Built by Aichi. N#47?. Other sources state Manufacture Number 2.
Wartime history unknown.
Captured in Japan at the end of the war, and shipped to the United States for evaluation.
Assigned code T2 / FE-1204. Stored in the United States until 1963.
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.
Smithsonian Aichi B7A Ryusei (Shooting Star) Grace
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January 9, 2018