The Survivors: Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden Kai – When Violet Lightning Strikes!

The Kawanishi N1K1-J Shiden (“Violet Lightning“, Allied Code Name: George) and N1K2-J Shiden Kai (Modified) are regarded as the best land based fighter operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War Two. The George was reasonably fast (top speed 595 Km/h / 369 mph – a bit less than the planned 656 km/h / 408mph),… Read More The Survivors: Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden Kai – When Violet Lightning Strikes!

The Legacy of Donald Douglas Senior

DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CORPORATION In 1927 the Douglas Aircraft Corporation was established in Santa Monica, California by Donald Wills Douglas Senior (April 6th, 1892 – February 1st, 1981). He was company president until 1957 when his son Donald W. Douglas Junior (July 3rd, 1917 – October 3rd, 2004) took over that role. Douglas Senior then assumed the role of… Read More The Legacy of Donald Douglas Senior