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December 3, 2018


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:23 am
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We are getting an new kit of the E8N “Dave”.  This is good news for Japanese Naval aircraft fans, especially of the pre and early war period.  In looking at this new kit announcement I found a story I’d never heard before of an E8N operating off a German commerce raider in British markings.  I found one photo on the net, here.

Japanese German British Dave




  1. Nice find! That aircraft would make an interesting subject. Now that we’re getting a Dave we can finally model some pre-war Japanese cruisers in 1/72 scale!

    Comment by JeffreyGroves — December 3, 2018 @ 10:03 am

  2. I was thinking the same thing.

    Comment by dknights — December 3, 2018 @ 1:34 pm

  3. […] purchased by the Germans from the Japanese for use on one of their commerce raiders.  My original post is here.  Since then I’ve done a bit more readings and research.  It appears that a second Dave may […]

    Pingback by E8N in German naval service | David Knights' Weblog — December 5, 2018 @ 5:16 pm

  4. Absolutely fascinating! Thanks for posting up about this, David!

    Comment by nanooklee — December 5, 2018 @ 5:50 pm

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