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  Ki-61-II Tony Manufacture Number 521  
JAAF
68th Sentai

Aircraft History
Built by Kawasaki during September 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 421. Engine serial number 562.

Wartime History
Delivered to the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF). Assigned to the 68th Sentai. No known nickname or nose art. Tail marking included a drawn figure of "6 in V" on tail in dark royal-blue, the squadron insignia. Abandoned at Alexishafen Airfield.

Wreckage
Until at least 1974, the tail section and engine of this aircraft remained in situ. Inspected by Charles Darby, who noted markings and engine serial.

References
Thanks to Charles Darby and Jim Lansdale for additional information.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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