Kato hayabusa sento-tai (aka Colonel Tateo Kato’s Flying Squadron)

A 1944 movie about the famous fighter ace Tateo Kato and his Hayabusa squadron. Directed by Kajiro Yamamoto and made by the Toho Motion Picture Company (yes the “Godzilla company” 😉 ). Since it is a wartime production it is pure propaganda but loads of nice and interesting gear to be seen! Check out the footage featuring Japanese Paratroopers, very cool stuff: Officers with swords, Flamethrowers and LMGs with mounted bayonet. Also note a typical Japanese crawling style at 6:15

And a nice clip using footage from the movie, some serious oldschool singing skills! 😉

This is the cover of the Japanese DVD release.  Sadly no english subs.

~ by m1pencil on December 13, 2010.

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