The Curator’s Choice 43

Reconnaissance Aircraft of World War II
Potez 63.11 – Blohm und Voss Bv141 – Yokosuka R2Y1

One of the most important things the military needs to know in time of war is where the enemy is, what it’s doing and what it’s strengths and weaknesses are. Helping to supply that information falls to one of the least glamorous roles in military aviation, aerial reconnaissance. Thinking about that, let’s take a stroll into the Gallery of Sundry Military Roles and look at three little known reconnaissance aircraft of World War II.


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