Built by Nakajima during the middle of March 1943. Uncoded serial number 140.
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
or under repair.
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
Charles Darby & Justin Taylan noted the manufacture number.
"Nakajima Ki-49 Serial Numbers" by Jim Long for production data.
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January 31, 2018