Built by Mitsubishi on May 30, 1942. Houkoku Gou 550 (Patriotic Presentation number). Donor was Rengou Shiki Gou. Rengou is alliance Shiki is container of molded paper: cardboard box, packing case, paper cup or plate.
Assigned to the Tainan Kokutai with tail V-171. Panted in overall gray with a red diagonal fuselage stripe. Abandoned at Lae Airfield.
Captured by the Allies on September 16, 1943 and examined by intelligence. Later, it was discarded into a dump area, pushed against the wreckage of a G4M1 Betty.
Production figures of the Mitsubishi/Nakajima A6M Zero by Jim Long
Yokoi Houkoku List - Houkoku Number 550
Thanks to Jim Long for additional information.
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December 2, 2018