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The Allied forces requested engineers of Kyusyu Aircraft to restore the abandoned airframe of J7W1 in September, 1945. These photos show work almost completed.What happened to the plane in post # 1?
According to "Da Wiki" one was, the US Navy snarfed the other, did nothing with it and it languishes in the Smithsonian collection.Was the Shinden scrapped or by some slight chance it still exists?
It's in the Udvar-Hazy center now: between the Ohka and the Toryu.I have this mental image of those parts stored in the same warehouse the Ark of the Covenant is from Raiders of the Lost Ark.