Built by Mitsubishi. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). The fuselage Hinomaru was painted inside white square. Assigned to the 11th Air Flotilla, Kisarazu Kōkūtai as a headquarters transport. Tail code Z-182(?), later, repainted with tail code R-902. The letter R was unit code for Kisarazu Kōkūtai, while the number in the 900s indicates this aircraft was used as a transport.
Disabled and abandoned
at Lae Airfield. During September 1943 captured by Allied forces.
Thanks to Osamu Tagaya and Jim Lansdale for additional information.
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October 30, 2018