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  N1K1 Rex Manufacture Number 514  
IJN
? Kōkūtai

Aircraft History
Probably never flew in an operational unit.

Wartime History
Captured in Japan, it was one of 145 Japanese aircraft brought to the United States after the war for evaluation but unfortunately, no test records survive.

Wreckage
In the late 1940s, the U. S. Navy moved the airplane to NAS Norfolk, along with other aircraft until 1972.

Storage
Aquired by the Smithsonian and transported to the NASM Paul Garber Facility until suitable indoor storage space became available in 1975. It remains in storage to this day.

References
NASM Profile Page - N1K1 Rex

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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