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  G3M3 Model 23 Nell Manufacture Number 8328 Tail M-902
IJN
Mihoro Kōkūtai

Aircraft History
Built by Nakajima, completed during early October 1942. Horizontal and vertical tails were built September 22, 1942. Engines were Kinsei Model 52, one engine was serial number 52102. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to Minhoro Kōkūtai. Tail number M-902. This aircraft possibly served as a transport.

Wartime History
Abandoned at Gasmata Airfield. On March 28, 1944 captured by the Australian Army.

References
MIS (Military Intelligence Service) Japanese Aircraft - Plates and Markings (lists tail number incorrectly as N-902)
G3M production statistics, table 4, notes by Jim Long

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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