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  J2M3 Jack Manufacture Number 3014 Tail Number ヨD-1158
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Justin Taylan 2003

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi. This aircraft is the sole surviving J2M Raiden example in the entire world.

Wartime History
Captured at the end of the war in Japan. Transported to the United States for technical evaluation.

Postwar
After evaluation, it was abandoned. Given to a park in Los Angeles for use as a playground.

Restoration
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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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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