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  Ki-61 Tony    
JAAF
68th Sentai
or 78th Sentai

Aircraft History
Built by Kawasaki at Kagamigahara. Delivered to the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF). Delivered to the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) as Type 3 Fighter / Ki-61-Ia Tony manufacture number unknown (three digit). Uncoded serial number unknown (three digit). Likely, armed with the "Kou" weapon configuration of two 12.7mm Ho-103 machine cannons in the fuselage forward decking and two 7.7 mm Type 89 machine guns in the wings.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 68th Sentai or 78th Sentai. No known markings.

Mission History
This aircraft took off on a mission and crashed to the north of Goroka. The pilot was killed in crash.

Wreckage
During the early 1980s, the crash site was discovered by local people. The aircraft was reported as a Ki-61 Tony, but never confirmed from photographs. At the time, they cleared the bush from the area of hopes of making it into a tourist site. Whereabouts today unknown.

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Last Updated
January 25, 2019

 

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