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  Ki-61-II Tony Manufacture Number 388  
JAAF
68th Sentai
or 78th Sentai

Aircraft History
Built by Kawasaki during September 1943. Uncoded serial number 288. Equipped 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.

Wartime History
Delivered to the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) as Type 3 fighter / Ki-61-I Tony manufacture number 388. Assigned to either the 68th Sentai or 78th Sentai. This aircraft force landed.

Wreckage
Until at least the early 1970s, wreckage of this aircraft remained in situ present day Madang Province. In 1974 inspected by Charles Darby who noted the manufacture number 388.

References
Production figures of the Kawasaki Ki-61 Tony by Jim Long
Thanks to Charles Darby for additional information

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Last Updated
January 17, 2019

 

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