Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
 
  Ki-61 Tony Manufacture Number ?  
JAAF
68th Sentai
or 78th Sentai

Click For Enlargement
Click For Enlargement
Justin Taylan 2003

Aircraft History
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.

Wartime History

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

Mission History
This aircraft took off on a mission and ditched or crashed into shallow water to the southeast of Muschu Island off Sup.

Wreckage
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 to the side of the wreck. The tail section is missing, as are the guns and ammo.

Contribute Information
Are you a relative or associated with any person mentioned?
Do you have photos or additional information to add?

Last Updated
January 25, 2019

 

Tech Info
Ki-61

SCUBA
0-6'
  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
 
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Google Plus Instagram