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  Ki-45 Nick Manufacture Number 237  
JAAF
13th Sentai

Aircraft History
Built by Kawasaki during October 1942 at Gifu (Kagamigahara).  One engine 1625 from September 1942. Motted green upper surfaces and gray lower. Assigned to the 13th Sentai.

Wartime History
Arrived at Rabaul in May 1943. Demolished on the ground at Cape Gloucester Airfield on No. 2 strip (East Airfield), likely during June 1943.

Wreckage
Captured on December 30, 1943 by US Marines at Cape Gloucester Airfield and evaluated by Allied intelligence.

References
Tuluvu's Air War (Chapter X: The Aircraft of Tuluvu) by Richard Dunn
CEAR "Japanese Aircraft Makers' Plates and Markings", page 9

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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