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  C6N1 Myrt    
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? Kōkūtai

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Dick Williams 1980

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Ghost Fleet of the Truk Lagoon c1980

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Klaus Luebcke 1995

Aircraft History
Built by Nakajima. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to ? Kokutai. No known markings.

Wartime History
Abandoned on its landing gear at the southwest of Moen No. 1 Airfield (Chuuk Airport) on Moen Island.

Wreckage
Remained 'in situ' in a taro swamp until 2000's.

Dick Williams reports:
"When I was there in 1969-70 she was still up on her gear. Clearly a Japanese plane because of the reddish primer, while US planes used zinc chromate."

Salvage
Sometime in the early 2000's this aircraft was salvaged, and stored on the island.

References
Thanks to Curt Block and Dick Williams for additional information
Ghost Fleet of the Truk Lagoon, page 114
Classic Wings Vol. 21, No. 5, Issue 98, Page 11
"Another rarity has recently been imported to the US from its Pacific Island resting place in the form of a relatively complete Nakajima CS6 Saiun “MYRT” three seat fast reconnaissance aircraft (photo top). Only one complete example of the is known to exist, this is a C6N1-S night-fighter variant armed with oblique firing 20 mm cannon and crewed by two, which resides in store with the NASM, Washington DC."

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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