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Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka 櫻花 (Cherry Blossom)
A human guided, rocket powered Kamikaze missile of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service, used against US Navy ships towards the end of the war.
They were launched from beneath Mitsubishi G4M2e “Betty” bombers. Flying at over 400 mph, Ohkas were difficult to shoot down but the bombers that carried them were slow and vulnerable.
Only 50 of the 850 built saw combat, sinking just three US Navy ships.
Photographed at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, UK.
Image below from Wikimedia Commons
Mitsubishi G4M2e Betty carrying an Ohka photographed while under attack from an American fighter.