Built by Mitsubishi. This aircraft is the sole surviving J2M Raiden example in the entire world.
Captured at the end of the war in Japan. Transported to the United States for technical evaluation.
After evaluation, it was abandoned. Given to a park in Los Angeles for use as a playground.
Rescued by the efforts of Edward Maloney, and brought to the Planes of Fame Museum, in Chino California. This aircraft was static restored and painted in the markings of the 302 Kōkūtai / Yokosuka Kōkūtai. Displayed in the museum.
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June 29, 2019