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  Ki-44 Tojo Manufacture Number 2068 Tail 'Mo'
JAAF
29th Sentai

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Circa 1945

Aircraft History
Built by Nakajima, Hei version. The aircraft had a dark green over light grey-green camouflage and the tail symbol ' Mo' on the tail. The aircraft shows signs of weathering as this aircraft saw previous action over China and Formosa before the unit was transferred to the Philippines in November 1944.

Wartime History
Captured at Clark Field. This, and another Tojo belonging to the 246th Sentai were captured intact at Clark. One of them was later repaired and was tested and evaluated by the Technical Allied Intelligence Unit (TAIU) and assigned code "S11". The paint was stripped down and was left in its natural metal finished and painted in U. S. markings.

References
Thanks to Dave Pluth and Tony Feredo for additional information.
Setting Suns page 69, 70

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January 31, 2018

 

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