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  B7A2 Grace Manufacture Number 816 Tail Sho-816
IJN
? Kōkūtai

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1946
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Saiwan 199?

Aircraft History
Built by Aichi. N#47?. Other sources state Manufacture Number 2.

Wartime History
Wartime history unknown. Captured in Japan at the end of the war, and shipped to the United States for evaluation.

Post War
Assigned code T2 / FE-1204. Stored in the United States until 1963.

Storage
National Air & Space Museum (NASM) accepted the airplane in 1963 and placed it in storage at NASM Paul E. Garber Facility. Used in the M6A1 Seiran restoration, as a reference for construction techniques. Only the fuselage section appears to remain.

References
Smithsonian Aichi B7A Ryusei (Shooting Star) Grace

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January 9, 2018

 

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