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  Ki-46-III Dinah Manufacture Number 5439  
JAAF
81st Sentai
3rd Chutai

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RAF c1945

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Steve Dodd 2003

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Phil Bradley 2005

Aircraft History
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.

Wartime History
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 were applied.

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.

References
Thanks to Steve Dodd, Cosford Museum for additional information.
Aero Detail #32: Kawasaki Ki-100 Type 5
Production figures of the Mitsubishi Ki.46 by Jim Long

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January 9, 2018

 

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