Built by Nakajima. Assigned to the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF). Assigned to the ? Sentai. No known markings or tail code.
Abandoned relatively intact at Clark Field, repaired by US Army ATIU.
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."
Setting Suns page 59
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January 31, 2018