Planemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 6456 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2478 times:
Yataro Iwasaki launched the first Mitsubishi company--a shipping firm--in 1870. Japan's first series-production passenger car, the Mitsubishi Model A (1917) was built before they started making aircraft, as far back as the early 1920's.
Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. - A. Einstein
Jetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2390 times:
There was a time when I drove to work in a Mitsubishi car, flew a Mitsubishi airplane and watched a Mitsubishi TV. Sometimes I wonder just who really won the war. By the way - Good airplanes, good cars, and good TVs.
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2350 times:
Wow i can't believe Japan was already making cars that far back!! One thing that can be said though their early planes were much better than their eraly cars. Japanese cars only started to match western quality around the late 70's-1980's and their planes were excellent early on. The Zero fighter of WW2 was one of the best fighter planes of that era. Then later superb planes like the Diamond Jet,MU2 and i believe they also built the F4 Phantom under license.