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  Ki-51 Sonia Manufacture Number 946?  
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? Sentai

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AWM April 2, 1945

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi estimated assembly date March 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 But Airfield.

Wreckage
During April 1945, the Australian Army occupied the area and iscovered this aircraft abandoned on the side of the overgrown runway, missing engine cowls, canopy glass and exhibiting other damage. An Australian Army photograph taken April 2, 1945 shows manufacture number 946? visible on the left spat (AWM 090412).

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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