Built by Nakajima.
Ryan Toews adds:
"The one photo of the engine and you can see that the ring that the cowling is attached to has a U shaped bend. This is to accomdate the MG barrel. On the M3 this ring is circular without the U shaped bend and the barrel goes underneath the ring. I am especially intrigued by the CG stencil, I only have seen Mitsubishi's version and I am pretty sure this is a Nakajima built model 21."
on the ground on Ballale Airfield, likely during a take off or landing accident.
Twisted upside down and engine seporated from the fuselage.
The armament is removed, possibly during the war.
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January 31, 2018