Installing the Ohka Model 22

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Installing the Ohka Model 22

Paul Garber (in cockpit) oversees the installation of the Kugisho MXY7 Model 22 Ohka (Cherry Blossom) kamikaze suicide bomb in the Arts & Industries Building. It was nicknamed by Americans "Baka" (Japanese for "idiot" or "fool"). The Ohka was transferred to Smithsonian in 1948 and displayed at Arts & Industries until the early 1970s when it was moved to the Garber Facility. Restoration began in 1994 and it was placed on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in 2003.

Featured in National Air and Space Museum: An Autobiography 

Image Number: 2A01898
Credit: National Air and Space Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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