Ze­roes and Pointers

Old Bike Australasia - - BLOW YOUR OWN -

On page 68 of OBA 42 it is said that the Kawan­ishi Air­craft Co. de­signed the Zero fighter plane. In fact the Zero, code named Zeke by the Al­lies, was pro­duced by Mit­subishi, hav­ing been de­signed by head de­signer Jiro Horikoshi and team in the 1930s. Kawan­ishi did de­sign and pro­duce a fighter plane dur­ing WW2. This plane, code named Ge­orge by the Al­lies en­tered ser­vice well into the war and was mainly used against Amer­i­can heavy bombers. Re­gard­ing Pointer mo­tor­cy­cles, I re­mem­ber see­ing one in the early 1960s on dis­play in a win­dow of Burl­ing & Sim­mons, Par­ra­matta Road Auburn. Any­thing re­lat­ing to Pointers that may have been there when Frasers took over would have been sold off or more likely, dumped. Brian Guthrie Port Noar­lunga South, SA

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