Built by Mitsubishi on July 3, 1942. Houkoku Number 874 (presentation number) donated by a civilian volunteer group 'Sadahei'. It is unclear who this donor was. Assigned to the the Tainan Kokutai with tail code V-190.
Operated from Buna Airfield. Approximately six foot of the right wing was torn off, apparently
from a bad landing that likely grounded it.
largely intact by Allied forces at Buna Airfield on December
27, 1942. Salvaged to the beach during January 1943. Transported by barge to Brisbane arriving on February 19, 1943. Next, moved to Eagle Farm Airfield, the rear fuselage and other components of this aircraft was used to
build a flyable A6M3 Zero (Hybrid).
Sekai no kessaku ki (A World Masterpiece Airplane)
Yokoi Houkoku List
Technical Air Intelligence Report No. 163, Headquarters Allied Air Forces, Directorate of Intelligence, APO 925, Subject: Recovery and Reconstruction of Type 0 Mk 2 SSF HAP, 16 September 1943.
Thanks to Jim Long for additional information
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January 31, 2018