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  Ki-51 Sonia Manufacture Number 1242  
JAAF
? Sentai

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 ? Sentai.

Wartime History
Abandoned at Alexishafen Airfield.

Wreckage
In the 1970s, Charles Darby also located this manufacture number on scraps of metal from this wreckage, at the eastern edge of Danip Airstrip (Alexishafen II, Figher Strip).

Charles Darby adds:
"The other Ki-51s [955, 1081, 1242] that I was able to identify consisted of little more than scraps of wreckage that could have been carried in the trunk of a car, and all were close to the main road [eastern edge] at the [Danip] fighter strip."

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

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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