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  N1K1 Rex Manufacture Number 514  
? 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.

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

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.

NASM Profile Page - N1K1 Rex

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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