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  Ki-61-Ia Tony Manufacture Number 347  
JAAF
68th Sentai
or 78th Sentai

Aircraft History
Built by Kawasaki during June 1943 with "Kou" armament of 2 x 12.7mm Ho-103 machine guns in the fuselage forward decking and two 7.7 mm Type 89 machine guns in the wings. Uncoded serial number 247.

Wartime History
Delivered to the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF). Assigned to either the 68th Sentai or 78th Sentai. No known nickname or nose art. Abandoned at Alexishafen Airfield.

Charles Darby noted the manufacture number 347 and adds:
"Engine #960, Fitted with tail plane of Ki-61 367 and left lower u/c door of Ki-61 278. [No. '347' painted in] vermillion on main u/c doors."

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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