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Ki-44 fighter in flight, date and location unknown

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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 24 Jul 2011



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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
30 Jul 2011 09:14:50 AM

Nice inflight photograph of an early Ki-44 Tojo. Aircraft has early telescopic gun site later aircraft had reflector type gun sites.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
30 Jul 2011 11:17:51 AM

Ki-44s were deployed to protect the home islands. Units were stationed in China and Burma. In November 1944 a special unit was formed made up from volunteers who would crash their aircraft into B-29s. Some units were located in Sumatra and were protecting the oil fields at Palembang.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
14 Dec 2011 04:52:02 PM

Ki-44-II assigned to the Akeno Army flying school. School marking on tail isn't complete Japanese characters in the center need to be applyed. The school also flew Home Defence Missions, the Ki-44 also flew night missions against the B-29s.

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