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Bomb Damage Assessment photo of destroyed Ki-48 bombers at a Japanese airstrip in northern New Guinea, 1942-1943, photo 1 of 2

Caption     Bomb Damage Assessment photo of destroyed Ki-48 bombers at a Japanese airstrip in northern New Guinea, 1942-1943, photo 1 of 2 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army Air Forces
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
1 Apr 2011 08:58:00 PM

Japanese Lily bombers destroyed by "parafrag bombs"
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
2 Jul 2015 03:12:14 PM


Allied control of the air kept many Japanese aircraft grounded due to lack of supplies, oil and spare parts. Check out what looks like a field modification to that Lily with long green house canopy no production a/c had that, must have been used as a transport, anyway that's my guess.
The Lily had poor defensive armament most models carried 3 x flexible 7.7mm type 89 machine guns and 1 x 12.7mm flexible heavy machine gun. Bomb load 300kg/661lb, Ki-48-I, 400kg/ 882lb Ki-48-II, maximum bomb load 400kg/882lb Ki-48-I and up to 800kg/1764lb
Ki-48-II before wars end like all Japanese aircraft the Lily would be expended in suicide attacks against allied forces

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