Built by Yokosuka. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN).
Disabled at Colonia Airfield on Yap Island.
During 1980, this aircraft was recovered by Nobuhiko End in cooperation with NTV (Nippon Television Network Corporation) and exported to Japan.
Kisarazu Airfield under the leadership of aircraft
researcher Tanaka Shoichi. Components of three D4Y2 wrecks were used in the restoration. Missing parts were reproduced as replica. The finished aircraft was restored to static condition and painted with tail code Taka-13.
On April 5, 1988 donated to Yasukuni Jinja (Yasukuni Shrine) and placed on display at the Yūshūkan (Yasukuni Museum) in the Great Exhibition Hall. Hanging above is a replica MXY7 Model 11 Ohka.
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June 29, 2019