History[edit | edit source]

Built by Mitsubishi as C/n 3203[1] and assigned to 14th Kokutai, bearing tail code 9-122 this aircraft, flown by Lt. Motonari Suho, was shot down in 1940 and force landed on Weichow Island. The aircraft was subsequently captured and tested, most probably as P-5014. Lt. Motonari Suho must have managed to evade capture, because he went on to become an ace during WW2.[2] The eventual fate of the aircraft is unknown.

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Thorpe 1977, pp. 95-97.
  2. http://www.1939-45.net/suho.htm

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Thorpe, Donald W. Japanese Naval Air Force Camouflage and Markings, World War II. Fallbrook, California, USA: Aero Publishers, 1977. ISBN 0-8168-6587-6.
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