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  N1K2-J Model 21 George Manufacture Number 5312  
IJN
? Kōkūtai

Aircraft History
Built by Kawanishi in 1944. Fighter-bomber variant of the Shiden Kai equipped with wing mounts to carry bombs.

Wartime History
Captured in Japan. Wartime history is unknown.

Postwar
Transported to the United States for technical evaluation

Display
Displayed at the USAF Museum. The museum incorrectly thought the manufacture number was 62387. It was superficially restored with tail number 343-A-11 painted in a single line across the tail, incorrectly.

Later, this aircraft was re-restored during 2007, this George was completed in 2008 and returned to display painted as an aircraft of the Yokosuka Kōkūtai, with tail number ヨ-105.

References
Thanks to Jim Long for additional information
Broken Wings of the Samurai mentions this aircraft

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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