Ki-43 Hayabusa

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Boba
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Ki-43 Hayabusa

Post by Boba » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:35 pm

The wreckage of a Ki-43 Hayabusa was found recently north of Bangkok and northwest of the former International Airport and WWII airfield at Don Muang. The wreckage was located at Pathum Thani and in the vicinity of a USAAF P-51 found a couple of years ago.

If you 'Google' in 'Ki-43 found at Pathum Thani' and hit search a couple of items will come up along with the P-51 find. One is a Thai Defence news item with good photos and the other I think is a private blog, also with photos. The Thai Defence item is in Thai but should translate for you - otherwise you'll need to learn Thai - quickly...

Trust it is of interest despite being a little way off the beaten track so far as this forum goes.

Cheers,

Bob Alford
Lampang Thailand

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