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  Ki-61-Ia Tony Manufacture Number 195  
68th Sentai
or 78th Sentai

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Ray Fairfield 1971

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Charles Darby 1974

Aircraft History
Built by Kawasaki during February 1943 with "Kou" armament of 2 x 12.7mm fuselage; 2 x 7.7mm wings. Uncoded serial number 95. Delivered to the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF). Assigned to either the 68th Sentai or 78th Sentai.

Wartime History
Abandoned or force landed near Borpop Airfield (Huris) on New Ireland.

Remained in situ until 1974. Dismantled during 1974 but never recovered.

Production figures of the Kawasaki Ki-61 Tony by Jim Long
Pacific Aircraft Wrecks page 29 (upper & mid) page 55 (lower)
Thanks to Jim Long for manufacture data

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Last Updated
December 9, 2018


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