Built by Kawasaki at Kagamigahara. 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.
Assigned to the 68th Sentai or 78th Sentai. No known markings.
This aircraft took off on a mission and ditched or crashed into shallow water to the southeast of Muschu
Island off Sup.
The aircraft is underwater on a sandy bottom. The wreckage includes the engine, cockpit
and wing section. The propeller and hub are broken off and twisted
side of the wreck. The tail section is missing, as are the guns and
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January 25, 2019