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  Ki-51 Sonia Manufacture Number 1240  
JAAF
10th Sentai

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1944

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi, estimated assembly date late October 1943. Unknown if this aircraft was a reconnaissance version or assault version. Assigned to the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) to the 10th Sentai.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 10th Sentai, this aircraft had a white fuselage stripe behind the Hinomaru and the "S" tail marking of the 10th Sentai painted on the tail. Abandoned at Hollandia Airfield.

Wreckage
Captured largely intact by the US during late April 1944. This wreckage was heavily photographed by American personnel at Hollandia, and appears to have undergone some attempts at repair or disassembly.

References
Production Record of the Type 99 Assault / Recon Plane by Jim Long

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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