carrier Hōshō

March 16, 1923 saw Shunichi Kira’s landing of a Mitsubishi 1MF fighter plane on the carrier Hōshō.  The event marked the first time a Japanese pilot had landed on an aircraft carrier.  The Imperial Japanese Navy continued to use the 1MF (whose formal name was Navy Type 10 Carrier Fighter) until 1930.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.