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? Sentai

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1940s via David Mason
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1960s via David Mason

Aircraft History
Built by Nakajima. Assigned to the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF). Assigned to the ? Sentai. No known markings or tail code.

Wartime History
Abandoned relatively intact at Clark Field, repaired by US Army ATIU.

Display
After the war, it was displayed on a post in front of base operations. It remained until the 1960s when for unknown reasons the base commander had it taken down and scrapped.

Don Patrie, USAF adds:
"n 1948, I saw a Ki-43. It remained there for years & years. In approx. 1969, I was there again. The Base Ops building had been rebuild & the Ki-43 was missing. Years later, I heard that a Base Commander had it destroyed."

References
Setting Suns page 59

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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