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Thumbs up Today in Afghanistan....

Wherever is History in the making will be Motorcycles and Riders..! This picture is from today in Kandahar from the REUTERS.COM web site. Seems to be a "naked" bike in the background (left side)...

"An anti-Taliban fighter jokingly points his rifle at the camera in the Afghan village of Weish near Spin Boldak, in this television grab December 7, 2001. The Taliban lost control of Weish and the border town of Spin Boldak, on the day they gave up control of their spiritual home of Kandahar. Photo by Reuters Tv"

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On a related note, did you guys know that Kawasaki built the Jap Zero fighter plane used extensively in WWII?

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WOW....! That's an interesting note! Do you have any specific reference? (Book, Magazine or Web site).

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WOW....! That's an interesting note! Do you have any specific reference? (Book, Magazine or Web site).

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I think I heard it from my fathers friends who were in WWII and flew P-47s and Corsiars. Probably Janes would have it.

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On a related note, did you guys know that Kawasaki built the Jap Zero fighter plane used extensively in WWII?
um, wasn't that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries that built the Zero (unless you were being funny it escaped me ) ?

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yeah, I'm pretty sure that should be mitsubishi.


That's pretty funny though. I wonder what the make is.

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I remember hearing somewhere that Kawasaki built planes for Japan in WWII. I remember that clearly because I owned a Yamaha at the time, and the huz owned a Kawasaki and it was a great argument why Yamahas are superior.

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I remember hearing somewhere that Kawasaki built planes for Japan in WWII. I remember that clearly because I owned a Yamaha at the time, and the huz owned a Kawasaki and it was a great argument why Yamahas are superior.
There were probably many Japanese companies that built planes, but I'm pretty sure Mits built the Zero (after having purchased scrap metal from the US for its plants).

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yeah, I'm pretty sure that should be mitsubishi.That's pretty funny though. I wonder what the make is.
OK everybody, I just did a quick and ineffective web search on it. I could not find anything on the Zero, but I did find at least one fighter built by Kawasaki. Now that I think of it, maybe it was Mitsubishi that built the Zero.
Nonetheless, I think the Japanese have killed more round-eyes with their Hondas, Yamahas, Kawasakis and Suzukis than they ever did with all of their fighter planes combined.

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From the Kawasaki web site:

http://www.khi.co.jp/aero/airplain.eng.html

http://www.khi.co.jp/aero/utyuu.eng.html

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