Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien / Tony captured

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    #1 Snautzer01, Oct 26, 2014
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    #2 Snautzer01, Nov 7, 2014
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    This is a Ki-61-1a Hien Army Type 3 Fighter, Serial No. 2210, at Yakota Air Base (pre 1947, after 47 it got fake American markings) Japan. The Tony was returned in 1953 to the Japanese people through civilian representatives of the Japan Aeronautic Association (Nippon Kohkuh Kyohkai). They moved it to Hibiya Park in Tokyo near the Imperial Palace for display.

    See more on this Tony here: Japan spotter association and Untitled Document
     
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    Good shots! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    #5 Snautzer01, Nov 27, 2014
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    #7 Snautzer01, Jan 14, 2015
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    makes me think of a macchi 205....
     
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    I have always loved the Tony. A definite standout in a sea of radials.
     
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    #11 Snautzer01, Sep 3, 2015
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    #13 Snautzer01, Nov 27, 2015
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    Tachikawa AF Base Occ Japan

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    The airframe is now in a factory of Kawasaki Heavy Industries for full restoration as been damaged for 70 years.
    It will be displayed again by the end of next year.

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