Well known colour photograph which has appeared in various publications but worth showing again as a good, clear image for the colours of the tail codes.
'YoD-135' in yellow and 'YoD-198' in white. Note Zero behind Raiden also has yellow tail code and extreme weathering on Raiden. Unusual.
Note also Irving tail code 'YoD-198' is horizontal to ground line not airframe line.
In monochrome photographs it is difficult to determine whether codes are white or yellow. Did the colours signify anything? Hikotai?
Image credit: a-waka
I think they did.In the book on the 302 Ku (KFI-96). It shows on page 158 a P1Y1 with YoD-153 and on page 160 an A6M5 with YoD-153.
IMHO that means they must have had different colors
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