The Mitsubishi A5M was a Japanese single-seat ship based fighter aircraft
developed during the mid-1930s and used during the Second World War,
especially as a fighter-trainer.The Allied code-name was Claude; the Japanese
Navy designation was "Type 96 carrier-based fighter" (九六式艦上戦闘機).
The Mitsubishi A5M4 was powered by a 710 hp Nakajima Kotobuki 41
9-cylinder radial piston engine which provided a top speed of 440 kmh and a
range of 1200 km. Armaments consisted of two fixed forward firing 7.7 mm
machine-guns and two 30 kg bombs.
The Isokaze ("Wind on the Beach") was a Kagero-class destroyer of the
Imperial Japanese Navy. It is the second ship to carry the name after the lead
ship from lsokaze-class destroyer.
On 7 April 1945, Isokaze escorted the battleship Yamato from the lnland Sea
on her Operation Ten-Go attack on the Allied forces on Okinawa. She was
struck by aircraft of Task Force 53 and scuttled with gunfire 150 miles (280
km) southwest of Nagasaki. Of those on board, 20 were killed and rest were
rescued by other ships.