Mitsubishi J8M Shusui

Mitsubishi J8M (Chino PoF 04-11-18) 6875
I took these photos of the sole surviving Mitsubishi J8M Shusui at the Planes of Fame museum in Chino, Calif. The name Shusui is literally “Autumn Water”, used as a poetic term meaning “Sharp Sword”. The J8M1 was intended to be a licence-built copy of the Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet but was eventually reverse-engineered from manuals.

Mitsubishi J8M Shusui; Chino PoF 2018