Dying Sun (Part I, II a III)

Japanese Aircraft tested by Yanks and British

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Ki-43-IIb "Oscar" (s/n 5388)
rebuilt by the 8th Fighter Squadron, 49 Fighter Group, Hollandia AB, New Guinea, April 1944
Originally from 59th Sentai.


(Decal set in 1/48 and 1/72 scale)

Ki-43-IIb "Oscar" (s/n unkown)
rebuilt by the 41th Troop Carrier Squadron, Hollandia AB, New Guinea, 1944


(Decal set in 1/48 and 1/72 scale)

Ki-44-II Hei "Tojo" (s/n 2068)
tested by TAIU-SWPA (Technical Air Intelligence Unit - South-West Pacific Area) as aircraft no.11
Clark Field, Philippines, June 1945


(Decal set in 1/48 and 1/72 scale)

Ki-44-II Hei "Tojo" (s/n unknown)
Iwakuni AB, Yamaguchi prefecture, Honshu, Japan, October 1945


(Decal set in 1/48 and 1/72 scale)

Ki-45 Kai Tei "Nick"
ested by TAIU-SWPA (Technical Air Intelligence Unit - South-West Pacific Area) as aircraft no.22
Clark Field, Philippines, 1945


(Decal set in 1/48 and 1/72 scale)

Ki-46-II "Dinah" (s/n 2846)
tested by TAIC (Technical Air Intelligence Center) as aircraft no.10
Hollandia AB, New Guinea, December 1944 (before transfer to U.S.A.)


(Decal set in 1/72 scale only)

Ki-46-II "Dinah" (s/n 2846)
tested by TAIC (Technical Air Intelligence Center) as aircraft no.10
NAS Anacostia, Washington D.C., U.S.A., 1945 (after rebuilt by TAIC in U.S.A.)


(Decal set in 1/72 scale only)

Ki-46-III "Dinah" (s/n 5439)
tested by ATAIU-SEA (Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit - South East Asia)
Tebrau AB, Malaya, 1946.
History of this Dinah - RAF Museum Cosford


(Decal set in 1/72 scale only)

Ki-61-I Ko "Tony" (s/n 263)
tested by TAIC (Technical Air Intelligence Center) as aircraft no.9
NAS Anacostia, Washington D.C., U.S.A., 1944


(Decal set in 1/48 and 1/72 scale)

Ki-61-I Tei "Tony" (s/n unknown)
"Flying toy" of VMF 322, Kadena AB, Okinawa, May 1945
Originally from 23rd Dokuritsu Hiko Chutai


(Decal set in 1/48 and 1/72 scale)

Ki-84-I "Frank" (s/n 1446)
tested by TAIU-SWPA (Technical Air Intelligence Unit - South-West Pacific Area) as aircraft no.17
Clark Field, Philippines, June 1945


(Decal set in 1/48 and 1/72 scale)

     

A6M5 m. 52 "Zero" (s/n 4340)
tested by TAIC (Technical Air Intelligence Center) as aircraft no.7
Anacostia NAS, Washington D.C., USA, September 1945
Originally "61-106" from 261st Kokutai, captured at Aslito AB at Saipan.


(Decal set in 1/72 scale only)

A6M5 m. 52 "Zero" (s/n 4340)
Wright Field, Ohio, and Freeman Field, Indiana, USA, 1945-1946


(Decal set in 1/72 scale only)

A6M5 m. 52 "Zero" (s/n 4340)
Freeman Field, Indiana, USA, 1946


(Decal set in 1/72 scale only)

A6M2 m. 21 "Zero" (s/n unknown)
tested by ATAIU-SEA (Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit - South East Asia) as aircraft "BI-12"
Tebrau AB, Malaya, 1946


(Decal set in 1/48 and 1/72 scale)

A6M5 m. 52 "Zero" (s/n unknown)
tested by ATAIU-SEA (Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit - South East Asia) as aircraft "BI-05"
Tebrau AB, Malaya, 1946


(Decal set in 1/48 and 1/72 scale)

A6M5 m. 52 "Zero" (s/n 1303)
tested by TAIC (Technical Air Intelligence Center) as aircraft no.11
RAF Station Seletar, Singapore, 1945
Originally "61-121" from 261st Kokutai, captured at Aslito AB at Saipan.


(Decal set in 1/48 and 1/72 scale)

J2M3 m. 21 "Jack" (s/n 3008)
tested by TAIU-SWPA (Technical Air Intelligence Unit - South-West Pacific Area) as aircraft no.12
Clark Field, Philippines, June 1945


(Decal set in 1/48 and 1/72 scale)

J2M3 m. 21 "Jack" (s/n unknown)
tested by ATAIU-SEA (Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit - South East Asia) as aircraft "BI-01"
Tebrau AB, Malaya, 1946
Originally from 381st Kokutai captured at Malaya.


(Decal set in 1/48 and 1/72 scale)

N1K1-J m. 11 "George" (s/n 7102)
tested by TAIU-SWPA (Technical Air Intelligence Unit - South-West Pacific Area) as aircraft no. 9
Clark Field, Philippines, June 1945
Originally "341-S-23" from 341st Kokutai , 402nd Hikotai, captured at Philippines.


(Decal set in 1/72 scale only)

N1K2-Ja m. 21a "George" (s/n unknown)
Omura AB, Nagasaki Prefecture,  Japan, 16th October 1945
Originally from 343rd Kokutai.


(Decal set in 1/48 and 1/72 scale)

B6N2 m. 12 "Jill" (airframe s/n 5350 and components from s/n  3779 and s/n 6745)
tested by TAIU-SWPA (Technical Air Intelligence Unit - South-West Pacific Area) as aircraft no.19
Clark Field, Philippines, June 1945

Originally "01-35" from 701th Kokutai, 252nd Hikotai, captured at Philippines.


(Decal set in 1/72 scale only)

B6N2 m. 12 "Jill" (s/n unknown)
Iwakuni AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Honshu, Japan, October 1945

Originally "131-57" from 131st Kokutai, 256th Hikotai.


(Decal set in 1/72 scale only)

D4Y3 m. 33 "Judy" (s/n 3957)
tested by TAIU-SWPA (Technical Air Intelligence Unit - South-West Pacific Area)  as aircraft no.16
Clark Field, Philippines, June 1945

Originally marked "35" captured at Philippines.


(Decal set in 1/72 scale only)

 

Sources:
Toware no nihongunki hiroku (Notes on the captured Japanese planes), Kojinsha, 2002
FAOW series