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  Ki-43-II Oscar Manufacture Number 5927  
JAAF
? Sentai

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via PNG Museum 1972

Aircraft History
Built by Nakajima during August 1943. Uncode serial number 927. Delivered to the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) as Ki-43-II Oscar manufacture number 5927. Assigned to ? Sentai.

Wartime History
Destroyed on the ground and abandoned at Danip Airfield (Alexishafen Airfield No. 1).

Wreckage
Vestiges of 77th Sentai markings exisited on the tail into the 1970's, and a fuselage band. Empenange of the aircraft only remaned in the early 1970s. The skin was corroded from grass fires. No information on the wereabouts of this wreckage today, if recovered, scraped or otherwise removed.

References
Production Record for the Type 1 Fighter (Ki-43) (Oscar) by Jim Long
Pacific Aircraft Wrecks pages 28, 63 (lower right) claims it had the markings of the 77th Sentai
Japanese Army Air Force Camouflage and Markings World War II (1968) page 49

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Last Updated
November 9, 2019

 

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