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  N1K1 Rex Manufacture Number 562  
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Justin Taylan 2006

Wartime History
Captured in Japan, it was one of 145 Japanese aircraft brought to the United States after the war for evaluation.

Wreckage
This aircraft was repainted after the war by the US Navy, including bogus 'kill' markings, and a fake fuselage stencil with '1942' as the manufacture number and 'VP-64' as the unit.

Display
This aircraft was acquired by the Nimitz Museum in component pieces. Basic restoration work was done on the aircraft, and assembly into a complete airframe.

Presently in storage, due to lack of display space, at the Pacific Combat Zone extension of the museum. The museum does plan to place it on public display in the future.

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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