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  L2D3 Tabby Manufacture Number 6240 Tail S15
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ATIU May 1945

Aircraft History
Built by Showa as a license-built version of Douglas DC-3. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) as Navy Type 0 Transport Model 22 / L2D3 Tabby manufacture number 6240. This aircraft was used as a personal transport powered by two Kinsei 51 radial engines with three bladed propeller.

Wartime History
On May 3, 1945 this Tabby captured intact at Zamboanga Airfield (Wolf Field). The aircraft was largely intact but had the left propeller removed and photographed by Allied Technical Intelligence Unit (ATIU) as "Tabby 22" serial number "6240". Afterwards, this aircraft was repaired and flown to Clark Field for technical evaluation and flight testing. Painted with U. S. star and bar markings with tail code "S15" and below "Tech Air Intel SWPA". Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War (1987) page 500 (photo S15)
Thanks to Tony Feredo for additional information

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October 3, 2020

 

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