Built by Mitsubishi at Dotokua plant during late December 1944. Painted in overal gray and a fusealge stripe. Assigned to the 81st Sentai, 3rd Chutai.
Surrendered by the Japanese at the end of the war, and flown with a Japanese crew to Tebrau Airfield. British markings and with the aconym ATAIU-SEA
This was one of four aircraft shipped back to the UK, arriving in 1946. It was displayed at RAF Biggin Hill and RAF St. Athan.
Restoration & Display
Transferred to RAF St. Athen where it was stored until 1989. In 1989, after the closing of the St. Athan collection, it was transferred to Aerospace Museum at Cosford and underwent restoration from 1992 - 1994 with the financial support from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and has been displayed since.
Thanks to Steve Dodd,
Cosford Museum for additional information.
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Production figures of the Mitsubishi Ki.46 by Jim Long
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January 9, 2018