Built by Mitsubishi at Dotokua plant during September 1943. Assigned to the ? Sentai. Painted
overall grey with camouflage.
Crashed on December 26, 1943 at Urafi, near Haridaspur India.
This aircraft was vistied by Allied intelligence inspectors after the crash.
Parts were recoverd and sent to the U.S. for metallurgical tests. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.
Jim Long adds:
"The metallurgical testing was written up in TAIC Report #27, January 1944. Pieces of three different planes were reported on in this one document in an unsatisfactory way."
TAIC Report #27, January 1944
Allied crash intelligence inspectors reported that the plane's assembly date was September 1943, information apparently gathered from the crashed airplane's nameplates.
Production figures of the Mitsubishi Ki.46 by Jim Long
Note, USSBS report (incorrectly) counts the fourth Ki-46-III (MN 5004) as built in August 1943.
Thanks to Jim Long and Richard Dunn for additional information
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January 9, 2018