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  Ki-49-II Helen Manufacture Number 3140  
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Phil Bradley 1988

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Justin Taylan 2003

Aircraft History
Built by Nakajima during the middle of March 1943. Uncoded serial number 140.

Wartime History
Abandoned at Dagua Airstrip, off the south side of the strip's western end. The airframe shows evidence of battle damage, presumably it was being used for parts or under repair.

Wreckage
The aircraft is missing the top portion of its tail, nose, and cockpit section. One engine is present, off its mount in front of the aircraft, missing its prop. The top of the fuselage is missing, either salvaged for parts during the war, or postwar scrapping.

Larry Hickey adds:
"I visited this wreck in June 2005, and someone had cut off the fin with bush knives and sold it for scrap. It was sad."

References
Charles Darby & Justin Taylan noted the manufacture number.
"Nakajima Ki-49 Serial Numbers" by Jim Long for production data.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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