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Animated Movie (2013)
Also known as:
The Wind Rises (internatinal title)
Le vent se lève (french title)

Voices depending the country.

A fictionalised biography of Jiro Horikoshi, designer of the Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter aircraft which served in World War II.

Note: This is an animated film. The aircraft shown in it are therefore not actual aircraft, however, where a reasonable depiction of an actual aircraft has been created, it has been identified as best as possible.

Fictional Dream Machine

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Fictional Zeppelin

An agressive Zeppelin (as during the World War I, Japan was of the Entente Powers, against German Empire).

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Caproni Ca.3

Caproni Ca-30 is a post war identification.

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Caproni Ca.48

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Caproni Ca.60 Noviplano

The Caproni Ca.60 Noviplano was a nine-wing flying boat intended to be a prototype for a 100-passenger trans-atlantic airliner. First and only flight on 4th March 1921.

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A realistic portrait of Giovanni Battista Caproni.

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Mitsubishi Army Type Ki 1 Trainer (Hanriot HD-14)

Jiro Horikoshi recently graduates as an engineer in 1927. This is the first aircraft he could quickly see at the Mitsubishi factory.

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Mitsubishi 1MF2

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Mitsubishi Navy Type 93

On the top of the picture.

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Tupolev TB-1

During the travel through Soviet Union, the japanese engineers saw a flypast.

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Junkers F 13

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Junkers G 23

Behind the Junkers F 13 we can guess what seems to be a trimotor. At this time, the only Junkers trimotor was the Junkers G 23 (and the wider G 24) but the engines were slighty different and the propeller were a three blade one on the center with two two blade ones on the wing's engines.

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Junkers G 38

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Mitsubishi Ki-20

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Caproni Ca.90

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Caproni Ca.73

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Mitsubishi Ki-1

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Mitsubishi G1M1

The Mitsubishi G1M1 (also known as Mitsubishi Ka.9) was unique and led to the G3M bomber.

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Mitsubishi Experimental 7-Shi

This carrier fighter has the company designation 1MF10.

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Mitsubishi G3M

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Polikarpov I-15

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Mitsubishi B1M3

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Nakajima A1N1

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Mitsubishi A5M concept

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Mitsubishi A5M prototype

(also known as Mitsubishi Ka.14).
Unlike the serial Mitsubishi A5M, the prototype had an inverted gull wing.

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Boeing B-29 Superfortress & Unidentifiable Japanese Fighter

A stricken B-29 is chased by japanese twin engined fighters; probably Kawasaki Ki-45 or Mitsubishi Ki-46.

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Mitsubishi A6M Zero

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A Zero (at right) with various bombers and transport wrecks.

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Nakajima G8N

Among the wrecks, a wing with two engines (but no float). Japan has a single land-based four engine airplane, the Nakajima G8N.

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Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa

And clearly a Nakajima G8N at right.

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