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Camouflaged Ki-61 Tony 263 rear fuselage captured at Cape Gloucester Airfield
This Ki-61 was camouflaged with palm fronds and hidden until discovered by U. S. Marines. This Tony had a bare metal finish with dark green spray paint applied to the upper surfaces in a snake weave pattern. The Hinomaru was outlined in white then over painted. The leading edge of the wing had a yellow identification stripe. A red four-pointed star was painted on the leading edge of the wing over each 7.7mm machine gun port. The rear fuselage had two vertical white bands, the marking of the 2nd Chutai. The tail had the "V" shaped insignia of the 68th Sentai, 2nd Company.
Credit: USMC  Date: December 30, 1943

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