Installing the Ohka Model 22

     

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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